In 2004, we began investing in companies that exhibit “network effects,” a term referring to services that increase in value to each user the more they and others engage with the platform.

Just as the companies in our portfolio continue to be aligned with this investment thesis, our network grows stronger with each new investment we make.

Today, this group spans 8,000+ employees across more than 10 countries and 20 cities.

Whether your company has 2 employees or 800, we invite everyone at your organization to engage with the USV Network to get access to people and resources who can help you drive business growth.

Through bottom-up, peer-to-peer connections, our USV Network offers access to cross-company events, shared resources, learning and development, talent, and more.


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events in 2017


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Network Offerings:

  • Direct intros to peers at other companies
  • Summits organized by topic or job function
  • Talent network and candidate referrals
  • Cross-company management training
  • Resource sharing and vendor referrals

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USV Network Guiding Principles

  1. We expose frameworks and ideas, not prescriptive solutions: As VCs and not operators, we know we don’t have all the answers. We seek to expose a wide variety of options to our companies, but never the only way to do something.
  2. We support each company differently: Our companies each benefit from our network in different ways, so we offer versatility in our interactions. Our programming is designed to support high leverage points within our network based on the most common questions. This is not a “one size fits all” model.
  3. We offer opt-in, rather than opt-out participation: It is ultimately up to each company to decide which network activities, events, and communications are useful to them.
  4. We work for our companies (not the other way around): The worst thing we can do is to distract our entrepreneurs and colleagues from building their businesses. We approach all requests for information, introductions, and time with sensitivity and avoid asking them to do more work on our behalf.
  5. We offer safe spaces for sharing, then curate aggregate trends. The collective information assets that our network captures are powerful. We seek out ways to surface patterns through this data while still protecting the privacy of our network members. We encourage individuals to share, but will never disclose proprietary information about people or companies without permission.