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USV’s education portfolio is built around the idea of changing a system from the outside in. By going directly to learners with products and platforms that offer high quality experiences for free or at accessible price points, companies like Duolingo, [...]  Read more

Outschool’s Series B

In the post about USV’s initial investment in Outschool 16 months ago, I wrote about the dramatic need for innovation in an education system that looked effectively the same as it did 50 years ago. While the internet had altered [...]  Read more

Mental Healthcare 3.0 Part 2

Part 2: Four Ideas for 3.0 In Part 1 of this series, I wrote about the transition from 2.0 to 3.0 in mental healthcare technology and why we are paying attention to it. What might it look like to create [...]  Read more

Mental Healthcare 3.0

Part 1: The 2.0-> 3.0 Transition If mental health technology was like language-learning solutions, we have been in the language CD and tapes phase for the last decade or so. The shift from language textbooks to CDs was a 1.0->2.0 [...]  Read more

A Quick Update On Hiring

Back in May we published a post on how COVID was impacting hiring across the portfolio. On its worst day, our job board had only 750 jobs available, down over 50% from earlier in the year. With open jobs in the portfolio now climbing above 1,000 for the first time since April, we thought we’d give a quick update on where things stand. Read more