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SilviaTerra

Key to addressing the climate crisis is changing the balance in the so-called carbon cycle. At present, every year we are adding roughly 5 gigatons of carbon to the atmosphere*. Since atmospheric carbon acts as a greenhouse gas this increases [...]  Read more

USV Climate Fund

At USV we describe ourselves as a “thesis-driven venture capital firm.” For our core fund, we have been investing against Thesis 3.0 for some time. Over the last couple of years, we have been developing a separate Climate Thesis, including [...]  Read more

Hacking Education 2.0

More than ten years ago, USV hosted a small group of educators, entrepreneurs, activists, and investors for a day-long session called Hacking Education.  In summarizing that discussion, our partner Brad described the group’s collective optimism about the role technology would [...]  Read more

Stacks 2.0

The Bitcoin whitepaper is now over a decade old and Bitcoin as a system has been up and running continuously since January 3, 2009. Much has happened in the crypto world since then, including of course the launch of Ethereum [...]  Read more

Our Investment in Possible

Co-authored by Hanel Baveja 91 million Americans struggle to access money when they need it, often resulting in excess cost and low credit scores. Sadly, this is big business.  This consumer group pays $106 billion in fees each year for short-term [...]  Read more

Making Butter with Jam

At its best, building a product with others is a joyful, magical process.  It’s like being on a championship team and getting into the zone.  Or hosting an epic jam session where the band comes together and music flows like [...]  Read more