The Education Transformation

10 years ago, in March 2009, USV hosted an event called Hacking Education. The team pulled together a group of operators, founders, and investors to talk about how to create transformation in education. Following the event, my partner Brad wrote [...]  Read more

Welcoming Arweave To USV

We are thrilled to be welcoming the Arweave team to the USV portfolio. Part of USV’s most recent investment thesis is about investing in companies that broaden access to knowledge and Arweave is doing exactly that by building a self-sustaining, [...]  Read more

Network Leaders Program

Activity led by a Network Leader: Write 3 areas of interest around your face and draw lines to those who share a common interest At USV we believe in the power of network effects. This belief weaves heavily into our [...]  Read more

Recount Media

Eighteen months ago, I had breakfast with John Heilemann and he told me that his world, political media, was challenged in the shift from linear television (ie cable news) to real-time mobile (ie Twitter). He saw an opportunity to address [...]  Read more

USV Algorand Transparency Statement, Q4 2019

As part of an ongoing effort to bring transparency and clarity to the Algorand project, we are publishing the first of what will become regular transparency statements on our Algorand holdings and activities. Entities and financial relationships: USV's has made [...]  Read more