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Bob Dylan’s song Like A Rolling Stone contains the famous chorus: "How does it feel?"  This line heralded a generation of music, art, and science that tackled the messiness and complexity of human feeling with an intensely directed focus. The [...]  Read more

Journey Clinical’s Series A

The state of mental health in the US is abysmal. 1 in 5 American adults report suffering from mental illness–and nearly 1 in 3 between 18 and 25. A core piece of our thesis at USV focuses on broadening access [...]  Read more

Mombak

Co-authored by Mona Emissions reduction alone is not enough to address the climate crisis. Carbon removal is an essential part of any solution. In fact, all IPCC 1.5c scenarios feature annual carbon removal at the gigaton level — somewhere between [...]  Read more

USV 2022 Climate Fund

We are pleased to announce that we have raised a new $200M Climate Fund. This is our second climate fund dedicated to investing in mitigation for and adaptation to climate change. Given the state of the climate crisis and the [...]  Read more

Ostrom

One of the pillars of the USV investment thesis is “trusted brands”, and a core component of brand trust is structural alignment. Structural alignment means that from a fundamental business model perspective, the company’s economics and incentives are aligned with [...]  Read more

Lithos Carbon

Agriculture is both contributing to the climate crisis and being negatively impacted by it. According to the USDA, agriculture is responsible for more than 10% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, changes in temperature and rainfall as [...]  Read more