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Ghost’s Series A

Co-authored by Rebecca Kaden Excess inventory is one of the worst-kept secrets in ecommerce.  Brands overproduce more than $500B of goods annually.  In categories like cosmetics, less than 50% of inventory is sold within a 12-month window.   Source: Shopify For [...]  Read more

XFuel

Co-authored with Nick Grossman Transportation, including road, rail, air, and marine, has a greater reliance on fossil fuels than any other sector. It accounts for 37% of CO2 emissions from end-uses. Electrification has been the preferred strategy to decarbonize small [...]  Read more

Investing in Climate Adaptation

Co-authored by Hanel Baveja, Mona Alsubaei The USV Climate Fund is focused on companies that provide mitigation for, or adaptation to, the climate crisis.   Mitigation means drawdown of existing greenhouse gasses and reducing future emissions.  For example, sequestering carbon with [...]  Read more

USV 2022 Funds

Co-authored with Andy Weissman We are pleased to announce that we have raised two new funds: a $275M Core Fund and a $350M Opportunity Fund. The new funds will be our eighth early stage fund and our fourth opportunity fund, [...]  Read more

Shift EV

Transportation is the sector with the largest CO2 emissions, accounting for 37% of total CO2 emissions from end-use sectors globally. A crucial strategy for the reduction of those emissions is the electrification of transportation. In that regard it is exciting [...]  Read more

Slope

Co-authored by Rebecca Kaden Even with the explosion of new digital payment options over the last decade, there is still a wide gap between the B2C and B2B payment user experience. On the consumer side, buy now pay later (BNPL) [...]  Read more