And Then There Were Nine

Last October, we posted about our search for a new analyst at USV. We received many outstanding applications and spent the fall reading blog posts, following Twitter streams, poking at side projects, and interviewing candidates.

We met a number of extraordinary people through the process, and making one hire wasn’t easy. We also thought about how much Union Square Ventures has grown over the past two years, with new partners, a new fund, and new investments. As luck would have it, we had met two extremely-qualified analyst candidates, and we decided to hire both. Alexander Pease and Brian Watson introduced themselves on this blog today; here’s Alexander’s post, and here’s Brian’s.

The Union Square Ventures investment team is now nine: Albert, Andy, Brad, Fred, John, Gary, Alexander, Brian, and me. Please join all of us in welcoming Alexander and Brian!