3.5 billion people in the world do not have access to reliable electricity, and over $1T in renewable energy investments are needed in emerging markets in the next decade.   Achieving this coverage can only happen if we can greenlight [...]  Read more

AI Reliability and Building Trusted Brands

tl;dr: For increasingly capable AIs to gain widespread adoption, they will have to earn our trust by reliably doing what we want in the ways we want. Four promising areas for ensuring reliability and corrigibility in AI products are: refining [...]  Read more

Trust and Artificial Intelligence

Trust is the core component of the USV investment thesis: “trusted brands that broaden access” is the opening description of our articulation. In a world of applications that are driven by artificial intelligence, we are now thinking about how trust [...]  Read more


Co-authored by Rebecca Kaden Of the world’s 2,000 largest public companies, at least 21% now have net-zero commitments. To fulfill these commitments, companies need to understand their full emissions. Despite increased efforts, there are still two major obstacles to comprehensive [...]  Read more

Joining the Venture Climate Alliance

At USV we intend to make a meaningful contribution to solving the climate crisis. In addition to making investments from our climate funds, we are committing to track, reduce and offset emissions at both the USV and portfolio levels. To [...]  Read more

AI Learning Summit

Co-authored with Rebecca Kaden Last week USV and Reach Capital co-hosted the AI Learning Summit. We welcomed over 75 builders, founders, educators, students, and policy makers into our library for a day of demoing fresh projects and discussing the ways [...]  Read more