Hiring New Analysts @ USV

We are excited to announce that we are again recruiting new analysts at USV. As is tradition, analysts at USV join our firm for a two-year “tour of duty,” where they sit on the investment team and work closely with [...]  Read more

USV Supports Extended Algorand Vesting Schedule

Earlier this year the Algorand blockchain launched and the Algo started trading. It relatively quickly became evident that there was a large supply-demand imbalance for Algos. This imbalance resulted from the combination of an overly aggressive vesting schedule for Algos [...]  Read more

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