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Hacking Healthcare

In “Illness as Metaphor”, Susan Sontag wrote "Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship in the kingdom of the well and the kingdom of the sick...sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify [...]  Read more

soona

Co-authored by Hannah Murdoch The language of commerce has always been visual.  Tiffany’s published their Blue Book in 1845, the first direct-mail catalogue in the United States.  The publication distributed pages of the world’s finest jewels to customers who couldn’t reach [...]  Read more

Exploring Geothermal

This is one of several posts on new areas we are exploring for USV's Climate Fund. Geothermal energy has massive potential: just 0.1% of the Earth’s heat content could supply humanity’s total energy needs for two million years. Geothermal power [...]  Read more

Mitigating the Climate Crisis: An Overview

Late last year, we announced the USV Climate Fund. At the time, we wrote that “[m]itigation is working on the causes of the climate crisis through either emissions reduction or drawdown of existing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.” In today’s [...]  Read more

SmartHop’s Series A

The trucking industry is one of the oldest and most interesting in the US. It is also one I’ve always been fascinated by--partly because, for a couple of generations, it was where my family made their living. My paternal great [...]  Read more