Our Investment in Modern Fertility

Modern Fertility is building a trusted consumer brand in fertility, starting with their launch today of at-home testing for women. In the comfort of their own homes, and for a fraction of what it would cost at a clinic, women can have their key fertility hormones tested through a few drops of blood. Read more


What is the future that will unfold? Some like it hot , others like it cold But we all want to hold the remote control -Beastie Boys Sometimes a service provides a value to its customers that may not be [...]  Read more

USV Thesis 3.0

We believe we are still at the beginning of the opportunity to broaden access with the most critical implications ahead of us. As a result, we decided to revise our thesis into a third version: USV backs trusted brands that broaden access to knowledge, capital, and well-being by leveraging networks, platforms, and protocols. Read more

USV Session: Building the Healthcare Stack

The USV portfolio network consists of 67 active companies with over 7,000 employees across the US, Canada and Europe. We believe in using the power of networks to help our portfolio companies build better businesses through peer to peer learning, external network relationships, and shared resources. On average we host 60 portfolio events each year and, in 2017 we are on track to host nearly 80 in total. Read more


Nurx is a service that today prescribes and delivers medication from a mobile app and in doing so is redefining the doctor-patient relationship and the practice of primary care. We are announcing today that USV had led the company's latest round of financing. Read more

The Reordering of Medicine

The nature of the way we interact - or desire to interact - with medicine and our medical care is starting to change fundamentally. This is less about the unbundling of medicine (which may also be happening) but instead the [...]  Read more

Introducing Koko

Last week, Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times mused in his column that the Internet was getting meaner: “If you’ve logged on to Twitter and Facebook in the waning weeks of 2015, you’ve surely noticed that the Internet now [...]  Read more


We are excited about our investment in Berlin-based Clue, which puts women around the world in charge of their fertility and their health more generally. Clue does this by offering a period tracker and fertility app. We have been pursuing [...]  Read more