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Union Square Ventures

Union Square Ventures

Union Square Ventures is a venture capital firm in New York City which has backed companies such as Twitter, Foursquare and Zynga.USV is a small collegial partnership that manages over $1B across seven funds. Our portfolio companies create services that have the potential to fundamentally transform important markets.

Overview

Union Square Ventures is a New York-based venture capital firm that focuses on companies which provide services that can potentially be transformative to major economic markets. It was founded in 2003 by Fred Wilson and Brad Burnham.

Product

The firm states that it invests in companies that seek to broaden the access to its services or products. The access can usually be broadened due to advancements in technology and by generating online platforms that can be accessed anywhere in the world. Industries in which Union Square Ventures works include healthcare, education technology, and digital assets.

The company announced plans to invest in blockchain and cryptocurrencies in 2018. It stated that it would not establish a separate fund for this venture and that it is planning to invest in these industries for the next ten years. In 2019, Union Square Ventures raised more than $428 billion for a new venture capital fund as well as an opportunity fund.

Union Square Ventures also has a networking group which aims to be a resource for direct peer introductions and access to cross-company management training.

Timeline

October 17, 2019
USV invests $10.5M in OB1.
December 28, 2018
USV Opportunity 2019, LP fund is announced on Dec 28, 2018 and raises a total of $250M.
2003
Union Square Ventures was founded by Brad Burnham and Fred Wilson.

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Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

A New Kind of Venture Capitalist Makes Small Bets on Young Firms

Claire Cain Miller

Web

September 21, 2008

A New Kind of Venture Capitalist Makes Small Bets on Young Firms

Claire Cain Miller

Web

September 21, 2008

IT'S OFFICIAL: Union Square Ventures Is The Top VC In The World

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

Web

April 9, 2011

Maximizing Venture Capital Investments -- Red Herring

Web

May 1, 2012

Techonomy NYC: A Conversation with Fred Wilson - from Techonomy NYC

2017

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
February 25, 2021
Melia Russell
November 24, 2020
Business Insider
All year, Business Insider published lists of rising startups, which featured over 350 companies. We went back and chose our top 100 from that crop.
AlleyWatch
August 15, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
AlleyWatch
June 20, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Josh Constine
February 26, 2020
TechCrunch
$28 million-funded crypto startup Tagomi will be the newest member of the Libra Association that governs the Facebook-backed Libra stablecoin, TechCrunch has learned. A formal announcement of Tagomi joining was slated for Friday or next week. Tagomi offers a platform that helps large traders and funds easily access cryptocurrency markets. The news comes days after [...]
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