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Fat protocols and venture capital

A quick post about fat protocols. I don't think they're right about this. Twitter could easily have been a fat protocol, and for quite a while the Union Square Ventures guys were pushing that idea. It's a platform! they said. Then they did what owned platforms so often do, they took it back. Show More Summary

Fred Wilson's Advice to Graduates: 'Work Your Ass Off'

The Union Square Ventures co-founder gave these high school graduates some frank business advice.

Fred Wilson's New York VC firm has raised a $166 million fund as it looks to back the next Twitters and Tumblrs

Union Square Ventures, a New York venture capital firm founded by well-known investor Fred Wilson, has raised a $166.8 million (£115.3 million) fund, according to Fortune. The fund, spotted in a regulatory filing, is the company's fourth...Show More Summary

Jobbatical, the marketplace for tech gigs abroad, scores $2M led by USV and LocalGlobe

Jobbatical, the Estonia-headquartered job matching site for tech gigs abroad, has raised a $2 million funding round led by Union Square Ventures, and Saul Klein and Robin Klein’s LocalGlobe. Previous investor Smartcap also participated. Read More

Union Square Ventures Leads $20 m Series B Round for US Based RealtyShares

RealtyShares, an online marketplace for real estate investing, connecting accredited investors to real estate investment opportunities nationwide, announced today that it has obtained a $20 million Series B financing round.

Foursquare gets a new CEO and raises a $45 million pile of cash from Morgan Stanley and a bunch of its earliest investors

Foursquare is getting a new CEO, along with a pile of cash. The company has raised $45 million in a round led by one of its angel investors, Union Square Ventures, and its co-founder Dennis Crowley is giving up his CEO title. Other early...Show More Summary

Foursquare replaces CEO Dennis Crowley, raises $45 million

7 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

The rumors were almost true: Foursquare today announced it’s raised an “oversubscribed” $45 million round from existing investors Union Square Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and others, plus new investor Morgan Stanley. News of this surfaced...Show More Summary

Sidecar, one of Uber's rivals, has shut down

Sidecar, a ride hailing app, is shutting down on December 31, according to a blog post from CEO Sunil Paul. The company has raised $35 million (£23 million) since 2012, from investors that included Avalon Ventures and Union Square Ventures. Paul...Show More Summary

Real Estate Founders: Who is Your Ideal Investor?

If you’re a founder working on a network startup, chances are pretty good, if given the choice, you’d choose Union Square Ventures. If you’re a travel founder, you’d want one of these angels. What about for a real estate startup founder —...Show More Summary

Figure 1 Raises $5M For its “Instagram for Doctors” App

The Toronto-based startup Figure 1, whose medical photo sharing app used by more than 500k medical professionals across 100 counties has raised $5 million in funding from Union Square Ventures as well as existing backers Version One Ventures, Rho Canada Ventures and Graph Ventures. Show More Summary

TechTable Update: What's Next in the Tech/Hospitality Pipeline?

Leaders from the tech, hospitality, and venture capital spheres met for the one-day TechTable summit held in New York September 10. The conference, sponsored by American Express, Union Square Hospitality Group, Alexandria Real Estate...Show More Summary

Union Square Ventures' Andy Weissman On The Blockchain And The Music Rights 'Nirvana State'

Today in part 5 of his series, music business scholar and entrepreneur George Howard continues his exploration of Blockchain technology in a conversation with venture capitalist Any Weissman who shares his vision of how the technology could be used to create a music rights "Nirvana State". Guest post by George...

Union Square Ventures' Andy Weissman on The Blockchain and the Music Rights Nirvana State

Andy Weissman, a partner at the influential venture capital firm, Union Square Ventures, lays out his "Nirvana State" for how The Blockchain can help the music business.

Two top venture capitalists think Hillary Clinton is right about one thing

Two VCs from Union Square Ventures' liked what they heard in Hillary Clinton's economic policy speech yesterday. USV managing partner Fred Wilson writes on his personal blog that he thinks it's important that Clinton brought up the on-demand...Show More Summary

Some of tech's biggest investors are funding a police-proof marketplace that lets you sell literally anything

Two of tech's biggest venture capital funds, Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures, are investing $1 million into OpenBazaar, a wildly ambitious bitcoin startup that aims to create a decentralised, police-proof online marketplace where users can sell literally anything using bitcoin. Show More Summary

100M users strong, Duolingo raises $45M led by Google at a $470M valuation to grow language-learning platform

Duolingo, the popular crowdsourced text translation tool, today announced that it has closed a $45 million round led by Google Capital at a valuation of $470 million. Previous investors Union Square Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers also joined in this new round. This figure more than doubles the $38.3 million […]

ETSY Crashes Over 55% From Highs, Breaks Below IPO Price

It appears investors in ETSY just barely missed out on its 30 day IPO-back guarantee... And here are the analysts covering this super-stock... Which, as Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson explains, confirms "public markets are doing a very good job of valuing public companies... and private markets need to be ratcheted back..."

APIs Drive the Emergence of the No Stack Startup

Thanks to APIs, a new generation of startups that are built almost entirely on third-party APIs is emerging. Dubbed "No Stack Startups" by venture capitalist Andy Weissman of Union Square Ventures, these nascent companies "focus on the...Show More Summary

How Etsy IPO enriches Blackstone's Stephen Schwarzman, of all people

Etsy went public today and its stock immediately more than doubled out of the gate. This makes a lot of people happy, including Fred Wilson’s Union Square Ventures, which sold $14 million worth... To view the full story, click the title link.

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