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Fred Wilson: Getting Human Resources Right

Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson shares his advice for avoiding an HR nightmare like Uber has experienced in the past week.

Top Hat raises $22.5 million for digital platform that replaces pricey college textbooks

Cloud-based teaching platform Top Hat has raised $22.5 million in a Series C funding round from Union Square Ventures, in addition to existing investors Emergence Capital, Georgian Partners, iNovia Capital, Golden Venture Partners, Version One Ventures, and SoftTech VC. Founded out of Toronto in 2009, Top Hat provides interactive software that helps educators create and […]

USV invests in a public company, Tucows, for the first time

New York City-based VC firm Union Square Ventures (USV) announced today that it has invested in Tucows, a 23-year-old company that has been publicly traded for over 15 years. It is currently trading on the Nasdaq at $48.30 per share. In a blog post authored by partner Brad Burnham, USV said it had made a substantial […]

Tucows

Reblogging from USV.com today: Union Square Ventures has made a substantial investment in Tucows, a 23 year old company company that has been publicly traded for over 15 years. Since we have never before invested in a public company, that requires a bit of an explanation. All of us at USV feel fortunate to have […]

Fred Wilson: Make America Hate Again

The founder of Union Square Ventures is done being quiet, and wants you to join him.

Funding Circle raises $100 million to grow its P2P lending platform for SMEs

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Funding Circle has raised £82 million ($100 million) in an equity funding round led by Accel, with participation from existing investors, including Union Square Ventures, Baillie Gifford, Index Ventures, DST Global, Ribbit Capital, Rocket Internet, Sands Capital Ventures, and Temasek. Show More Summary

What Is Going to Happen in 2017, According to a Famous VC

2 months agoTechnology : The Goods

President of Union Square Ventures, Fred Wilson, shares his predictions and expectations for the year ahead in venture capital and startups.

A 27-year-old raised $10 million from venture capitalists for an unusual hedge fund

A 27-year-old has raised $10 million for an unusual hedge fund — with the support of venture capitalists like Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures. The 27-year-old in question is Olaf Carlson-Wee, and he's launching a strategy...Show More Summary

Open-source P2P marketplace OpenBazaar raises new $3M seed round

OB1, the development company behind open-source P2P marketplace OpenBazaar, has raised $3 million in a new seed round backed by BlueYard, Union Square Ventures, and Andreessen Horowitz. Launched in April this year, OpenBazaar provides...Show More Summary

Cryptocurrency fund Polychain Capital raises $10M from Andreessen Horowitz & Union Square

New cryptocurrency focused hedge fund Polychain Capital has raised $10 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures. Run by former Coinbase employee Olaf Carlson-Wee, the fund has been set up to allow investors...Show More Summary

Andreessen Horowitz And Union Square Ventures Invest $10 Million In New Digital Assets Hedge Fund

The investment into Polychain Capital signals the view of players in the bitcoin and blockchain industry that multiple digital assets will flourish in the future and potentially disrupt the likes of Facebook, Twitter and other netwo...

What Does Trump Mean For Startups?

Union Square Ventures chiefFred Wilson has some thoughts on last night's election.

On-demand birth control delivery startup Nurx raises $5.3 million from Union Square Ventures

Out of the pill? Nurx is a web platform delivering birth control in under a couple hours and it just raised $3.5 million in Series A financing from Union Square Ventures. The startup launched in 2014 to bridge the gap between running out of birth control and waiting to get a new prescription. Show More Summary

Union Square Ventures Endorses Hillary Clinton

Fred Wilson's prominent venture fund strongly believes that 'a protest vote is a wasted vote.'

Alert the lemmings! USV is the second VC firm to endorse Clinton, now will others pile in?

6 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

With just 34 days to go, Union Square Ventures has become only the second high profile venture firm to take a firm-wide stand -- on the Presidential election. This morning it endorsed Hillary Clinton. USV didn’t take the same dramatic, in-your-face approach of CRV’s “Fck Trump” missive. Show More Summary

Union Square Ventures endorses Hillary Clinton

In a blog post this morning, Union Square Ventures formally endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. This marks the first time that the 13 year old fund has endorsed a candidate in a presidential election. In theShow More Summary

USV Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

From the USV blog this morning: Hillary Clinton for President This is the fourth presidential election during the existence of Union Square Ventures and the first one in which we as a firm feel compelled to endorse a candidate: Hillary Clinton. As investors in technology companies, we believe that technology and innovation create broad opportunity […]

Shippo raises $7 million to further its goal of being Twilio for shipping

6 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Shippo announced today that it has raised $7 million for its shipping for business platform. The investment in its Series A was led by Union Square Ventures and will be used to develop the company’s API and dashboard, onboard more carriers, improve functionalities, and allow it to begin crafting a recommendation engine it hopes will […]

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.

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