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On "Instagrams For Doctors," Gross-Out Photos With A Dose Of Privacy Concerns

There's never been a better time to launch Instagram- and YouTube-inspired services for doctors. Late last year, venture capital megafirm Union Square Partners made an investment that was a bit unusual: They led a $4 million funding round for a startup targeting the medical industry. Show More Summary

Legal Tech Startup Casetext Raises $7 Million Series A Round Led By Union Square Ventures

3 weeks agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Casetext, a Y Combinator-backed legal tech startup that is both a community site for attorneys to share knowledge and a service that gives users free access to legal texts annotated by attorneys, today announced that it has raised a $7 million Series A round led by Union Square Ventures. Show More Summary

Undoing Incumbent Marketplaces: Lowering the Take Rate

A big part of our investing at Union Square Ventures is to find businesses that have network effects. Marketplaces fit with that because participating in a marketplace tends to become more valuable as the marketplace grows (that’s assuming the marketplace does a good job spreading liquidity among participants). Show More Summary

The Most Important Startup Trend

It's fascinating to understand what trends interest the best startup investors. This year there are some overlapping themes as articulated by firms like Andreessen Horowitz or Union Square Ventures or First Round Capital. There is good...Show More Summary

Fred Wilson on 2015: Xiaomi hot, Apple Watch not

F red Wilson says the Apple Watch won't live up to the hype, but Asia sure will. Wilson, the Union Square Ventures partner and New York's most prominent tech investor, sees a down year for the so-called wearable technology movement,Show More Summary

Everyone should listen to Fred Wilson

2 months agoTechnology : GigaOM

Union Square Venture's Fred Wilson dropped a one liner in his What Is Going To Happen in 2015 blog post that bears repeating: The enterprise/saas sector will shine in 2015 with…

The Apple Watch Is Going To Be A Flop, Says Top Startup Investor (AAPL)

Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson is known for having backed huge companies like Twitter, Zynga, and Indeed at very early stages. Today, he posted a series of predictions for 2015. One of them is that Apple's first new product line in years, the Apple Watch, is going to be a flop. Show More Summary

The 'Social Media Phase Of The Internet' Ended In 2014

Fred Wilson says " the social media phase of the Internet ended" in 2014. Wilson, perhaps more than any other venture capitalist, spotted the emergence of social media early and profited from it. His firm, Union Square Ventures, invested early in Twitter, Tumblr, Zynga, Foursquare, and a few others. Show More Summary

VC Fred Wilson at LeWeb says Uber’s “ruthless execution” and “swagger” are key to it success

Speaking on stage at Le Web 2014 in Paris, Fred Wilson, a partner at Union Square Ventures, said that controversies surrounding Uber aren’t surprising because they are the result of the same attitude that has driven the company to a $40 billion valuation. “When I think about Uber as a company, I think about an […]

This Investor Thinks Bitcoin Will Change EVERYTHING — Not Just Finance

Bitcoin will change a lot more than finance. It could also change how software is built and upend a bunch of today's biggest web companies, argues Joel Monegro of Union Square Ventures. His argument starts with the block chain, the shared ledger where every Bitcoin transaction is recorded. Show More Summary

Andreessen: High burn rates risk more than just running out of cash

5 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Earlier this month, Benchmark’s Bill Gurley and Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson weighed in on the biggest red flag in Silicon Valley. Surprisingly, it wasn’t rising valuations that had the two venture luminaries worried, but swelling...Show More Summary

Another Super Smart Investor Warns That Tech Startups Are Burning Too Much Money

Another venture capitalist is warning that startups are burning too much money. Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures says burn rates are "sky high all over the US startup sector right now." The burn rate is the amount of money the company is losing. Show More Summary

Sidecar raises $15M as it fights to compete with Uber and Lyft

On-demand car service Sidecar today announced a new $15 million funding round led by Avalon Ventures. Union Square Ventures and Virgin founder Richard Branson also participated in the round. The new funding follows the launch of Sidecar’s...Show More Summary

Amino Raises $1.65M To Replace Old-School Forums With Mobile Communities

8 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Amino, a TechStars-incubated startup that’s building mobile communities around topics like anime and Doctor Who, is announcing that it has raised $1.65 million in seed funding led by Union Square Ventures. Co-founder and CEO Ben Anderson...Show More Summary

Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson Joins the #AOLBuild Speaker Series

"This is the de-corporatization of AOL, and I am really digging it."- Fred Wilson Needless to say, AOL equally 'digs' the presence of renowned Union Square Ventures co-founder, Fred Wilson at its 770 Broadway offices. 'The man, the myth,...Show More Summary

Silicon Valley Moguls Push For Campaign Finance Reform

8 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

When it comes to big money in politics, a group of tech magnates is fighting fire with fire — or super PAC with super PAC — according to a report from Reuters. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson, PayPal...Show More Summary

Let’s Face It; Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft All Have Weaknesses

9 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Venture capitalist Fred Wilson from Union Square Ventures made waves recently when he told TechCrunch’s Ingrid Lunden that by 2020, (that’s less than 6 years, folks), Apple won’t be a top-3 tech company–and Google and Facebook would be. Wilson argued that Apple’s lack of understanding of the cloud would eventually do it in, while Google and Facebook, which are… Read More

Are Tech Companies Overvalued? Top Investors Think So

10 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Is Winter coming? It's already here, according to VCs like Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures and John Lilly of Greylock. We asked some of the world's most respected tech investors about "the bubble" at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. The consensus?...Show More Summary

Sift Science Lands $18M Series B From Spark Capital To Stop Credit Card Fraud

10 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Today Sift Science, a credit card fraud prevention company, has closed an $18 million Series B round of funding led by Spark Capital, with participation from Union Square Ventures, Max Levchin, and First Round Capital. But what exactly is Sift Science? Read More

Support The Open Internet

Just now Fred Wilson posted an Open Internet Letter to the FCC that my partners and I at Foundry Group signed on to. It came together in the last 24 hours and was driven by our friends at Union Square Ventures. If you are a VC and are interested in signing on before we file this formally […] The post Support The Open Internet appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

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