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
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 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
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
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
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...
Union Square Ventures chiefFred Wilson has some thoughts on last night's election.
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
Fred Wilson's prominent venture fund strongly believes that 'a protest vote is a wasted vote.'
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
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
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 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 […]
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
The Union Square Ventures co-founder gave these high school graduates some frank business advice.
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 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
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 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
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