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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.

Legendary investor Fred Wilson: Here's how much money a startup needs to raise

Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson has one simple principle when it comes to how much money startups should raise: less is more. Mark Suster, a partner at Los Angeles-based VC firm Upfront Ventures, interviewed Wilson about how muchShow More Summary

Is Net Neutrality A Good Thing? A Conversation With Union Square Ventures’ Nick Grossman

9 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

The idea to preserve net neutrality and the “open Internet” was a hotly contested issue, and, judging from the rhetoric in the blogo-twitter-sphere, there was very little room for error.

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

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

11 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

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