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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

3 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

6 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

6 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

7 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

7 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

7 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.

50 prominent VCs sign letter to the FCC in support of net neutrality

Following an outpouring of support for net neutrality from tech companies yesterday, 50 prominent venture capitalists have joined together to submit a letter to the FCC calling for a free and open internet. According to Union SquareShow More Summary

Fred Wilson on Apple’s Prospects

Ingrid Lunden, writing for AOL/TechCrunch: Fred Wilson of New York’s Union Square Ventures, one of the top ech investors around, believes that by 2020, the biggest tech company in the world — Apple — will cease to be the most important,...Show More Summary

VC Fred Wilson: Apple too rooted to [commoditizing] hardware and to weak in Cloud to remain at the top of tech

Venture capitalist Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures was willing to make some ‘bold’ predictions that for TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference – on video no less – as he discussed his vision for the top three Internet companies in 2020. TC Founder Michael Arrington asked which companies would lead in terms of market cap in 2020 with Apple, Google, Microsoft, […]

Fred Wilson: Etsy Is ‘Well Positioned’ for an IPO

Union Square Ventures co-founder Fred Wilson found time at a New York tech conference Monday to talk about one of his favorite topics: New York tech investing.

Fred Wilson On The New York Startup Scene And Why Too Much Money Is “The Root Of All Evil”

8 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

When Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson took the stage today at TechCrunch's Disrupt New York conference, he elaborated on a recent blog post about "the valuation trap" and argued that "too much money is the root of all evil." Wilson's post was actually a response to an article in TechCrunch about the challenges Square and Box seem to be facing. Show More Summary

Looking into Fred Wilson's Crystal Ball

The co-founder of Union Square Ventures explains why some of the biggest private tech companies are struggling to IPO. Plus: The most powerful companies in 2020. You can't tell the future, but Fred Wilson can. The co-founder of Union...Show More Summary

Fred Wilson Thinks That By 2020, Apple Won't Be A Top Tech Company Anymore (AAPL, GOOG)

In 2020, Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson thinks the top three tech companies in terms of market cap will be Google, Facebook, and some other company we haven't yet heard of. TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington interviewed WilsonShow More Summary

VC Fred Wilson: In 20 Years Apple Won’t Be A Top-3 Tech Company, Google And Facebook Will

8 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Fred Wilson of New York’s Union Square Ventures, one of the top tech investors around, believes that in 20 years, the biggest tech company in the world — Apple — will cease to be the most important, and won’t even be in the top three. Speaking at today’s TC Disrupt conference in NYC, he predicted that the top three tech companies in two decades will be Google,… Read More

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