"The human touch means giving the rider a real fixed price instead of some multiplier that goes up whenever you most need a ride," according to Fred Wilson, a partner at Union Square Ventures, which just dropped $10 million to help ride-sharing...Show More Summary
The Upward Spiral Podcast: Former Rhapsody And Slacker Product Execs Discuss Mainstream Potential Of Beats Music How Beyoncé Impacted Pop With Surprise Album Union Square Venture's Partner Andy Weissman Talks Music Startups
Subcribe to the Upward Spiral podcast in iTunes, play recent shows on SoundCloud, or follow us on Twitter. In this episode of the Upward Spiral, a music business podcast, we talk to Andy Weissman, who is a partner at Union Square Ventures. Show More Summary
VC Charlie O’Donnell, who has worked as at both First Round Capital and Union Square Ventures, is announcing the second raise, of $8.25 million, for his New York City based early stage VC fund Brooklyn Bridge Ventures.
In what is quite possibly a move to bolster valuation ahead of raising a new round,CloudFlare has revealed that it raised a $50 million Series C in December of 2012, according to CEO and co-founder Matthew Prince. In case you're unfamiliar...Show More Summary
Some of the biggest names in Bitcoin today joined Coinbase as part of a $25 million Series B fundraising round to help the company scale its growth: Andreessen Horowitz’s Chris Dixon and Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson will join the board. Show More Summary
Things just got very interesting in the bitcoin space. Andreessen Horowitz, never a firm to shy away from large bets, just invested $25MM into Coinbase. It looks like other current investors including Union Square Ventures and Ribbit Capital were also a part of the Series B raise. The story from AllThingsD: “If you’re a bitcoin […]
Coinbase announced a $25 million Series B round of funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz’s Chris Dixon. On top of a Series A from Union Square Ventures and Ribbit Capital, it makes Coinbase the most-well-funded start-up in Bitcoin, with a total of 31 million real world dollars sunk into it.
Coinbase is proving the Bitcoin is here for the long haul. The cloud-based Bitcoin service raised a $25 million Series B funding in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from existing investors Union Square Ventures and Ribbit Capital. … Continue reading ?
Coinbase has announced that it has closed a series B funding round totaling $25M, led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from existing investors Union Square Ventures and Ribbit Capital. Coinbase is the only company that touches the three most important points of the Bitcoin ecosystem: consumers, merchants, and developers. Show More Summary
The venture capital firm that placed early bets on social-media powerhouses Twitter Inc. and Tumblr Inc. is leaning on its success to raise a pair of new funds totaling $300 million.
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Twitter’s investors weren’t the only VC’s cashing in on the company’s IPO. Certainly general partners at Spark Capital, Union Square Ventures, Benchmark Capital and Charles River Ventures celebrated their success in the deal. They were Twitter’s initial investors, and they made hundreds of millions of dollars on the IPO. Show More Summary
Count venture capitalist Fred Wilson among the tech elite with suggestions for fixing HealthCare.gov. Open-source the Obamacare website, says the dean of New York VCs. In a blog post earlier this week, Wilson, of Union Square Ventures,...Show More Summary
Union Square Ventures has a new home, and it's a dandy! :-) Down the left edge is a news flow that works more or less like Hacker News. Anyone can submit a link, upvote or comment. Comments are managed by Disqus, a USV company, btw (we also use Disqus here for comments). There are the usual three components to a post: title-link-description. Show More Summary
There's big money in football (or "soccer" as some TC readers like to say). And so it follows that there's money to be made in corresponding apps that let fans engross themselves with the beautiful game. To that end, Berlin-headquartered...Show More Summary
Wilson, the co-founder of Union Square Ventures, explains how managing people is a lot like managing technical systems. (That's good news for you, engineers.) I am an engineer, and so are most of the folks who work in technical operations. Show More Summary
Wilson, founder of Union Square Ventures, says every entrepreneur needs to "get technical." A few years ago, I was doing some sort of public speaking thing and during the Q&A, a young man asked me for advice for founders who aren't technical. Show More Summary
Running out of money is one sure way to kill a startup. But Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson suggests raising too much can also kill startups too. He's been in the venture game for multiple decades with a portfolio consisting of Tumblr, Foursquare, Kickstarter and Etsy. Show More Summary
Want to know what's really going on at your company? Ask a departing employee. Fred Wilson, founder of Union Square Ventures, says every CEO should conduct exit interviews. "I have learned more doing exit interviews than most other management techniques," Wilson wrote on his blog, AVC. Show More Summary