Union Square Ventures

Union Square Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on early stage, growth capital, late stage, and startup financing. The Firm exclusively invests in the internet world, focusing on the applications layer of the web, internet services, and web services that create large networks as well as the mobile sector. Most of its invested companies are based in New York, San Francisco, London, or Berlin, and most places in between. It typically makes a starting investment in portfolio companies of $1 million. In certain Series Around cases, the Firm may make a starting investment between $2.5 million to $3 million. It typically invests up to $20 million in any single company.

TypeInvestor
HQNew York, NY, US
Founded2004
Size (employees)15 (est)
Websiteusv.com
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
Union Square Ventures was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in New York, NY, US

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Key People/Management at Union Square Ventures

Rebecca Kaden

Rebecca Kaden

General Partner
John Buttrick

John Buttrick

Partner
Albert Wenger

Albert Wenger

Partner
Brad Burnham

Brad Burnham

Partner
Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson

Partner
Andy Weissman

Andy Weissman

Partner
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Union Square Ventures Office Locations

Union Square Ventures has an office in New York
New York, NY, US (HQ)
915 Broadway 19th Floor
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Union Square Ventures News and Updates

Union Square Ventures to Allocate 30% of New $250M Fund to Crypto-Related Investments

Planned investments "will include holding tokens directly as well as equity in early-stage blockchain-related projects."

Union Square Ventures and Learn Capital file paperwork indicating new funds

As 2020 comes to a long-awaited end, a series of filings indicate that venture capitalists are ending the year with fresh money. According to SEC paperwork, Learn Capital and USV have filed paperwork that shows the firms have raised new, multimillion-dollar funds. If you’ve been paying attention to …

Check out the pitch deck that persuaded Stripe backer Union Square Ventures to invest in a 22-year-old's virtual high school

Summary List Placement Earlier this week, Atlanta-based edtech startup Sora announced it had raised $2.7 million in a seed funding round backed by the likes of Twitter and Stripe backer Union Square Ventures and Village Global.  Founded in 2019, long before COVID-19 forced millions of students arou…

Wren, A Y Combinator Carbon Offset Startup, Raises $1.5M From Union Square Ventures And Paul Graham To Empower Individuals Building A Greener Planet

Three USC students have banded together to empower individuals to offset their carbon footprint through financially supporting environmental initiatives.

Union Square Ventures leads legal tech startup Juro’s $5M Series A

Juro, a UK startup that’s using machine learning tech and user-centric design to do for contracts what Typeform does for online forms, has caught the eye of Union Square Ventures. The New York-based fund leads a $5 million Series A investment that’s being announced this morning. Also participating i…

Patch Homes Raises $5 Million Series A Led by Union Square Ventures

Establishes long-term financing partner to help more homeowners unlock their home equity
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Union Square Ventures Online and Social Media Presence

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Union Square Ventures Blogs

Crypto and the Infrastructure Bill

I mentioned the infrastructure bill here last week. I continue to be impressed by the way Senators and the White House are working across the aisle to get a very big piece of legislation across the finish line. It is not done, but it sure looks like it will get done. As I mentioned in […]

Leaving Well

I have watched countless companies and leadership teams manage transitions over the years and I have come to believe that companies and leaders should do everything they can to promote “leaving well.” What I mean by “leaving well” is a smooth transition of a leader out of a role/company. This typica…

Funding Friday: Still Standing

I backed a documentary project this morning about two 80-year-olds pursuing their lifelong dreams to be stand-up comedians. I think people of any age should chase their dreams and I can’t wait to watch this film.

The Lost Art Of Compromise

I am heartened to see both sides of the political aisle in the US came together yesterday to agree to move forward on a $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill. There are parts of the bill that I don’t like (asking blockchain smart contracts to send 1099s to the IRS seems nuts to me) and parts that […]

The Growing Demand for Clean Electricity

The availability of abundant and affordable energy is directly linked to the quality of life. Energy consumption of 100 GJ or more per capita appears to be a precondition to achieving a high degree of human development (the United Nations Human Development Index includes measures such as life expect…

Supporting Teams in their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts

Co-authored by Alex Gachanja As captured in USV Thesis 3.0, the potential to leverage networks is a core component of our investment criteria. Over the years, it has become clear that diversity within networks builds better businesses. Organizations with diverse teams are 8x more likely to have over…
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Union Square Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Union Square Ventures founded?

    Union Square Ventures was founded in 2004.

  • Who are Union Square Ventures key executives?

    Union Square Ventures's key executives are Rebecca Kaden, John Buttrick and Albert Wenger.

  • How many employees does Union Square Ventures have?

    Union Square Ventures has 15 employees.

  • Where is Union Square Ventures headquarters?

    Union Square Ventures headquarters is located at 915 Broadway 19th Floor, New York.

  • Where are Union Square Ventures offices?

    Union Square Ventures has an office in New York.

  • How many offices does Union Square Ventures have?

    Union Square Ventures has 1 office.