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, US
Founded2004
Websiteusv.com
Union Square Ventures was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in New York, 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, US (HQ)
915 Broadway, 19th Floor
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Union Square Ventures News and Updates

Rebecca Kaden joins Union Square Ventures as GP

Union Square Ventures has added Rebecca Kaden as a general partner. Kaden joins New York-based USV from Maveron in Seattle, where she was also a general partner. Kaden posted in a USV blog that she is excited to return to her hometown of New York and the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. "Coming home…

Rebecca Kaden joins Union Square Ventures as general partner

 Rebecca Kaden has announced that she’s leaving Maveron to join Union Square Ventures as a general partner on the investment team. She’ll be the first female partner at USV. She said that her faith in the team and also a return to her native NYC were motivating factors in joining the firm. Read More
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Union Square Ventures Blogs

Executive Sessions and Continuous Feedback

I’ve written about these two related but different topics before but I’ve been doing a lot of board meetings as we kick off 2019 and I am reminded of how important both are. At the end of every board meeting, the board should meet alone with the CEO in an executive session, followed by a […]

“If The Train Is Delayed, Find Another Way Home”

I worked for a man named Bliss McCrum (and his partner Milton Pappas) in my mid 20s. They taught me the venture capital business. They were in their 50s, around my age, at that time. Bliss one time gave me this business travel advice. He said, if the train is delayed or stops at a […]

The Daily Dose

At the bottom of the first post on this blog is a widget that contains links to recent blog posts by other USV team members. Many USV folks blog regularly and this widget surfaces those posts to all of you and everyone who visits the various blogs of the USV team members. Other than me, […]

More Data On VC’s Big Year In 2018

Last week I wrote about and linked to the PWC/CB Insights round up of venture investing in 2018. Well less than a week later Crunchbase is out with its own data on 2018. The Crunchbase numbers are much bigger, they report about $330bn of global deal volume. But otherwise the trends are roughly the s…

Cause Or Effect?

In the wake of Erin Griffith’s piece in the NY Times suggesting that venture capital is toxic for some entrepreneurs, there has been a fair bit of debate about the causes of that situation. Dan Primack tweeted this yesterday: One thing that I think gets lost in the VC vs. non-VC discussion is that V…

Audio Of The Week: Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz

I listened to this 40min interview of Marc and Ben earlier this week. I enjoyed it. Marc and Ben are smart and witty and know how to work off each other. I got a few really good laughs too, which is always a bonus with these things. I hope you enjoy it as much as […]
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Union Square Ventures Company Life and Culture

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Union Square Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

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  • 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.

  • 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.