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

Funding Friday: Watch Now From Kickstarter

My normal practice on Fridays is to post a Kickstarter project that I have backed that I think is interesting and that others might want to back. But today, I want to talk about Kickstarter’s Watch Now on iTunes offering. If you are like us and have watched so much TV during the pandemic that […]

Fan Powered Royalties

Our portfolio company SoundCloud is introducing fan powered royalties to share revenues more equitably with musicians. The streaming music business pools its revenues and pays out based on a mathematical formula. There is no direct connection between a fan and artist. This graphic explains the exist…

Digital Birth Control

Our portfolio company Clue announced yesterday that they have received FDA approval for a digital birth control feature. Clue’s mobile app is used by over 13mm women around the world to track their monthly cycle and this new FDA approved feature, called Clue Birth Control, will be offered as a premi…

Decompressing

The last two months have been challenging in NYC. It has been cold, rainy, and snowy. There has not been a lot of sun. And the pandemic has things locked down. I know so many people who have found the last few months very challenging. At the same time, more and more friends and loved […]

Funding Friday: The NYC Mayoral Race

In less than four months, the Democratic Primary will effectively choose the next mayor of NYC. For those of us who live here, this will be a very important choice. Though the race is partially funded by NYC through matching of small donations below $250, the candidates need more funds to get out th…

Ten Years And Just Getting Started

I remember meeting Zach Sims and his co-founder Ryan Bubinski back in 2011 when they started Codecademy. Zach was still in college and thinking of dropping out to focus on the Company. I just realized this morning that it has been ten years since then. Wow. Time does fly. Like many great companies t…
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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.