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.

HQNew York, NY, US
Size (employees)15 (est)
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

Albert Wenger

Albert Wenger

Brad Burnham

Brad Burnham

Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson

Andy Weissman

Andy Weissman

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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

Brilliant Planet Limited announces the closing of its $12 million Series A funding co-led by Union Square Ventures and Toyota Ventures

LONDON, April 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Brilliant Planet Limited (formerly Susewi Ltd), the nature-based carbon capture and storage company, today announced the closing of its oversubscribed $12 million Series A funding co-led by Union Square Ventures and Toyota Ventures. Additional and...

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.
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Union Square Ventures Online and Social Media Presence

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Union Square Ventures Blogs

The Case For EVs

The Gotham Gal and I own five EVs and have been driving electric-powered cars since 2014. I don’t drive gas-powered cars and haven’t for a few years now. We have purchased two Chevy Bolts, two Tesla Model Ss, and one Rivian truck. I love the instant acceleration you get from an EV, I enjoy driving […

The Partnership

I have worked in three venture capital firms in the thirty-six years I have been doing venture capital investing. They have all been small partnerships, between three and seven investing partners, where there is little to no hierarchy amount the partners. There are many models out there for building…

The Gillibrand Lummis Bill

New York Senator Gillibrand and Wyoming Senator Lummis have teamed up to propose a bi-partisan bill that would shift much of the regulatory oversight of crypto assets from the SEC to the CFTC, acknowledging that these tokens are much more like commodities than securities. The details of the bill wil…

Gotham Gives

Gotham Gives is a public charity that the Gotham Gal and I started one year ago to complement the family foundation that we have been using to make philanthropic gifts for over two decades. A public charity allows us to raise capital from others in addition to our family’s philanthropic gifts. We us…

Joseph Tainter: The Collapse of Complex Societies (Book Review)

Given the ongoing decay of our institutions and their utter failure to address the climate crisis it is not far fetched to ask whether we are headed for some kind of societal collapse. A highly relevant book is Joseph Tainter’s The Collapse of Complex Societies , published in 1988. I had two key tak…

How Much is Enough?

I had lunch the other day with a friend. He has a has a reasonably high paying job in consulting which he sort of enjoys but would rather be an artist. So the question he posed was “How much is enough?” – meaning how much money does he need to become an artist. We spent the […] The post How Much is …
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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.