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

Venture Capital Investment 2019 Global Market Key Players – Accel, Benchmark Capital, First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, Sequoia Capital, Union Square Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz.....

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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

The Diverse Syndicate

Startups are generally not funded by just one investor. They are usually funded by a collection of investors; the angel syndicate, followed by the seed syndicate, followed by the VC syndicate. This gives the founder the opportunity to gain insights and advice from a group of people versus just one. …

Market, Team, Product

I get asked frequently whether it is better to back the team or the product (the “jockey or the horse”). It is not that simple in my view. When I think about the big wins we have had over the years, they almost all exhibited a combination of a large market, a great product, and […]

The Hidden Cost Of Extending Option Exercise Periods

Many people in startup land believe that the answer to the challenges around forcing departing employees to exercise vested options is to simply extend the option exercise period to the maximum (ten years) allowed by the IRS. It certainly is one of the techniques that are available to companies and …

The Warren Breakup Plan

Elizabeth Warren made news this weekend with her plan to breakup Google, Amazon, and Facebook (and also Apple). Let me first say that I am sympathetic to Warren’s position. I particularly don’t like the way that Google, Apple, and Amazon use their market power in search and in their app stores to di…

Audio Of The Week: Ayah Bdeir

I wrote a bit last Monday about the 60 Minutes piece last Sunday night about getting to gender equity in STEM education. My message in that blog post was that there are many innovators in this sector and not everyone will get the credit they are due. Ayah Bdeir, who was left on the cutting […]

Funding Friday: Make Your Own Robots

I just backed this project. I like the part in the video where the robot passes them spices for their dinner.
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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.

  • 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.