Union Square Ventures

USV
Union Square Ventures (USV), is an American New York-based venture capital firm, that manages assets totaling $1 billion as of March 2016.wikipedia
78 Related Articles

Fred Wilson (financier)

Fred WilsonUnion Square VenturesFlatiron
The firm has had a billion dollar exit every year since 2011 including Zynga ’11 at 7.7B, Indeed ’12 at 1.4B, Tumblr ’13 1.1B, Twitter ’13 at 14.2 B, Lending Club ’14 at 5.42B, Etsy ’15 at 1.78B, Twilio ’16 at 1.23B, and MongoDB '17 at 1.6B Additionally, the firm's founder Fred Wilson has a high public profile in the tech world stemming in part to his blog AVC.com.
Wilson is the co-founder of Union Square Ventures, a New York City-based venture capital firm with investments in Web 2.0 companies such as Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, Zynga, Kickstarter, and MongoDB.

Albert Wenger

In 2007, Albert Wenger, the former president of del.icio.us, joined the firm as a partner.
Wenger is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures, a New York City-based venture capital firm with investments in companies such as Twilio, Etsy, Firebase, Behance, and MongoDB.

Boxee

Boxee
Boxee was owned and developed by a single for-profit startup company, (Boxee, Inc.), which began as a high tech stealth startup based in Israel and the United States with seed money from several angel investors, & was then known to be financially backed by venture capital firms such as General Catalyst Partners, Union Square Ventures, Softbank, Pitango, Spark Capital and Globis Capital Partners.

Clue (mobile app)

Clue
Clue (mobile app)
The startup has raised $10 million from backers that include Union Square Ventures and Mosaic Ventures.

Coinbase

Brian Armstrong
Coinbase
In May 2013, the company received a US$5 million Series A investment led by Fred Wilson from the venture capital firm Union Square Ventures.

Duolingo

Duolingo Tinycards
Duolingo
Additional funding was later received in the form of investments from Union Square Ventures and actor Ashton Kutcher's firm, A-Grade Investments.

Disqus

Disqus commenting widget
Disqus
In early 2011, Disqus raised $10 million in funding from North Bridge Venture Partners and Union Square Ventures.

Delicious (website)

Deliciousdel.icio.usDel.ici.ous
In 2007, Albert Wenger, the former president of del.icio.us, joined the firm as a partner.
In March 2005, he left his day job to work on Delicious full-time, and in April 2005 it received approximately $2 million in funding from investors including Union Square Ventures and Amazon.com.

Clarifai

Clarifai
In 2015, Clarifai raised $10 million in its Series A funding round, led by Union Square Ventures (USV).

Figure 1

Figure 1
In 2015, the company added $5 million (USD) to its Series A financing round, which was led by Union Square Ventures, an early investor in Twitter, Tumblr, Etsy, and Kickstarter.

DuckDuckGo

!Bang
DuckDuckGo
DuckDuckGo was self-funded until Union Square Ventures and angel investors invested in DuckDuckGo in October 2011.

Foursquare

Foursquare.comFoursquare’s
Foursquare
Foursquare is principally funded by Union Square Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, and Spark Capital.

EShares

Carta
eShares
In November 2014 Carta raised a $7 million Series A led by Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, Subtraction Capital and other investors.

Etsy

Chad DickersonEtsy.comThe Etsy Blog
Etsy
Investors include Sean Meenan, Albert Wenger, Spencer and Judson Ain, Union Square Ventures, and founders of Flickr and Delicious.

Indeed

Indeed.comIndeed, Inc.
Indeed
The company took an investment round of $5 million in funding from Union Square Ventures, The New York Times and Allen & Company.

Shippo (company)

Shippo
Shippo
As of October 2017, Shippo has raised over $29 million in funding lead by Bessemer Venture Partners, Union Square Ventures, and SoftTechVC.

Twitter

tweetedtweettweets
Twitter
Its second B round of funding in 2008 was for US$22 million and its third C round of funding in 2009 was for US$35 million from Institutional Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital along with an undisclosed amount from other investors including Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, and Insight Venture Partners.

Radionomy

Radionomy
Its shareholders including its employees and U.S.-based investment company Union Square Ventures, retained its stake in the company.

WorkMarket

Work Market
WorkMarket's board of directors and advisor team consists of, among others, Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson, Spark Capital's Mo Koyfman, Jeffrey Leventhal, Tig Gilliam, and Jordan Levy.

Yieldmo

Yieldmo
Additional investors included Google Ventures, Union Square Ventures and Genacast Ventures.

SimScale

SimScale
The SimScale Community Plan was announced on 2 December 2015 based on new investment round led by Union Square Ventures (USV).

Cash on cash return

cash-on-cash
The firm is one of the top returning venture capital funds in the world, its 2004 fund returning 13.91 times cash-on-cash with an IRR of 67.0%.

Internal rate of return

IRRannualized rate of returninternal rates of return
The firm is one of the top returning venture capital funds in the world, its 2004 fund returning 13.91 times cash-on-cash with an IRR of 67.0%.

Betaworks

The team was rounded out by the subsequent additions of John Buttrick and Betaworks founder Andy Weissman.

Red Herring (magazine)

Red HerringRed Herring Magazine2014 Red Herring Top 100 Award
USV is one of a handful of firms that regularly included in Red Herring’s lists of top venture capital firms.