New York’s GroupMe and Fast Society have been getting a lot of attention recently as competition heats up in the group texting market. But two of New York’s most prominent venture firms have just chosen an app based in Waterloo, Ontario as their choice in this crowded field.
Union Square Ventures and RRE are participating Read More
Following an appearance before the aspiring capitalist titans at Harvard Business School alongside fellow venture capitalist Jeff Bussgang, Fred Wilson highlights some of the insights he acquired from the experience, including:
Finally, I’d like to say that Tom encouraged his class to tweet during class. I think that is fantastic. The tweet stream Read More
During the last tech boom, JPMorgan was the principal backer for Flatiron Partners, Fred Wilson’s first venture firm and the company that put Silicon Alley on the map.
But by the middle of 2001 the banking bigwig was looking to wind Flatiron down, as a number of high-profile flops cut deep into the Read More
If The Social Network is to be believed, entrepreneurs’ personalities tend to range from the charming Justin Timberlake ne’er do well to the hyperambitious social cretin played by Jesse Eisenberg.
Fortunately for the startup-inclined, Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson relishes the chance to work with people from across the personability spectrum.
Mr. Wilson Read More
The current tech boom is not a bubble yet, according to some investors in Silicon Alley.
In an interview with Fred Wilson for TechCrunch TV, Chris Dixon asks Fred Wilson what stage he thinks the early-stage technology investment market is in.
Mr. Dixon asserts that “the fundamentals are strong.” He brings up the word “bubble” Read More
Education-focused startup accelerator Startl today announced with pre-seed investor DreamIt Ventures that they’re ready to receive applications for a three-month residency in the New York-based program. This is the second year of the Startl Accelerator Program. Here’s what happens to successful applicants:
The invitation will include a stipend of $5,000 plus $5,000 per founding Read More
VCs and startups are prone to tempestuous relationships. A young company forms powerful bonds with its early investors, but as it grows, it often finds itself increasingly playing the field.
So it is with Twitter and Union Square Ventures. Wilson’s USV was an early backer and evangelizer of the service, but by the third round Read More
In recent years traditionally reclusive venture capitalists have come out of the shadows and stepped into the limelight, often via personal blogs.
Larry Cheng of Volition Capital has been tracking the top VC scribes in terms of their monthly unique visitors since 2009.
A number of New York VCs broke into the top Read More
Fred Wilson published a blog post this weekend announcing Union Square Ventures’s new $200 million “Opportunity” fund.
The venture market for tech companies has grown significantly since Union Square Ventures was founded in 2003, and this new fund is intended to make USV, which has traditionally been focused on early stage investments, more Read More