The fast growing Q&A network Stack Overflow has decided to take a new name along with its just announced $12 million B round.
From now on its Stack Exchange, a nod to the diverse portfolio of sites that have grown out of the original community of computer programers.
“We were pretty sure that given Read More
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
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 early 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 competitive Read More
It’s okay to buy the shares in Facebook that Goldman Sachs is selling, says Union Square Ventures founder and startup oracle Fred Wilson, but don’t expect him to get in on the impending internet IPO firestorm.
In a blog post this morning, Mr. Wilson says that he’s not personally interested in investing in Facebook, LinkedIn, Read More
Union Square Ventures is heading up an $8 million funding round for digital audio advertising company TargetSpot, the company announced today.
Launched in 2007, TargetSpot aims to help advertisers target specific listeners on internet radio. The company has inked deals with Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Radio, CBS Radio, Tribune Broadcasting and Emmis Broadcasting.
Earlier Read More
Readers of Fred Wilson’s blog know the investor is a big fan of hip hop and indie rock.
This latest investment shows he’s putting his money where his ears are.
Union Square Ventures and Index Ventures have invested $10 million in Soundcloud, a Berlin-based music site that’s basically YouTube for audio files of any length. Read More
Union Square Ventures has a new fund in the works, along with a new partner and perhaps, a change in focus to later stage companies.
The new $200 million fund, of which USV has already secured $135 million, was first noticed by Dan Primack over at Fortune, who came across the form D filing. Read More
The competition for hot deals in New York has been pushing up startup valuations and some investors are ready to see some bubbles pop, according to CNN.
An impressive list of high-profile investors see bubbles inflating in New York: Chris Dixon, angel investor and co-founder of Hunch.com, angel investor and Wine Library TV host Read More
Twitter has raised $200 million from a group of VC firms including New York’s Union Square Ventures, Kara Swisher is reporting:
Twitter has completed its latest round of funding-$200 million at a $3.7 billion valuation-with Kleiner Perkins as the lead investor, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Kleiner Perkin, the only new Read More