He has publicly espoused building products for “non logged in users” and has benefitted greatly from his thesis of large networks of socially connected and like- minded individuals let's see: twitter, tumblr, etsy, kickstarter not bad, hey not to mention usv's investments in mongodb (10gen), lending. “usv in 140 characters” you should always discuss your investment thesis publicly look for a ceo with product intuition and empathy shift from telling entrepreneurs what to do, to creating paths that help them learn from each other the best networks (eg waze) started with a “narrow wedge” use-case. Union square ventures partner albert wenger is one of those people, and in an interview with gigaom, he talked about why usv is the lead fund in a wenger said wattpad's net-native approach fit with the investment thesis that has seen union square ventures invest in twitter, tumblr and other. Why 20-somethings are starting funds straight out of school, and how the investing industry is changing what investments fred has personally made in the last few years, and what usv's thesis is who some of the rising vc stars in new york tech are right now what fred does when he feels uninspired at. Among the topics we discussed were the future of work in a world of increasing automation and 'uberization', the thesis driving union square ventures' approach to investing, current usv investments in digital approaches to health care and mechanical engineering, and how albert applies lessons from.
There are two stereotyped perspective of investing one assumes that every year, there are about 10 investment opportunities for the whole industry. Thus sites like usv (which was developed in 2005) were merely built to be serviceable they provide information on the team, the portfolio companies, the investment thesis, some contact information, a jobs page, and sometimes a blog that date 2005 is also important as it predates much of the progress in web design, the. Union square ventures has always been a “thesis” driven firm we maintain specific principles about the internet that guide our investment decisions while other things like stage and to a lesser extent geography, also matter, our thesis or point of view is the primary thing andy weissman — december 12, 2015. “and this is a beautiful example of what we're trying to do with our investment thesis we invest in companies that build on top of the european heritage and lifestyle — fashion, food, cuisine” the true beauty behind la ruche is that it's all about recurring transactions — frédéric court i then asked him.
Union square ventures' focus has evolved into what we call a thesis but is probably better described as a macro level view about the world - the internet world - that we then (attempt) to structure investment activities around in short, as described by brad last year in 140 characters, usv invests in. Taylor davidson, formerly of kbs+ ventures: taylor “traditionally thinks about startup and investment opportunities through broad frames, sectors and trends” he then goes on defining his thesis in eleven statements and provides reasoning for every statement union square ventures in 2012: usv defines.
The investments, while seemingly disparate, however, suggest one of the more well-defined theses among major vc firms usv believes in exploring whether the explosive growth enabled by the bitcoin protocol could be applied to verticals beyond finance rather than investments in bitcoin's supporting. While other things like stage and to a lesser extent geography, also matter, our thesis or point of view is the primary thing that guides our decision making we last wrote about this a few years ago, in investment [email protected], where we attempted to describe this view of the world there, we also tried to. There are many types of investing processes, what is important is just to have one, create its parameters and trust it usv's is comprised of these attributes: thesis driven, small funds, early stage, collaborative decision making, one office in one city, conversational, active investing each of these components. By the time i reconnected with usv just before the holidays, gotenna had lots of updates to share — including making good on our promise to mesh we're also a good fit for the firm's new investment thesis, which includes alternative and distributed access to connectivity usv and gotenna believe in the.
Albert wenger interviewed by william mougayar on oct 23rd 2013 in toronto talks about venture capital, usv investment thesis, monetizing large networks of users, machine learning, healthcare, privacy, canadian market, homeschooling, education, being a venture capitalist, and working with. Not straying from your thesis usv wrote: we are investing in tucows because we believe they have built a great business, but also because they have been a stalwart defender of the open investment managers are hired to do a specific thing, and venturing outside of that thing can be irresponsible. An investor teardown is analogous we're trying to understand a firm and what makes it tick by analyzing data around their financing strategy, investment thesis, key people, exit history, investment syndicates and more specifically, we'll discuss usv's recent strategies and activity that have helped shape.