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Websiteusv.com
Twitter@bthdonohue
Phone(212) 994-7880
Emailinfo@unionsquarev...
Employees5
Founded11/2004

Funds

Total$500M
Latest Fund, 9/2011 $200M
USV 2014 LP, 11/2013 $150M
USV Opportunity 2014 LP, 11/2013 $150M

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New York, USA
915 Broadway
19th Floor
New York, NY, 10010
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Union Square Ventures

“Union Square Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City. We invest in young companies that use information technology in innovative ways to create high growth business opportunities in the Media, Marketing, Financial Services, Telecommunications, and Healthcare industries.

Our venture capital firm was conceived as a place where a small number of very experienced investment professionals, working collaboratively from a single office, could build a portfolio of promising startup companies and then put our experience and our networks to work to help those companies build valuable businesses.

Over the past 17 years, we have been directly involved in the development of 40 companies and have, through our prior firms, participated in the launch of over 120 companies. That experience has convinced us that we can deliver the highest returns to our investors by doing the work of venture capital ourselves, from sourcing investments, through due diligence and supporting our portfolio companies, to ultimately exiting the investments.

For an entrepreneur looking for venture capital, this means that you will be dealing with a principal of the firm from day one. If we chose to invest our time in your business, you can be sure that we are serious about investing our capital as well. As a portfolio company, you will be supported by a partner who has been directly involved with your company since the initial investment consideration. We will, as a result, be able to quickly identify opportunities to contribute to the development of your company whether you need to round out your management team, connect with a potential customer, or find a strategic partner. Our ongoing, direct involvement will also enable you to react quickly to financing, acquisition, or exit opportunities. ” (Source: Union Square Ventures)

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Wattpad 4/2014Series C$46M8
Kitchensurfing 3/2014Series B$15M3
CircleUp 3/2014Series B$14M5
Skillshare 2/2014Venture Round$6.1M2
Side.Cr 2/2014Series B$10M3
Duolingo 2/2014Series C$20M3
CloudFlare 12/2013Series C$50M5
Coinbase 12/2013Series B$25M3
Simulmedia 12/2013Series D$25M5
YieldMo 12/2013Series B$8M6
Zemanta 11/2013Venture Round$2M2
THE Football App 10/2013Series B$7M1
Funding Circle 10/2013Series C$37M4
Splice 10/2013Seed$2.75M10
VHX 8/2013Series A$3.2M6
C2FO 7/2013Series C$18M4
SigFig 7/2013Series B$15M3
Firebase 6/2013Series A$5.6M2
Covestor 6/2013Series B$12.8M4
Science Exchange 5/2013Series A$4M7
CircleUp 5/2013Series A$7.5M2
Coinbase 5/2013Series A$6.11M6
Dwolla 5/2013Series C$16.5M4
Shapeways 4/2013Series C$30M4
Kik 4/2013Series B$19.5M4
Foursquare 4/2013Debt$41M5
Kitchensurfing 4/2013Series A$3.5M3
Sift Science 3/2013Series A$4M7
Auxmoney 3/2013Venture Round$12M2
Simulmedia 2/2013Series C$6M3
Hailo 12/2012Series B$30.6M9
Heyzap 12/2012Series B$4.3M2
Flurry 11/2012Series D$25M7
Duolingo 9/2012Series B$15M2
C2FO 9/2012Series B$9.1M1
Edmodo 7/2012Series C$25M6
Shapeways 6/2012Series B$6.2M3
Codecademy 6/2012Series B$10M6
Wattpad 6/2012Series B$17.3M3
MongoDB, Inc. 5/2012Series E$42M4
Behance 5/2012Series A$6.5M9
Etsy 5/2012Venture Round$40M4
Simulmedia 4/2012Series C$6M3
Funding Circle 4/2012Series B$16M2
Dwolla 2/2012Series B$5M6
GetGlue 1/2012Series D$12M4
Twilio 12/2011Series C$17M2
Shapeways 11/2011Series B$5.1M2
Codecademy 10/2011Venture Round$2.5M7
Duolingo 10/2011Series A$3.3M3
Clickable 10/2011Series C$12M4
DuckDuckGo 10/2011Venture Round$3M7
Tumblr 9/2011Series E$85M8
turntable.fm 9/2011Series A$7M11
MongoDB, Inc. 9/2011Series D$20M3
Wattpad 9/2011Series A$3.5M3
Lending Club 9/2011Venture Round2
Work Market 9/2011Series B$5M3
Skillshare 8/2011Series A$3.1M3
Lending Club 8/2011Series D$25M4
Foursquare 6/2011Series C$50M5
DrawQuest 6/2011Series A$3M6
Canvas Networks 6/2011Series A$3M6
Simulmedia 5/2011Series C$9.25M3
Disqus 5/2011Series B$10M2
Kickstarter 3/2011Venture Round$10M18
Stack Exchange 3/2011Series B$12M3
Kik 3/2011Series A$8M3
Boxee 3/2011Series C$16.5M5
TargetSpot, Inc. 1/2011Series C$8M4
SoundCloud 1/2011Series B$10M2
Flurry 12/2010Series C$15M5
Edmodo 12/2010Venture Round2
MongoDB, Inc. 12/2010Series C$6.5M3
Tasty Labs 11/2010Series A$3M5
Hashable 11/2010Series A$4M3
Tumblr 11/2010Series D$30M3
Zemanta 11/2010Seed$3M2
Twilio 11/2010Series B$12M5
Shapeways 9/2010Series A$6M2
Foursquare 6/2010Series B$20M6
Heyzap 6/2010Series A$3M4
Smart Balloon 6/2010Venture Round$3M1
Stack Exchange 5/2010Series A$6M10
Simulmedia 4/2010Series B$8M3
Tumblr 4/2010Series C$5M2
AMEE 2/2010Series B$5.5M3
Flurry 1/2010Series B$7M4
GetGlue 1/2010Series C$6M3
Twilio 12/2009Series A$3.7M8
Outside.in 12/2009Series B$7M5
MongoDB, Inc. 11/2009Series B$3.4M2
UpCompany 9/2009Venture Round$5.73M3
Foursquare 9/2009Angel$1.35M9
Boxee 8/2009Series B$6M3
Tracked.com 7/2009Series A$6.5M9
Heyzap 5/2009Seed$650k5
Simulmedia 3/2009Series A$4M2
Twitter 2/2009Series C$35M6
Return Path 1/2009Series E$6M4
Outside.in 12/2008Series A$2M3
Tumblr 12/2008Series B$4.5M2
Boxee 11/2008Series A$4M3
Return Path 11/2008Series E$10M1
AdaptiveBlue 10/2008Series B$4.52M2
Zemanta 9/2008Seed$750k2
Bug Labs 8/2008Series C3
Clickable 7/2008Series B$14.5M3
Meetup 7/2008Series D$7.5M1
MongoDB, Inc. 7/2008Series A$1.5M1
Zynga 7/2008Series B$25M5
Tracked.com 7/2008Angel$5M8
Outside.in 5/2008Series A$3M5
Twitter 5/2008Series B$15M6
Pinch Media 5/2008Seed6
Covestor 4/2008Series A$6.5M4
Disqus 3/2008Series A$500k3
TargetSpot, Inc. 3/2008Series B$8.6M3
Zynga 2/2008Series A$5.03M3
Etsy 1/2008Series D$27M4
Zynga 1/2008Series A$10M11
AMEE 1/2008Series A3
Clickable 11/2007Series A$3M4
Tumblr 10/2007Series A$750k5
Outside.in 10/2007Angel$1.5M7
Twitter 7/2007Series A$5M10
Clickable 7/2007Series A$3M5
Etsy 7/2007Series C$3.25M2
Wesabe 6/2007Series A$4M2
AdaptiveBlue 2/2007Series A$1.5M1
Tacoda 2/2007Series D$7M4
Outside.in 2/2007Angel$900k9
Etsy 1/2007Series B1
Etsy 11/2006Series A$1M5
Oddcast 6/2006Series D$4M2
Bug Labs 4/2006Series A$500k1
Tacoda 3/2006Venture Round$12M1
Indeed 8/2005Series A$5M3
delicious 4/2005Seed4

Videos

Sources

  1. Union Square Ventures Seeks Up To $200M For New Venture Fund (pevc.dowjones.com) [edit]
  2. Union Square Ventures Targets $300M for Pair of New Funds (blogs.wsj.com) [edit]
  3. Union Square Ventures Targets $300M for Pair of New Funds (blogs.wsj.com) [edit]
  4. Union Square Ventures Raising New Fund (businessinsider.com) [edit]
  5. Wattpad Raises $46M From OMERS Ventures And Others To Grow Its Social Publishing Network (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Exclusive: Kitchensurfing raises $15 million for private chef marketplace (tech.fortune.cnn.com) [edit]
  7. Opening Consumer Products To Crowdsourced Investment, CircleUp Raises $14 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. A Year From Launch, Skillshare Lands $6M From USV, Spark To Double Down On Project-Based, Online Classes (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  9. After Raising $10M From USV, SideCar Pivots To Offer A Ride-sharing Marketplace (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  10. Duolingo Raises $20M Series C Led By Kleiner Perkins To Dominate Online Language Learning (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. CloudFlare Reveals $50M Round From Union Square Ventures (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  12. Coinbase Raises $25M Led By Andreessen Horowitz To Build Its Bitcoin Wallet And Merchant Services (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  13. Simulmedia’s Investors Bet $25 Million More on Smart TV Ads (allthingsd.com) [edit]
  14. YieldMo Raises $8M in Series B Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
  15. Zemanta Raises $2M in Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  16. The Football App Scores $7M Led By Union Square Ventures As It Preps For World Cup 2014 (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  17. UK Peer-To-Peer Lending Platform Funding Circle Raises $37M, Targets U.S. SMBs In Merger With Endurance Lending Network (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  18. Splice Raises $2.75M in Seed Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  19. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  20. C2FO Receives $18M in Series C Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  21. Tech-Powered Financial Planning Platform SigFig Gets $15M In Series B Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  22. App Infrastructure Startup Firebase Raises $5.6M From Union Square And Flybridge (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  23. Covestor Raises $12.75M In Serise B Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  24. Science Exchange Raises $3M in Series A Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
  25. CircleUp, An Investment Platform For Non-Techie Consumer Startups, Raises $7.5M Led By Union Square (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  26. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  27. Payments Network Dwolla Raises $16.5 Million Series C From Andreessen Horowitz & Others, Expands To San Francisco (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  28. 3D Printing Company Shapeways Raises $30 Million C Round Led By Andreessen Horowitz (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  29. Kik Raises $19.5M Series B, Bets On Its Cards Platform Play To Take On WhatsApp And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  30. BITSAT 2014 Application Form (engg.entrancecorner.com) [edit]
  31. Kitchensurfing Wants to Make Dinner at Your House, With Help From USV, Spark (allthingsd.com) [edit]
  32. Ex-Googlers Launch Sift Science, A Fraud-Fighting System For Websites, Backed By $5.5M In Funding From Union Square, First Round, YC & Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  33. Auxmoney Raises $12M in Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  34. Main Event Page news Comment 0 inShare7 Simulmedia Raises Another $5 Million From Existing Investors To Help Make TV Ads More Like Web Ads (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  35. Uber Rival Hailo Reportedly Set To Close $30M Funding Round As It Expands In The U.S. (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  36. Mobile Gaming Platform Heyzap Confirms $4.3M Round From Union Square And Qualcomm (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  37. Investors Plug Another $25 Million Into IPO-Bound Flurry (allthingsd.com) [edit]
  38. Duolingo Raises $15M Series B Round Led By NEA, Will Expand To More Languages And To Mobile Soon (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  39. C2FO Announces $9.1 Million Funding Round Led by Union Square Ventures (finsmes.com) [edit]
  40. NEA Leads Educational Network Edmodo’s $25 Million Series C (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  41. After Printing Over 1M 3D Objects, Shapeways Raises $6.2M Round Led By Lux Capital (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  42. Codecademy Plans Global Code-Teaching Expansion With $10M From Branson, Milner, Kleiner, Index, Union Square (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  43. Social Publisher Wattpad Raises $17.3M From Khosla, Jerry Yang, Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  44. MongoDB Developer 10gen Raises $42 Million Round Led By New Enterprise Associates (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  45. After 5 Years Of Bootstrapping, Behance Nabs $6.5M From USV, Jeff Bezos, Dave Morin & More (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  46. Etsy Raises $40M To Fuel International Expansion (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  47. Simulmedia's Investors Fund New $6 Million Round (simulmedia.com) [edit]
  48. Funding Circle, a Kickstarter for SMBs, Picks Up $16M From Index, Union Square Ventures (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  49. Dwolla Raises $5 Million Series B From Union Square Ventures & Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  50. Social Entertainment Network GetGlue Raises $12 Million In New Financing (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  51. Twilio Raises $17 Million Series C From Bessemer and Union Square To Expand Internationally (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  52. 3D Printing Startup Shapeways Raises $5.1 Million, Plans NYC Production Facility (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  53. Codecademy Raises $2.5 Million To Teach You How To Code (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  54. bits.blogs.nytimes.com [edit]
  55. AmEx Leads $12 Million Round In Clickable, Which Wants To "Become The AdWords Of Social" (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  56. Union Square Ventures, Others Invest In Alternative Search Engine DuckDuckGo (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  57. Tumblr Raises $85M in Funding (finsmes.com) []
  58. Turntable.fm Closes That $7 Million Round, Fred Wilson Joins Board (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  59. 10gen raises $20M for MongoDB in maturing NoSQL space (gigaom.com) [edit]
  60. Community Writing Site Wattpad Raises $3.5 Million In Series A Funding (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  61. Lending Club Raises Funding from Thomvest and Union Square Ventures (finsmes.com) [edit]
  62. SEC D (sec.gov) [edit]
  63. Skillshare Raises $3.1 Million to Turn Everyone Into Teachers (bits.blogs.nytimes.com) [edit]
  64. WSJ (blogs.wsj.com) [edit]
  65. BITSAT 2014 (engg.entrancecorner.com) [edit]
  66. Union Square Ventures Leads $3M Round In 4chan Founder Moot's New Startup Canvas (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  67. Union Square Ventures Leads $3M Round In 4chan Founder Moot’s New Startup Canvas (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  68. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  69. Disqus Raises A $10 Million Round And Closes In On 500 Million Monthly Uniques (businessinsider.com) [edit]
  70. Kickstarter Fesses Up: The Crowd-Sourced Funding Startup Has Funding Too (mediamemo.allthingsd.com) [edit]
  71. Stack Overflow, Now Stack Exchange Inc, Raises $12M From Union Square Ventures And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  72. Mobile Messaging Startup Kik Raises $8M; Launches Group Chat And Photo Sharing (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  73. Boxee Raises $16.5 Million For Its Vision For The "Future Of TV" (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  74. Digital Audio Advertising Company TargetSpot Lands $8 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  75. Wall Street Journal (mediamemo.allthingsd.com) []
  76. Mobile app analytics firm Flurry closes $15 million Series C round (fiercemobilecontent.com) [edit]
  77. Union square ventures invests in Edmodo (unionsquareventures.com) [edit]
  78. 10gen Raises $6.5M to Dominate the NoSQL Space (gigaom.com) [edit]
  79. Delicious Founder Raises Funding For Tasty Labs’ Take On Social Software (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  80. SAI (businessinsider.com) [edit]
  81. What’s New At Tumblr: Funding, Hires, Office, Board Member, And A Focus On Fashion (techcrunch.com) []
  82. Zemanta Raises $3 Million From Union Square, Eden, To Help You “Blog Smarter” (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  83. Twilio Raises $12 Million For Powerful Telephony API (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  84. Shapeways lands $5 million for 3D printing (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  85. JEE Main Application Form 2014 (engg.entrancecorner.com) [edit]
  86. HeyZap Lands Another $3 Million In Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  87. EDGAR [edit]
  88. All-Star Team Backs StackOverflow to Go Beyond Programming Questions (readwriteweb.com) [edit]
  89. TV Promotions Platform Simulmedia Raises $8 Million Second Round (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  90. Union Square, Spark Capital Double Tumblr’s Funding To $10 Million Read more: http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/20/tumblr-funding/#ixzz0lf32gno4 (techcrunch.com) []
  91. AMEE Gets $5.5 Million For Greenhouse Gas Monitoring (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  92. Flurry Closes $7M Series B Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
  93. Citation Needed [add]
  94. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  95. Dealipedia (dealipedia.com) [edit]
  96. 10gen Garners Series B Venture Capital Investment (venturedeal.com) [edit]
  97. Financial Portal RakedIn Gets $5.7 Million From Unionsquare and Others (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  98. JEE Main 2014 (engg.entrancecorner.com) [edit]
  99. Boxee Watches $6 Million More In Funding Stream In (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  100. Company Communication [edit]
  101. Heyzap Closes Seed Funding Round For Its Flash Gaming Widget (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  102. Ad Giant Dave Morgan Raises $4M For Simulmedia (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
  103. Twitter Raises $35 Million Series C From Benchmark and IVP, Others (techcrunch.com) []
  104. Citation Needed [add]
  105. Hyper-Local News Service Outside.In Grows (bits.blogs.nytimes.com) [edit]
  106. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) []
  107. Boxee raisted 4m Today (vccafe.com) [edit]
  108. Return Path Raises Fifth Round (pehub.com) [edit]
  109. peHUB (pehub.com) [edit]
  110. Slovenia Tech Company Zemanta Gets Seed Money (scommerce.com) [edit]
  111. We’ve raised a third round of funding (bugblogger.com) [edit]
  112. Clickable Raises $14.5 Million More For Online Ad Management (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  113. Our Newest Portfolio Company: Meetup (avc.blogs.com) [edit]
  114. 10gen, New Cloud Computing Firm, Closes $1.5m Series A (10gen.com) [edit]
  115. techcrunch.com []
  116. Company Communication [edit]
  117. Local Content Aggregator Outside.in Gets $3 Million Third Round (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  118. Twitter Announces Their Funding, Calls Itself A Communication Utility (techcrunch.com) []
  119. Pinch Media Releases Free Analytics for iPhone SDK (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  120. Covestor Raises $6.5M for Social Investing (mashable.com) [edit]
  121. Cap Report [edit]
  122. Internet Radio Advertiser TargetSpot Secures $8.6 Million Second Round (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  123. finance.fortune.cnn.com []
  124. Etsy Raises $27 Million; Accel’s Jim Breyer Joins Board (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  125. dmwmedia.com []
  126. AMEE fuelled by leading VC funds (amee.com) [edit]
  127. Clickable Raises Another $3 Million, Officially Adds Jonathan Miller to Board (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  128. http://www.alleyinsider.com/2007/10/tumblr-funded-750k-vimeo.html (alleyinsider.com) []
  129. villageventures.com [edit]
  130. More Information On That Secretive Twitter Financing (techcrunch.com) []
  131. thealarmclock.com [edit]
  132. techconfidential.com [edit]
  133. blog.wesabe.com [edit]
  134. techcrunch.com [edit]
  135. Behavioral Advertising's Tacoda Does 4th Funding Round (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
  136. villageventures.com [edit]
  137. TechCrunch [edit]
  138. techconfidential.com [edit]
  139. Oddcast, makers of the avatar product Sitepal, closed a $4 million funding round last week led by Union Square Ventures. (mashable.com) [edit]
  140. Bug Labs pulls in funds for do-it-yourself gadgets (news.cnet.com) [edit]
  141. TACODA Raises $12 million (unionsquareventures.com) [edit]
  142. techcrunch.com [edit]
  143. Profile: Del.icio.us (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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