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17

Portfolio Exits

5

About Peter Hershberg

Peter Hershberg is an angel investor who generally invests $25K-$75K in young, emerging companies with a focus on early stage companies, generally in ad-tech or consumer internet. Hershberg aims to assist portfolio companies through efforts and expertise focused on recruiting, business development, and corporate strategy. Hershberg was the co-founder/CEO of two acquired and self-funded start-ups.

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Union Square Ventures, Others Invest In Alternative Search Engine DuckDuckGo

Oct 13, 2011

Posted In a blog post , Union Square Ventures ‘ Brad Burnham just announced that the firm has invested in DuckDuckGo , a startup building a nifty search engine with less clutter and more privacy . Scott Banister, Jim Young, Jeff Miller, Joshua Schachter, Kal Vepuri, Joshua Stylman and Peter Hershberg also invested in the round, writes founder and CEO Gabriel Weinberg . USV Managing Partner Burnham will be joining the fledgling company’s board. He writes: The company is young and under staffed so there are definitely holes Gabriel hopes to fill, but his observation that “traditional algorithmic signals are not the only authority on the web,” and his clever use of real authorities to curate search results makes Duck Duck Go an interesting alternative to your everyday brand. It’s unclear how much USV invested in the company, but we’re digging for more info. From Weinberg’s blog post on the fundraising: My original plan was to delay raising capital until I saw a compelling reason to do so, perhaps forever. For better or worse, I stuck to that plan, which ended up being about a 3.5yr delay. So why now? At the end of last year I noticed that the search engine started to really click with a greater percentage of people in a way that it hadn’t before. Don’t get me wrong — we still have a long way to go to reach our vision — but it was obvious that some things were really starting to become compelling, e.g. our Zero-click Info, privacy policy and goodies. And here’s how DuckDuckGo is growing, according to its internal stats . 0

Peter Hershberg Investments

17 Investments

Peter Hershberg has made 17 investments. Their latest investment was in Screen as part of their Seed VC on February 2, 2016.

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Peter Hershberg Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

2/2/2016

Seed VC

Screen

$1.9M

Yes

1

4/16/2013

Series B

SocialFlow

$10M

Yes

3

2/13/2013

Seed VC

Kitchensurfing

$1M

Yes

1

1/6/2012

Series A - II

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$99M

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10

10/13/2011

Series A

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$99M

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Date

2/2/2016

4/16/2013

2/13/2013

1/6/2012

10/13/2011

Round

Seed VC

Series B

Seed VC

Series A - II

Series A

Company

Screen

SocialFlow

Kitchensurfing

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Amount

$1.9M

$10M

$1M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Sources

1

3

1

10

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Peter Hershberg Portfolio Exits

5 Portfolio Exits

Peter Hershberg has 5 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Chartbeat on July 25, 2022.

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7/25/2022

Acq - Fin

$99M

1

2/10/2022

Acquired

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$99M

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10

11/3/2017

Acquired

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$99M

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10

7/12/2017

Acq - Fin

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$99M

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10

8/21/2011

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

7/25/2022

2/10/2022

11/3/2017

7/12/2017

8/21/2011

Exit

Acq - Fin

Acquired

Acquired

Acq - Fin

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

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