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Investments

384

Portfolio Exits

52

Funds

23

Service Providers

2

About Union Square Ventures

Union Square Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund located in New York City. The fund focuses on IT-enabled services in media and marketing, financial services, healthcare and telecom verticals.

Union Square Ventures Headquarter Location

915 Broadway 19th Floor

New York, New York, 10010,

United States

212-994-7880

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Expert Collections containing Union Square Ventures

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Find Union Square Ventures in 9 Expert Collections, including HR Tech.

H

HR Tech

65 items

B

Banking

44 items

Based on CB Insights Research Brief: https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/industry-market-map-landscape/#retail banking

U

Unicorns- Billion Dollar Startups

113 items

T

Travel Technology (Travel Tech)

39 items

Tech-enabled companies offering services and products focused on tourism. This collection includes booking services, search platforms, on-demand travel and recommendation sites, among others.

E

Education Technology (Edtech)

57 items

D

Digital Lending

34 items

This collection contains alternative means for obtaining a loan for personal or business use. Companies included in the application, underwriting, funding, or collection process is included in the collection.

Latest Union Square Ventures News

Our Investment in Bolster

Jun 9, 2022

Bolster’s leadership team, entirely remote in 2021 At Foundry, we’re building what we describe as a “network-first” strategy. The vast majority of our new investments come from a network of over 40 early-stage VC funds in which we are LPs. Through these investments, we are indirect investors in several thousand companies. We co-founded Techstars, which, as a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs accelerate their businesses, has over 2,000 active portfolio companies and is making over 500 new investments each year around the world. A decade ago, I coined the term “startup community” and wrote the original book about the topic,  Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City , based on the premise that building startup communities in every city in the world are an essential part of the global democratizing of entrepreneurship. Today, we have invested in  Bolster , another company built fundamentally around a network premise in entrepreneurship. Bolster is a marketplace for on-demand executive talent, which helps startup CEOs scale themselves, their leadership teams, and their boards. The Bolster marketplace matches startups with executives for interim, fractional, and advisory roles, along with board appointments and full-time jobs. Bolster also offers robust mentorship and advisory services. In addition, its unique mix of software and programming, along with its diversity partnerships, are helping investors grow their hiring networks. Since its launch in September 2020, almost 7,000 curated senior executives have joined Bolster as members, and over 1,000 founders and CEOs have joined Bolster as clients, a testament to the growing workforce trend of on-demand and flexible work opportunities that exploded with the pandemic and the mainstreaming of remote work in 2020 and 2021. Matt Blumberg co-founded Bolster with key people from his leadership team at Return Path, High Alpha, and Silicon Valley Bank. Union Square Ventures led the early financing with participation from Costanoa Ventures. As a result, we had a front-row seat to witness Bolster’s early development as indirect investors through three partner funds (Union Square Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, and High Alpha). We have also been an active early  Bolster portfolio partner , with our portfolio companies using Bolster for over 30 executive or board placements last year. The relationships that led to the financing reinforce the premise behind Bolster’s view of a network model for talent. Return Path (Matt’s previous company) and Exact Target (the previous company of the founders of High Alpha) had a strategic relationship. Foundry, Union Square Ventures, and Costanoa were investors in Return Path. Foundry is an LP in Union Square Ventures, Costanoa, and High Alpha. SVB has been a long-time partner with Foundry and has a strategic relationship with High Alpha and Techstars. And, this is the second time around together for Matt and his co-founders, who were part of the Return Path leadership team. We are excited to add another high-growth entrepreneurial network to the broader Foundry  network. And it’s a joy to get to work with Matt and his team again. Navigation

Union Square Ventures Investments

384 Investments

Union Square Ventures has made 384 investments. Their latest investment was in Primitives as part of their Pre-Seed on May 5, 2022.

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Union Square Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/25/2022

Pre-Seed

Primitives

$4M

Yes

1

5/3/2022

Series C

Possible Finance

$20M

No

2

4/15/2022

Series A

Slope

$24M

Yes

2

4/6/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

4/6/2022

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

5/25/2022

5/3/2022

4/15/2022

4/6/2022

4/6/2022

Round

Pre-Seed

Series C

Series A

Series A

Series B

Company

Primitives

Possible Finance

Slope

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Amount

$4M

$20M

$24M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

2

2

10

10

Union Square Ventures Portfolio Exits

52 Portfolio Exits

Union Square Ventures has 52 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Otis on March 09, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

3/9/2022

Acquired

$99M

1

2/9/2022

Merger

$99M

6

12/22/2021

Acquired

$99M

13

9/30/2021

Reverse Merger

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$99M

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10

7/28/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

Date

3/9/2022

2/9/2022

12/22/2021

9/30/2021

7/28/2021

Exit

Acquired

Merger

Acquired

Reverse Merger

IPO

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

6

13

10

10

Union Square Ventures Fund History

23 Fund Histories

Union Square Ventures has 23 funds, including USV Opportunity Fund IV.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

4/29/2022

USV Opportunity Fund IV

$350M

1

4/29/2022

USV Early Stage Fund VIII

$275M

1

1/27/2021

USV 2021

$250M

2

12/31/2020

USV Investors 2021

$99M

10

12/31/2020

USV Climate 2021

$99M

10

Closing Date

4/29/2022

4/29/2022

1/27/2021

12/31/2020

12/31/2020

Fund

USV Opportunity Fund IV

USV Early Stage Fund VIII

USV 2021

USV Investors 2021

USV Climate 2021

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$350M

$275M

$250M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

1

2

10

10

Union Square Ventures Service Providers

2 Service Providers

Union Square Ventures has 2 service provider relationships

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Counsel

General Counsel

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Associated Rounds

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Union Square Ventures Team

6 Team Members

Union Square Ventures has 6 team members, including current Managing Partner, Bradford R. Burnham.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Frederick R. Wilson

Founder

Current

Bradford R. Burnham

AT&T Ventures, Echo Logic, and AT&T

Managing Partner

Current

Andrew Weissman

Managing Partner

Current

Albert Wenger

del.icio.us, and Eckford Group

Managing Partner

Current

Nick Grossman

General Partner

Current

Name

Frederick R. Wilson

Bradford R. Burnham

Andrew Weissman

Albert Wenger

Nick Grossman

Work History

AT&T Ventures, Echo Logic, and AT&T

del.icio.us, and Eckford Group

Title

Founder

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

General Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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