Union Square Ventures Founded 2003
Founders Brad Burnham Fred Wilson
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Total investments 103
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$15M
Portfolio companies 103
Rounds per year 5.72
Lead investments 69
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.49
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Stages of investment
Debt
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed
Areas of investment
Finance
Financial Services
Venture Capital
Summary

In 2004 was created Union Square Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the New York. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Twitter, Coinbase, Zynga. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are FinTech, Financial Services.

The fund was created by Brad Burnham, Fred Wilson. Besides them, we counted 8 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Union Square Ventures, startups are often financed by Version One Ventures, First Round Capital, Avalon Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Time Warner Investments, GV, Version One Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Time Warner Investments, Kleiner Perkins, Flybridge Capital Partners.

The real fund results show that this VC is 20 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Comparing to the other companies, this Union Square Ventures performs on 16 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The high activity for fund was in 2013. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 investment rounds annually. The average startup value when the investment from Union Square Ventures is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars.

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Latest deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
OB1
Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency
E-Commerce
Marketplace
Trading Platform
Seed
1000K24 Apr 2015 United States, Fairfax
BlockTower Capital
Cryptocurrency
Finance
Virtual Currency
Venture - Series Unknown
140M04 Jan 2018 United States, New York
Arweave
Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
Data Storage
Information Technology
Internet
Web Development
Web Hosting
Seed
5M06 Nov 2019 United Kingdom, Westminster
OpenBazaar
Bitcoin
E-Commerce
Marketplace
Venture - Series Unknown
3M13 Dec 2016 United States, Washington
Recount Media
Broadcasting
Media and Entertainment
Seed
29 Oct 2019 United States, New York
Veniam
Autonomous Vehicles
Communications Infrastructure
Internet of Things
Transportation
Wireless
Series A
4M02 Dec 2014 United States, Mountain View
Avoidance of Mass Extinctions Engine
Analytics
Database
Database Software
Finance
Information Technology
Non Profit
Software
Sustainability
Series A
01 Jan 2008 United Kingdom, Westminster
SoundCloud
Apps
Audio
Independent Music
Music
Music Streaming
Series B
10M08 Jan 2011 Germany, Berlin
CircleUp
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Lending
Venture Capital
Series A
7M07 May 2013 Panama, San Francisco
Shapeways
3D Printing
Business/Productivity Software
E-Commerce
Manufacturing
Marketplace
Multimedia and Design Software
Peer to Peer
Series D
30M01 Jul 2015 United States, New York
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