Union Square Ventures

Founded 2003
Founders Brad Burnham Fred Wilson


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Total investments 287
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 157
Rounds per year 15.94
Lead investments 67
Follow on index
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Exits 43
Key employees 8
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • Advertising
  • FinTech
  • Internet

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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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$4M02 Sep 2021 India, Bengaluru

Code Climate

Developer Tools
Software Engineering
$50M01 Sep 2021 United States, New York


Digital Media
Health Care
$8M25 Aug 2021 United States, Los Angeles


Renewable Energy
$5M30 Jul 2021 Switzerland, Geneve


Mobile Apps
$13M27 Jul 2021 United States, Berkeley


Developer APIs
Financial Services
Mobile Payments
$21M21 Jul 2021 United States, Des Moines

Karat Financial

Content Creators
Financial Services
$26M01 Jul 2021 United States, San Francisco


Machine Learning
Software Engineering
$12M29 Jun 2021 United States, New York

Recount Media

Media and Entertainment
$18M04 May 2021 United States, New York
Code Climate Raises $50M in Series C Funding to Propel Its Engineering Intelligence Platform

– Code Climate announced $50M in Series C funding.
– The round was led by PSG and joined by previous investors Union Square Ventures, Foundry Group, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, and NextView Ventures.
– Code Climate’s Engineering Intelligence products are trusted by over 1,000 companies from start-ups to enterprises.
– Code Climate experienced continued strong growth, more than doubled its headcount, and brought on an experienced executive leadership team.
– Funding will help Code Climate advance its product vision, extend its sales reach, and scale customer success – furthering its mission of helping engineering align activities with strategic priorities, deliver high quality software, and improve team performance.

Mindset, an artist-driven mental wellness audio platform, raises $8.7M in seed funding

– Mindset, a platform featuring personal story collections from recording artists, announced that it raised $8.7 million in seed funding.
– The round was led by Union Square Ventures with strategic participants like record executive Scooter Braun (of TQ Ventures), who has more recently made headlines over the Taylor Swift masters controversy.
– Other backers include Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin, Opendoor co-founder Eric Wu, and more.


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