Union Square Ventures

Union Square Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, New York


Union Square Ventures was established in 2004, and is a well known VC. The VC's location is in North America, United States. The primary office of this VC is located in New York.

The fund was created by Brad Burnham, Fred Wilson. Besides the listed founders, we have found 8 key employees of this fund in our database.

The fund usually participates in 13-24 investment rounds per year. In comparison with other funds, Union Square Ventures makes 16 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. The fund's activity peaked in 2013. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Union Square Ventures is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2019. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 20 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 4-5 participants. Besides Union Square Ventures, start-ups are typically funded by Version One Ventures, First Round Capital, Avalon Ventures and 177 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are Time Warner Investments, GV, Version One Ventures and also 188 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Time Warner Investments, Kleiner Perkins, Flybridge Capital Partners, as well as 150 other investors.

The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 2-3. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are FinTech, Financial Services. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 52 more areas of investment. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 7 other countries. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Twitter, Coinbase, Zynga.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: usv.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, last first_initial, first, last, first last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

98.2% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

44.1% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

4.7 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.48 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Version One Ventures, First Round Capital, Avalon Ventures

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