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Union Square Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Brad Burnham Fred Wilson

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Total investments 408
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$18M
Portfolio companies 185
Rounds per year 21.47
Lead investments 85
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.55
Exits 48
Key employees 8
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
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Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • Internet
  • FinTech
  • Advertising
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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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Jobbatical

Artificial Intelligence
Education
Information Technology
Professional Services
Recruiting
$13M09 Sep 2022 Tallinn, Harju maakond, Estonia

Abridge

Health Care
Medical
Software
$12M11 Aug 2022 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Stadium Live

eSports
Fantasy Sports
Generation Z
Mobile Apps
Social Network
Sports
$10M28 Jul 2022 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ghost

Marketplace
Retail Technology
Software
$13M18 Jul 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

Xfuel

Biomass Energy
Fuel
Renewable Energy
$9M13 Jul 2022 Palma De Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain

Primitives

Social Network
Web Design
$4M25 May 2022 New York, New York, United States

Slutty Vegan

Restaurants
Snack Food
$25M09 May 2022 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Logseq

Education
Knowledge Management
Software
$4M05 May 2022 New York, New York, United States

Possible

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Software
$20M03 May 2022 Seattle, Washington, United States
News
Drone data analytics provider DroneBase nabs $20M

– DroneBase, a company providing drones as a service to capture high-resolution aerial photos, announced that it raised $20 million in a funding round led by Euclidean Capital with participation from Union Square Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Energy Transition Ventures, Hearst Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, and Valor Equity Partners.
– The company says that the funds will be put toward expansion in the renewable energy industry and other segments with “high-value” infrastructure, like commercial real estate and insurance.
– Investments in drone startups are growing as the benefits of AI applied to aerial photography become clear. For example, algorithms analyze images from drones to monitor for corrosion, pests, and even livestock health. And insurers like State Farm leverage drones for claims inspections, assessing on-the-ground damage, and emergency resources following a disaster.

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.

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