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Red Herring
Snapchat Raising $200m at $20bn Valuation – Report — Red HerringBank, New York Life, Santander InnoVentures, and UBS. VC firms Bain Capital Ven
Snapchat Raising $200m at $20bn Valuation – Report — Red Herring
Red Herring / Posted yesterday
Bank, New York Life, Santander InnoVentures, and UBS. VC firms Bain Capital Ventures, DCM Ventures, Nyca Partners and Union Square Ventures also participated in the investment round. SigFig will use the funds to accelerate the expansion of its... Read more
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Financial Planning.com
SigFig’s $40M infusion unites big names across wealth managementthat also includes Comerica, New York Life, Banco Santander SA's InnoVentures f
SigFig’s $40M infusion unites big names across wealth management
Financial Planning.com / Posted yesterday
that also includes Comerica, New York Life, Banco Santander SA's InnoVentures fund, Bain Capital Ventures, Nyca Partners, Union Square Ventures and some additional support from UBS, which also has an equity stake in SigFig. SigFig CEO Mike Sha... Read more
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Business Wire
SigFig Raises $40 Million in Financing from Leading Financial Institutions and VCs to Accelerate Expansion of Its Enterprise Wealth Management Technology PlatformInnoVentures, and UBS, as well as top-tier venture capital firms Bain Capital V
SigFig Raises $40 Million in Financing from Leading Financial Institutions and VCs to Accelerate Expansion of Its Enterprise Wealth Management Technology Platform
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
InnoVentures, and UBS, as well as top-tier venture capital firms Bain Capital Ventures, DCM Ventures, Nyca Partners, and Union Square Ventures. This financing solidifies SigFig’s position as an industry-leading provider of digital technology to... Read more
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TechCrunch
SigFig locks in big banking partners for its tech-enhanced advisory services with $40 million roundin the new round include Santander Innoventures, UBS, Eaton Vance and New York
SigFig locks in big banking partners for its tech-enhanced advisory services with $40 million round
TechCrunch / Posted yesterday
in the new round include Santander Innoventures, UBS, Eaton Vance and New York Life. Previous investors Union Square Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, DCM, and NYCA Partners also put up cash in the latest round. Meanwhile,... Read more
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Fortune
As Bots Rise Up, Some Level the Playing Fieldmake it possible for bots to learn as they go and to understand human speech, w
As Bots Rise Up, Some Level the Playing Field
Fortune / Posted 4 days ago
make it possible for bots to learn as they go and to understand human speech, we are in the midst of what Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures has dubbed “the Great Bot Rush.” (After failing for a few months, Browder achieved his breakthrough... Read more
6d
Investopedia
Tech:NYC an Advocate for New York Tech Start-Upsis sure to come to mind. However, two tech icons, Tim Armstrong, chief executiv
Tech:NYC an Advocate for New York Tech Start-Ups
Investopedia / Posted 6 days ago
is sure to come to mind. However, two tech icons, Tim Armstrong, chief executive of AOL, and Fred Wilson, co-founder of Union Square Ventures are attempting to shake up the technology world. They launched an advocacy group, Tech:NYC to support... Read more
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USA Today
Top tech investor doesn't think Verizon-Yahoo is crazymobile first world, we’re in that same race and have to run as fast as we can,”
Top tech investor doesn't think Verizon-Yahoo is crazy
USA Today / Posted 10 days ago
mobile first world, we’re in that same race and have to run as fast as we can,” he said. Wilson, a noted tech investor at Union Square Ventures, was bullish on a potential Verizon-Yahoo hookup. “I don’t think it’s crazy," Wilson said. To be one... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
City's tech lobby group shows sector comes of ageand Google will work side by side with veterans of the local scene—including co
City's tech lobby group shows sector comes of age
Crain's New York Business / Posted 11 days ago
and Google will work side by side with veterans of the local scene—including co-chairs Fred Wilson, managing partner at Union Square Ventures, and AOL Chief Executive Tim Armstrong (pictured above) to lobby the city and state on policies to... Read more
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TechCrunch
TechCrunch Include office hours expand to NYannounce the expansion of the program to serve the NY community. Confirmed part
TechCrunch Include office hours expand to NY
TechCrunch / Posted 14 days ago
announce the expansion of the program to serve the NY community. Confirmed participants include Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Lerer Ventures, ff Venture Capital, Bain Capital Ventures and AngelPad among others. Today,... Read more
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TechCrunch
Fred Wilson and Tim Armstrong say policy matters for New York’s tech growthscene that’s been long on promise and press and somewhat lacking in terms of ex
Fred Wilson and Tim Armstrong say policy matters for New York’s tech growth
TechCrunch / Posted 15 days ago
scene that’s been long on promise and press and somewhat lacking in terms of exits, tech icons Fred Wilson, co-founder of Union Square Ventures, and Tim Armstrong, (my boss’ boss’ boss) chief executive of AOL, have come together to launch... Read more
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TechCrunch
What bubble? USV’s Fred Wilson says the future of tech investing remains strongWhile many people in the venture community bemoan the near-term fate of the ind
What bubble? USV’s Fred Wilson says the future of tech investing remains strong
TechCrunch / Posted 15 days ago
While many people in the venture community bemoan the near-term fate of the industry, Fred Wilson, the co-founder of Union Square Ventures and one of the architects of the resurgence of New York’s technology sector, expressed nothing but confidence... Read more
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TechCrunch
What bubble? USV’s Fred Wilson says the future of tech investing remains strongWhile many people in the venture community bemoan the near-term fate of the ind
What bubble? USV’s Fred Wilson says the future of tech investing remains strong
TechCrunch / Posted 15 days ago
While many people in the venture community bemoan the near-term fate of the industry, Fred Wilson, the co-founder of Union Square Ventures and one of the architects of the resurgence of New York’s technology sector, In a far-ranging discussion with... Read more
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TechCrunch
LPs are feeling the pressure of startups not finding exitshigh level of [M&A] activity, but I don’t know if there’s a high level of desir
LPs are feeling the pressure of startups not finding exits
TechCrunch / Posted 16 days ago
high level of [M&A] activity, but I don’t know if there’s a high level of desire to pay prices divorced from fundamentals,” Union Square Ventures’ Andy Weissman said on stage. “It seems like there was more of that in the past, but it’s less... Read more
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TechCrunch
LPs are feeling the pressure of startups not finding exitshigh level of [M&A] activity, but I don’t know if theres a high level of desire
LPs are feeling the pressure of startups not finding exits
TechCrunch / Posted 16 days ago
high level of [M&A] activity, but I don’t know if theres a high level of desire to pay prices divorced from fundamentals,” Union Square Ventures’ Andy Weissman said on stage. “It seems like there was more of that in the past, but it’s less... Read more
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TechCrunch
AlexaSite wins the Disrupt NY 2016 Hackathon Grand PrizeGroupMe and Docracy, out of the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. Previously, Char
AlexaSite wins the Disrupt NY 2016 Hackathon Grand Prize
TechCrunch / Posted 17 days ago
GroupMe and Docracy, out of the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. Previously, Charlie worked on the investment teams of Union Square Ventures and First Round Capital. He bikes to work, in Gowanus, has done six triathlons, four marathons, and... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Dropbox cut a bunch of perks and told employees to save more as Silicon Valley startups brace for the coldafter years of free spending. In addition, a number of VC power players, such
Dropbox cut a bunch of perks and told employees to save more as Silicon Valley startups brace for the cold
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
after years of free spending. In addition, a number of VC power players, such as Benchmark Capital's Bill Gurley and Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson, have become more vocal about an impending downturn lately, telling startups to get into... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Dropbox cut a bunch of perks and told employees to save more as Silicon Valley startups brace for the coldafter years of free spending. In addition, a number of VC power players, such
Dropbox cut a bunch of perks and told employees to save more as Silicon Valley startups brace for the cold
Stamford Advocate / Posted 18 days ago
after years of free spending. In addition, a number of VC power players, such as Benchmark Capital's Bill Gurley and Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson, have become more vocal about an impending downturn lately, telling startups to get into... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Dropbox cut a bunch of perks and told employees to save more as Silicon Valley startups brace for the coldafter years of free spending. In addition, a number of VC power players, such
Dropbox cut a bunch of perks and told employees to save more as Silicon Valley startups brace for the cold
Connecticut Post / Posted 18 days ago
after years of free spending. In addition, a number of VC power players, such as Benchmark Capital's Bill Gurley and Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson, have become more vocal about an impending downturn lately, telling startups to get into... Read more
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Business Insider
Dropbox cut a bunch of perks and told employees to save more as Silicon Valley startups brace for the coldthe same or get harder in 2016. In addition, a number of VC powerplayers, such
Dropbox cut a bunch of perks and told employees to save more as Silicon Valley startups brace for the cold
Business Insider / Posted 18 days ago
the same or get harder in 2016. In addition, a number of VC powerplayers, such as Benchmark Capital's Bill Gurley and Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson, have become more vocal of an impending downturn lately, telling startups to get into... Read more
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TechCrunch
Announcing the Disrupt NY Hackathon judges and API workshopsGroupMe and Docracy, out of the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. Previously, Char
Announcing the Disrupt NY Hackathon judges and API workshops
TechCrunch / Posted 19 days ago
GroupMe and Docracy, out of the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. Previously, Charlie worked on the investment teams of Union Square Ventures and First Round Capital. He bikes to work, in Gowanus, has done six triathlons, four marathons, and... Read more
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The Irish Times
ChangeX raises additional €350,000 in seed fundingworld. “Our investment is highly leveraged with the opportunity to help millio
ChangeX raises additional €350,000 in seed funding
The Irish Times / Posted 19 days ago
world. “Our investment is highly leveraged with the opportunity to help millions of people.” Returning investors include Union Square Ventures managing partner Albert Wenger and Andreessen Horowitz partner John O’Farrell. ChangeX has signed up a... Read more
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TechCrunch
Meet the Disrupt NY 2016 speakers and judgesresearch and medical applications. He will speak at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 1
Meet the Disrupt NY 2016 speakers and judges
TechCrunch / Posted 22 days ago
research and medical applications. He will speak at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 11. Andy Weissman is a partner at Union Square Ventures. Andy began his career in the Internet in the mid-90s. Prior to joining USV, in 2007 he co-founded... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
One 3-D printer shapes its future while another makes for the exitSince its founding, in 2007, the company has raised $76 million in venture capi
One 3-D printer shapes its future while another makes for the exit
Crain's New York Business / Posted 22 days ago
Since its founding, in 2007, the company has raised $76 million in venture capital from A-list backers that include Union Square Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. MakerBot still believes there will be a strong consumer market for its 3-D... Read more
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CNBC
This top venture capitalist thinks Apple is missing the mark on what's hot in techGreat tech companies should be public: Fred Wilson Fred Wilson, Union Square V
This top venture capitalist thinks Apple is missing the mark on what's hot in tech
CNBC / Posted 22 days ago
Great tech companies should be public: Fred Wilson Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures founder, shares his thoughts on tech company IPOs. Having companies go public explodes ecosystems around them, says Tim Armstrong, AOL chairman & CEO. And Wilson... Read more
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Boston Globe
New York City casts a net to catch the next big startupretreated. Yet those are exceptions. “Big exits really haven’t happened yet i
New York City casts a net to catch the next big startup
Boston Globe / Posted 23 days ago
retreated. Yet those are exceptions. “Big exits really haven’t happened yet in New York,” said Fred Wilson, cofounder of Union Square Ventures, a New York venture capital firm. “It’s a valid criticism.” That should gradually change, he argued,... Read more
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TechCrunch
Vimeo acquires VHX to boost its video-on-demand businessaccording to CrunchBase, and had raised $10.25 million from investors including
Vimeo acquires VHX to boost its video-on-demand business
TechCrunch / Posted 23 days ago
according to CrunchBase, and had raised $10.25 million from investors including Comcast Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Union Square Ventures, and others. It had developed a video distribution platform that let creators sell their work online,... Read more
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Variety
Vimeo Acquires VHX, Bolstering Subscription VOD Toolsof the deal are not being disclosed. VHX had raised about $10 million from inve
Vimeo Acquires VHX, Bolstering Subscription VOD Tools
Variety / Posted 23 days ago
of the deal are not being disclosed. VHX had raised about $10 million from investors including Comcast Ventures and Union Square Ventures. VHX was founded in 2011 by Jamie Wilkinson and Casey Pugh, who are both joining Vimeo with the... Read more
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TechCrunch
Dear VCs, there’s something you need to know about raising funds this yearof the money ended up in the hands of experienced managers like Accel, Battery,
Dear VCs, there’s something you need to know about raising funds this year
TechCrunch / Posted 28 days ago
of the money ended up in the hands of experienced managers like Accel, Battery, Founders Fund, General Catalyst, Index and Union Square Ventures. Moreover, the percentage of sub-$100 million funds dropped from 65 percent to 54 percent, which is the... Read more
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TechCrunch
Expa Labs brings on Eric Friedman as general managerat Expa Labs since July of last year. Previously, he held BisDev positions at F
Expa Labs brings on Eric Friedman as general manager
TechCrunch / Posted 29 days ago
at Expa Labs since July of last year. Previously, he held BisDev positions at Foursquare and also worked as an analyst at Union Square Ventures. Expa Labs is the newly launched incubator arm of Expa Studios, a traditional startup studio that... Read more
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New York Post
Apple’s latest ‘flop’ is selling way better than the first iPhonesales — some high-profile analysts and industry watchers still insist on catego
Apple’s latest ‘flop’ is selling way better than the first iPhone
New York Post / Posted 30 days ago
sales — some high-profile analysts and industry watchers still insist on categorizing the device as a “flop.” Among them is Union Square Ventures cofounder Fred Wilson, who has been negative on the Apple Watch since before it was released. In a... Read more
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Market Watch
Perception may be Apple Watch's biggest foeyear, according to researcher IDC. And yet, there are detractors such as Fred
Perception may be Apple Watch's biggest foe
Market Watch / Posted a month ago
year, according to researcher IDC. And yet, there are detractors such as Fred Wilson, co-founder of venture-capital firm Union Square Ventures, in December declared the Watch a "flop." Mr. Wilson, who owns shares of Fitbit through a fund, had... Read more
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Silicon Valley
Elite VCs battle over top spotgoing head to head with a rival just down the road in Menlo Park -- Andreessen
Elite VCs battle over top spot
Silicon Valley / Posted 1 months ago
going head to head with a rival just down the road in Menlo Park -- Andreessen Horowitz. On the other side, New York-based Union Square Ventures is facing off against San Francisco-based First Round Capital. Voting, through CBInsights.com, closes... Read more
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The Mercury News
Elite VCs battle over top spotgoing head-to-head with a rival just down the road in Menlo Park -- Andreessen
Elite VCs battle over top spot
The Mercury News / Posted 1 months ago
going head-to-head with a rival just down the road in Menlo Park -- Andreessen Horowitz. On the other side, New York-based Union Square Ventures is facing off against San Francisco-based First Round Capital. Voting, which is open to anyone who... Read more

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