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Musings of a VC in NYC

Last Build Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:46:39 +0000


The VC/Company Relationship

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:43:01 +0000

When I got into the VC business in the early 80s, the VC/Company relationship was pretty different than it is now. Capital was hard to come by, VCs commanded terms that would be laughed at today, and once they had made the investment, VCs acted as if they owned the Company (they sometimes did). The […]

Pay Attention To The Package

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 16:23:25 +0000

Tech investing is a lot about big trends and timing them. We knew mobile was going to be a game changer as far back as the mid 90s, but it didn’t really take off until the iPhone came along in 2007 We knew personal computing was going to be a big deal in the late […]

The “VC Funnel”

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 13:52:06 +0000

I saw this image in my twitter feed this morning: Which led me to this CB Insights post from last October. You can scroll down to the bottom of that CB Insights post to see how they came up with this data. There are two things about this chart that I would like to talk […]

Splitting The Deal

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 15:09:05 +0000

Syndicating an early stage investment is a time honored practice in the venture capital business. It was extremely common in the VC business in the early 80s when I started. I assume syndicating was a common practice in the early days of the institutional VC business because fund sizes were small, risk was high, and […]

USV Is Hiring Two Analysts

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:14:33 +0000

It’s that time again. USV is hiring two analysts, each for a two year rotation. The hiring process is similar to what we have done in the past, but the role is a bit different. We are adopting more of an apprenticeship model: For this analyst cycle, we are changing things up a bit by […]

USV Manager Bootcamp

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:42:57 +0000

Our USV Portfolio Network Team built a new offering last year called the USV Manager Bootcamp. The idea is to offer management training classes to our portfolio companies that are too small to be able to offer those classes themselves. Last week was the sixth bootcamp and the self reported results are pretty impressive: As […]

A Low-Volume, High-Conviction, High-Support Investor

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:19:29 +0000

My friend Mark Mullen and his partner Jim Andelman are announcing a new VC firm in Southern California today. They call themselves Bonfire Ventures. I love how they describe themselves as “a low-volume, high-conviction, high-support investor.” That is who you want at your side when you are starting a business. There are a number of […]

Audio Of The Week: A16Z’s Alex Rampell

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 19:42:05 +0000

I found this wide ranging interview quite interesting. Alex has been an entrepreneur and is now an investor. He is operating at the intersection of traditional fintech and crypto, which is a place USV also often occupies.

Board Feedback

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:21:44 +0000

Something I am a huge fan of is Board Feedback. I’ve written about this a lot here at AVC and I am writing about it again today. Because it is important and not done regularly in my experience. A founder/CEO and their team spend a lot of time preparing for a meeting, and then they […]

ADP Acquires WorkMarket

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:35:06 +0000

ADP announced this morning that they have acquired our portfolio company WorkMarket. This is a bittersweet moment for me. WorkMarket has been a big part of my personal portfolio for almost eight years. USV and Spark seeded WorkMarket in June 2010, backing two serial entrepreneurs Jeff Leventhal and Jeff Wald. The idea was to create […]