In a blog post, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures explains that, like a baseball player, venture capitalists who have 1 hit out of 3 investments are pretty darn good. But unlike a baseball player, the two "misses" take extensive time, energy and r[...]
Albert Wenger, a partner at Union Square Ventures, explains in a 'Tech Tuesdays" blog post why founders should never try to rebuild an entire company product, codebase or business model from scratch if they have already launched. The result, Wenger e[...]
In a blog post, Fred Wilson explains the "Sales Learning Curve," and illuminates why so many startups think they can outrun less-than-perfect products with pure sales acumen.
Startups will often hire a full sales force too fast, before they [...]
In a blog post, Fred Wilson -- principal of Union Square Ventures -- explains that the tech revolution has yet to produce tools which put data science and machine learning "in the hands of the everyman" -- and the economic and social opportunit[...]
In a throwback post from Fred, the Union Square Ventures VC explains that although many founders chafe at the challenge of building a management team, this team will ultimately be the founder's true legacy. He encourages founders to approach the chal[...]
Writing on Y Combinator's blog, Paul Graham explains that -- as of now -- Y Combinator is implementing a handshake protocol, to ensure that investors and founders have a strict guideline for what constitutes a deal when a contract or legal papers are[...]
In a blog post, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures explains that with a business deal, nothing is more important than “the understanding, the look in the eye, the handshake, and the personal trust that comes from those things.”
Unfortunately, a [...]
Fred Wilson writes on his blog that, ironically, a reliable Internet connection is hard to find at SXSW – the carrier networks and event Wi-Fi are overloaded and super-slow.
Union Square Ventures has thus sponsored ‘We Heart WiFi,’ whose mobile, o[...]
Fred Wilson – founder of Union Square Partners – announced on his blog that he is calling it quits for his MBA Monday posts. Wilson – who was an early investor in Twitter, Tumblr and Zynga -- started his ‘MBA Monday’ series on his personal blog in Ja[...]
Fred Wilson writes on his blog yesterday that VCs “are in a tough business” – and he has the depressing numbers to show for it.
Cambridge Associates compiled short-term and long-term returns of top-rated “early-stage” funds from the past 10 years[...]
Fred Wilson explains the various types of revenue models for gaming companies – and sheds some light on why the trend toward “gamifying” social media, which we’ve previously reported on, is so potentially profitable.
According to Wilson, gaming co[...]