Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures took some time in a recent blog post to explain the 80:20 rule: 20% of a project's work will get you to 80% of the goal, after which point there are diminishing marginal benefits.
This all comes back to prior[...]
Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures has been doing some serious thinking about Edward Snowden's life on the lam after sparking the NSA Prism scandal. Edward, if you're out there, Albert just wants you to know...he's with you.
In a blog post, We[...]
At last week's 'Pando Monthly' onstage interview, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures let his emotions get the best of him when talking about corporate co-investors -- he just couldn't resist emphasizing their infinite levels of suckiness.
Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures believes that business models can be fixed, product market fits can't. And in a recent blog post, he explains that part of Twitter's success was their patience in determining market fit before the business model.
Contrary to Valleywag's belief, the NSA data-spying program blindsided many Silicon Valley (and Alley) leaders; more than a few VCs took the weekend to gather their thoughts and issue invectives of varying intensity.
Brad Feld of the Foundry Group[...]
'Technical debt' is a tricky subject, according to a blog post by Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures, primarily because it isn't 'capital,' but innovation that needs repaying.
Wenger uses a standard Wikipedia definition for technical debt -- '[...]
In a blog post, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures shares how he missed out on an early investment in Feedburner -- which in 2004 was run by current Twitter CEO Dick Costolo -- because he didn't trust his gut, and did too much due diligence.
In a blog post, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures explains how he used to pester Tumblr founder David Karp about adding a native 'comments' function to tumblogs.
David -- ever the positive-futurist -- wanted to keep the trolls out of his kingdo[...]
CircleUp has raised a $7.5 million Series A, led by Union Square Ventures, to connect investors to retail and consumer companies with decidedly 'non-tech' leanings, according to TechCrunch. Big names like Google Ventures, Rose Park Advisors (fund of [...]
In a blog post, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures shares an anecdote about a real estate lawyer taught him the importance of preparation, as well as the role of pure grit in negotiating deals.
The aforementioned lawyer, Morty, was a partner in [...]
In a blog post, Fred Wilson explains that the best angel investment he made before co-founding Union Square Ventures was in a company called TACODA, which originally had "the right product but the wrong business model."
Founder Dave Morgan had pre[...]
Fred Wilson, managing partner at Union Square Ventures, explains in a blog post that convertible debt is good for founders and generally bad for investors -- unless you're in a late-stage of financing, like Foursquare was when they raised $41 million[...]