What we're thinking about

USV Investment Thesis

The core ideas driving USV's investment decisions

Union 2.0 / Benefits 2.0

The right to be represented by a bot: will tomorrow's union be less like an org and more like a data platform?

The Blockchain App Stack

An emerging architecture for decentralized applications on the blockchain's shared data layer

Digital Healthcare

How can the internet improve healthcare?

Command Line Interfaces

User interfaces in which you simply type what you want

The Nomad Stack

Tools for global living.

Regulation 2.0

A model for lightweight, adaptive regulation based on real-time open data

The Ethics of Algorithms

The ethical dilemmas faced by algorithms and their authors

Machine intelligence

Computers are learning to think, read, and write

Where protocols come from

How do tech giants agree on when & where to interoperate openly?

Recent investments

Simscale is a web-based engineering simulation platform
Quizlet builds simple tools that let you study anything, anywhere
Clue empowers people to understand their fertility through a cycle tracking app
La Ruche connects farmers with people who want farm fresh food

Videos and talks

Nick Grossman - The Evolution of the Venture

Brittany Gorevic - How to Stop Talking About Diversity and Actually Do Something About it

Albert Wenger - A BIG idea, a bot idea -- How smart policy will advance tech