Tagged: union square ventures

USAA Enters Bitcoin Space, Invests in Coinbase’s $75M Series C Funding Round

“USAA’s recent entrance into the bitcoin space may have been driven, in part, by interest in the technology among its own membership,” reported Stan Higgens from CoinDesk.  “The Fortune 500 financial services company, based in Texas, was among a diverse group of investors that took part in… Read More

CrowdRise Receives $23 Million Led by Fred Wilson & Union Square Ventures

According to reports CrowdRise has received a significant investment of $23 million led by Fred Wilson and Union Square Ventures, including Spark Capital, Index Ventures, RatPac, CAA Ventures, UTA Ventures and Bezos Expeditions.  Wilson was one of the first big backers in Kickstarter. CrowdRise is… Read More

CircleUp Raises $14M Series B, New Firm Enters The Mix

CircleUp has announced a $14 million Series B round that will introduce a new venture capital firm into their existing mix. Canaan Partners has led the round, which also includes investment from previous CircleUp investors Google Ventures and Union Square Ventures. This is the second… Read More

$1 Billion in Pledges on Kickstarter

Sometime in the hours during the night of March 3, 2014, crowdfunding leader Kickstarter hurdled past the $1 billion mark in crowdfunding pledges.  An incredible mile marker for the company, as well as the industry, which still remains in the early years of development.  On… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 5, 2013

Forbes | Sony And Intel, Shaping The Next Generation Of Hardware “Something is happening in hardware.” This article explores the revolution happening in the hardware space among big players like Intel and Motorola. These companies are becoming more open and allowing more collaboration into their… Read More

Funding Circle Grabs $37 Million in Series C Funding Led by Accel Partners

Over 57,000 UK citizens have joined Funding Circle with over £165 Million lent to British businesses.  Now the Peer-to-Peer platform is getting bigger and they have received $37 Million in a Series C round led by Accel Patners.  Additional investors included Union Square Ventures, Index… Read More

Milestone: Kickstarter Has Funded Over 50,000 Projects

Crowdfunding leader Kickstarter continues on their successful trajectory with an announcement they have now funded over 50,000 projects since launching their now ubiquitous platform.  These projects represent $834 Million in pledges by over 5 Million backers.  An incredible feat. To add some perspective to their… Read More

Crowdfunding site CircleUp raises its own $7.5M Series A

In a push to grow their crowdfunding platform CircleUp has raised $7.5 Million in a Series A round of investment.  Led by Union Square Ventures (USV), other participants included Google Ventures, Maveron and Rose Park Advisors. It is notable that Rose Park Advisors participated in this round… Read More

Crowdfunding Anticipation Swells

Equity crowdfunding may eventually grow to be a $300 billion industry, as a well-known venture capitalist predicted last year, but there are high hurdles to jump, experts say. Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures suggested last May that crowdfunding eventually would take massive market share from… Read More

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