Part of the USV investment thesis is “Access to Knowledge”. To date, most of our investing in this area has primarily been around consumer learning platforms, like Duolingo, Quizlet, Codecademy, Outschool, Brilliant and others. These platforms are generally focused on acquiring and internalizing new knowledge. There is another pillar of the Access to Knowledge thesis which we’ve explored less, but which is equally important: making better sense of the information we already have...
Hi, I'm Nick. I'm a partner at Union Square Ventures where I invest in internet applications and infrastructure. I'm interested in technologies that unlock new collaborative, creative and economic models.
Some selected older posts: Bitcoin as Battery (2021), Cryptographic Identity (2020), The Butter Thesis (2019), The Myth of the Infrastructure Phase (2018), Cryptonetworks and why tokens are fundamental (2018), just_work = true (2018), Cryptocurrenices: the native business model of attention (2017), Purpose, Mission & Strategy (2017), The Blockchain as verified public timestamps (2015), Winning on Trust (2013), Where do web standards come from? (2013), Why It’s Expensive to be Poor (And Why It Shouldn’t Be) (2013), Jane Jacobs, Inspiration, and the Internet (2012), Cities that work like the web (2012).
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