Editor’s Pick “Something very interesting is happening here,” Google’s top Canadian employee, Steve Woods, told me. “This area has a very high proportion of startups to population. Google loves startups … and we love to hire entrepreneurial people.”
New York VC Fred Wilson shared his thoughts today on what makes good founders and what you shouldn’t do in a pitch meeting.
All-star investor Fred Wilson has weighed in on the ongoing saga of location-based service Foursquare and whether the company is in trouble. He says the company is fine.
Hailo, a mobile cab-hailing app, raised $30 million in its second round of funding and plans on opening its services in New York this month. It ill have fierce competition, however, from Uber.
You gave us your top Silicon Alley tech influencers, now here’s the cream of the crop.
Zynga insiders, including chief executive Marc Pincus, cashed out in April, selling 43 million shares for over $516 million — just before the stock price cratered.
Creative work portfolio-building startup Behance has grabbed $6.5 million in its first round of funding.
There were two pretty incredible tech events in New York this Tuesday. I only managed to score an invite to one of them, the Lerer Ventures CEO summit at Citi Field. The other was Union Square Ventures more exclusive Hacking Society get together, which luckily was live streamed. It’s worth taking a look at these two gatherings to get a sense of where the Silicon Alley scene is at right now and how the most powerful players in the East Coast tech world are thinking about the future.
In advance of testifying at a congressional hearing tomorrow, a group of technology industry leaders participated in a public discussion about the ill effects of the proposed SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy legislation.
Cloud-based phone service provider Twilio is ready to get some new stamps on its passport. The company is rapidly expanding internationally as it takes on a $17 million third round of funding, led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Union Square Ventures.
3D printing company Shapeways is opening up its own production facility with a new $5.1 follow on of funding from Index Ventures and Union Square Ventures.
Codecademy has added jQuery lessons and a scratchpad to its fun and engaging tool that teaches people how to code online, the company is announcing today.
Alternative search engine Duck Duck Go closed its first round of funding led by Union Square Ventures, the company’s founder Gabriel Weinberg announced today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Popular blogging service Tumblr has raised a fresh $85 million round of funding. Hopefully, the company will use this infusion to find more ways to make money.
Two more people tied to the early success of microblogging site Twitter are parting ways with the company.
In a shakeup for New York’s startup scene, Andy Weissman, co-founder of the NYC startup incubator Betaworks, is leaving to join VC firm Union Square Ventures.
Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson
Union Square Ventures made its first late-stage investment today, leading a $25 million raise for peer-to-peer lending startup Lending Club.
He has $1 million in the bank, a promising new company and a rolodex that makes Silicon Valley swoon.
Music-sharing service Turntable.fm is close to signing a new $7.5 million round of funding led by Union Square Ventures, reports BetaBeat.
Handmade items marketplace Etsy announced Thursday that CEO and founder Rob Kalin is stepping down and CTO Chad Dickerson (pictured left) will be taking his place.
Location-based social network Foursquare closed a new $50 million round of funding, the company reported today.
Canv.as, an online image-sharing website created by 4chan founder Christopher Poole, has raised $3 million from Union Square Ventures, the company announced today.