Fred Wilson

A year after its launch, Tech:NYC has become a force in New York politics

It’s been a little over a year since Fred Wilson and Tim Armstrong appeared onstage at Disrupt in New York to launch Tech:NYC. The two titans of New York City’s tech scene were angling t

Etsy names Josh Silverman as its new CEO

There's been a shakeup in Etsy's leadership, with CEO Chad Dickerson and CTO John Allspaw departing. Josh Silverman, the former Skype and Evite CEO who joined Etsy's board last fall, is taking over as

Fred Wilson and Tim Armstrong say policy matters for New York’s tech growth

Against a backdrop of a New York investment scene that’s been long on promise and press and somewhat lacking in terms of exits, tech icons Fred Wilson, co-founder of Union Square Ventures, and T

What bubble? USV’s Fred Wilson says the future of tech investing remains strong

While many people in the venture community bemoan the near-term fate of the industry, Fred Wilson, the co-founder of Union Square Ventures and one of the architects of the resurgence of New York's tec

Fred Wilson to rep New York at Disrupt NY in May

Fred Wilson is a name that needs no introduction, but we're going to do it anyway. TechCrunch is excited to announce that Fred Wilson will be speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt New York, which goes down M

Tech Giants Sign Letter Against EU Laws To Hand Huge New Powers To ISPs

New European legislation which threatens net neutrality is set to go before the EU Parliament Tuesday. The EU is planning new rules it claims will ‘protect’ Net neutrality, but a leading legal exp

Two Lies And A Truth About “The Bubble”

There has been a lot of discussion about startup valuation over the past few months. Luminaries across the industry have chimed in, suggesting we’re returning to a time of irrational investment valu

Corporate Venture Capital Is King In Japan

When it comes to raising money in the U.S., corporate venture capital is seemingly synonymous with “Plan C.” If you can’t raise money from top-tier firms, you move on to Plan B, second-tier firm

Should On-Demand Startups Share More Data To Quell Legal Fears? Ron Conway, Fred Wilson Weigh In

As the technology business becomes more mainstream, tackling more legacy and non-tech problems, we're seeing the tech industry look for better ways to engage with the communities they are potentially

We Need Your Disrupt NY Battlefield Submissions Right Now!

Disrupt NY will be here in no time, and you know what that means. You should probably get started on Disrupt NY Battlefield applications. We're about to close submissions so we want you to be able to

Silicon Valley Moguls Push For Campaign Finance Reform

When it comes to big money in politics, a group of tech magnates is fighting fire with fire — or super PAC with super PAC — according to a report from Reuters. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, U

Fred Wilson On The New York Startup Scene And Why Too Much Money Is “The Root Of All Evil”

When Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson took the stage today at TechCrunch's Disrupt New York conference, he elaborated on <a target="_blank" href="http://avc.com/2014/05/the-valuation-trap/">a recent

VC Fred Wilson: By 2020 Apple Won’t Be A Top-3 Tech Company, Google And Facebook Will

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/fred-wilson">Fred Wilson</a> of New York's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.usv.com">Union Square Ventures</a>, one of the top tech investo

Gillmor Gang: Deep Bench

The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — Heartbleed security hole, changing landscape of Twitter notifications, Brendan Eich's exit f

Fred Wilson On Bitcoin, Unbundling, Data Leakage And Health Care

During the 10th edition of the <a target="_blank" href="http://leweb.net/">LeWeb conference</a> in Paris today, New York-based investor <a target="_blank" href="http://www.avc.com/">Fred Wilson</a> de

After Nearly 5 Years And 5M Backers, Kickstarter Gets A New CEO As Two Founders Step Back

Today, in a somewhat surprising turn after yesterday's milestones, it appears that an impromptu version of the "Management Shuffle" will be rolling into Kickstarter. <a target="_blank" href="http://ww

Fred Wilson: Money Is Information, Like Bits, And We Want To Invest In Ways Of Moving It

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/fred-wilson">Fred Wilson</a>, legendary New York venture capitalist and partner at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.usv.com">Union Square V

Fred Wilson On Pitching A VC: Leave The Backstory At Home

Today during Fred Wilson’s interview with Michael Arrington, the two discussed how, and how not to, pitch a VC. Hearing the two speak frankly about what works and what doesn’t is absolutel

Fred Wilson, Ken Lerer And Ben Lerer To Speak At TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

We’re proud of the fact that some of the tech scene’s most innovative thinkers and problem solvers are going to be speaking at <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-ny-2013/">TechCru

Fred Wilson Talks NYC’s Tech Scene, The Effect Of Angel Investors, And More [TCTV]

If you want to learn about the booming tech startup scene in New York City, it doesn't get much better than talking to <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/fred-wilson">Fred Wilson</a>. Wilson ha
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