Union Square Ventures
Thu 5/3 (9:30 am – 11:00 am)
The Economics of Networks & What That Means For Your Internet Start-Up
Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Reddit are different than General Motors or Apple; Internet services do not create products or services in the same way that industrial enterprises do. They create environments within which their users create all the value. In that sense, they behave more like governments than companies. Led by USV partner Brad Burnham, this lecture and Q&A session will explore how the economics of networks impact your start-up, including key decisions like when or if to raise money, how to introduce new services, and how to generate revenue.
About Union Square Ventures
Union Square Ventures is a venture capital firm based in New York City, whose partners include Brad Burnham, Fred Wilson, Albert Wenger, John Buttrick, and Andy Weissman. USV's portfolio companies create services that have the potential to fundamentally transform important markets. The firm manages $650,000,000 across four funds. Investments include Etsy, Foursquare, Twitter, Skillshare, Kickstarter, Soundcloud, DISQUS, Tumblr, Boxee, and Zynga, among many others.