"Fred Wilson is a partner at Union Square Ventures in New York, NY. He began his career in venture capital in 1987. Fred writes the very popular blog avc.com.
Fred has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Fred is married with three kids and lives in New York City.
" @pkafka I like how you revisit a story that is five years old when new information emerges. Well played!!! "
Fred Wilson’s 2007 investment in Twitter Inc. drew a tough inquiry from the technology crowd at the time: How could a service that let anyone say anything in 140 characters be worth $20 million? Wilson was a believer.
Venture capital funds run in-house by companies defended their ability to serve entrepreneurs at the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit after Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson ridiculed them earlier this month.
New York’s top financial regulator told Bitcoin entrepreneurs he’ll prevent their companies from abetting money laundering even at the risk stamping out innovation in the embryonic virtual-currency industry.
With the shutdown of Tokyo-based Mt. Gox, once the world’s largest exchange for digital currency transactions, other companies in the Bitcoin universe worked to defend the nascent industry’s reputation.