"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.
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.
U.S. prisoners pay as much as $17 for a 15-minute call with their families in a jailhouse phone market dominated by two private equity-backed companies, and that cost now is drawing scrutiny from regulators.