"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.
Twitter Inc. co-founder Evan Williams is the company’s biggest shareholder with about 15 percent, said people familiar with the matter, leaving him in position to become a billionaire after the initial share sale.
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.
On Thursday, June 30, Kelly Reeves sent out an invitation to her 1,900 followers on Twitter to join her on Turntable.fm—a new, social media website that lets users share songs with friends and strangers while publicly celebrating each other’s musical tastes. “DJing in the Shameless POP! Room,” Reeves wrote. “Come hang out. Now playing *NSYNC.”