"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.
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.
Peter Thiel’s decision to sell almost all of his stake in Facebook Inc. so soon after the company’s initial public offering has few precedents in Silicon Valley, where venture capitalists typically hold shares longer.
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.”