Fri.Oct 20, 2017

We Will Miss You Matt

Feld Thoughts

Matt Bencke passed away yesterday. We put the above photo and note up on the Foundry Group site yesterday but I was still processing it and wasn’t ready to blog about it until this morning.

Rebecca Kaden

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

USV added a new partner today. Her name is Rebecca Kaden and she introduced herself to our world on the USV blog just now. Rebecca joins a team of fifteen people; our network team, our analysts, and our fantastic administrative team. We are all excited to have her join us. It took us a year to find the right person to add to our partnership. We have only added three people to our partnership in the fourteen-year history of USV.

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