Union Square Ventures adds technology ‘advocate’ to its payroll – how about other experts?

May 8th, 2012 Comments Off

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Great and important move, that USV probably decided to do because it has to be done right and there is nobody else who would take it on themselves.

Union Square Ventures adds technology ‘advocate’ to its payroll

It’s an established fact that technology and politics are increasingly finding themselves at loggerheads with one another, as issues of privacy, piracy, and copyright, not to mention net neutrality and media consolidation cut a larger profile on the national stage.

via: thenextweb.com

I was actually thinking recently that a different kind of activity would make sense for early stage VC – provide experts in residence for their startups, for instance: cutting edge virality ninjas, scalability/big data experts, startups finance expert… these guys should be seasoned, amazing, unaffordable by a normal startup, but if shared amongst a portfolio, they could really make a huge difference.

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