MiB: Albert Wenger, Union Sq. Ventures


This week, we communicate with Albert Wenger, Managing Associate at Union Sq. Ventures. He co-founded 5 corporations and was President of del.icio.us through the corporate’s sale to Yahoo and was an angel investor in Etsy and Tumblr. Wenger is the writer of World After Capital, describing the shift to a “Data Age” and its implications for companies & society.

We talk about how Union Squares operates and the way the enterprise scene has migrated from Silicon Valley to New York Metropolis and the remainder of the nation. USV is an early seed investor that places capital in danger very early in an organization’s lifespan. Which means the percentages are excessive that just about all of their corporations will fail, nevertheless it additionally means that its winners can be 100X or higher.

He explains why we want a wartime footing to confront the challenges of local weather change. His favourite information level is that we now have been including the warmth of the equal of 4 Hiroshima-sized nuclear bombs to the ambiance each second. It is a potential extinction stage risk to people as a species.

A listing of his favourite books is right here; A transcript of our dialog is out there right here Monday.

You’ll be able to stream and obtain our full dialog, together with the podcast extras on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, Bloomberg, and Acast. All of our earlier podcasts in your favourite pod hosts might be discovered right here.

Be sure you try our Masters in Enterprise subsequent week with Steve Case, founding father of America On Line (AOL), founding father of vc agency Revolution and writer of The Rise of the Relaxation: How Entrepreneurs in Stunning Locations are Constructing the New American Dream.



Albert Wenger Authored E book

The World After Capital: Financial Freedom, Info Freedom and Psychological Freedom by Albert Wenger


Albert Wenger’s Favourite Books

The Starting of Infinity: Explanations That Remodel the World by David Deutsch

Maybe the Stars by Ada Palmer

The Ministry for the Future: by Kim Stanley Robinson


Books Barry Talked about

Pop!: Why Bubbles Are Nice For The Financial system by Daniel Gross


The way to Invent Every part: A Survival Information for the Stranded Time Traveler by Ryan North

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