Albert Wenger


Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures; author, World After Capital



Albert Wenger is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures (USV), a "thesis-driven" early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing in disruptive networks and known not only as influential force behind New York's Silicon Alley startup scene but also its thought leadership on the digital economy. USV's portfolio companies include Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, Etsy, Kickstarter, Firebase, Behance, MongoDB, and Shapeways.

Before joining USV, Albert was the president of through the company’s sale to Yahoo and an angel investor (Etsy, Tumblr). He previously founded or co-founded several companies, including a management consulting firm and an early data analytics company.

In his book, World After Capital, Albert describes the shift to a Knowledge Age — and its implications not only for businesses but all of us.