Final week we held USV’s annual Portfolio Summit right here in NYC. Yearly we invite the leaders of our portfolio firms to come back to NYC and spend a few days with us and one another. Nevertheless, we weren’t in a position to do this in 2020 and 2021 so this was our first Portfolio Summit since 2019.
Within the three years which have handed since our final summit, we roughly doubled the scale of our portfolio, including 65 new investments. That’s 65 founders and leaders that had not been to a USV Summit, and in some instances, we had not met them in individual.
This can be a picture of parents arriving on the primary day and settling in:
There’s nothing notably fascinating about that picture. Most of us have been to those kinds of enterprise affairs numerous occasions. Besides that now we have not been capable of do it for the final two years.
I’ve all the time felt like our two-day Portfolio Summit is my favourite work occasion of the 12 months. And I had not realized how a lot I had missed it. It’s so nice to see everybody collectively in individual, sharing experiences and concepts with one another and constructing relationships.
We discovered some new methods during the last two years. These of us who work in VC and startups can work remotely and get most the whole lot we’d like accomplished. However now we have to recollect the ability of being collectively and do extra of it. It actually makes a distinction.