Yesterday saw the “wire transfer heard ‘round the world,” as Bryce put it in a tweet. Foursquare did indeed close a Series B financing as has by now been widely reported. My job of writing a blog post about this has been made very easy: Dennis wrote a terrific announcement on the foursquare blog, Ben Horowitz from “A16Z” does a great job in his post of describing why all the investors are excited about Foursquare; and my partner Fred provides a refreshing perspective on the process.
The only thing I want to add is that I was hugely impressed by how much progress foursquare made during this time period. Whether it was negotiating a lease, forming new partnerships or recruiting some amazingly talented people, it appeared as if the company barely took a breather — in a situation that might have completely paralyzed others. That’s a great testament to the strength and conviction of the team.
All of us at USV are thrilled to continue supporting Dennis, Naveen, Harry, Evan, Alex and the rest of team foursquare on their exciting journey.