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New York native Rebecca Kaden is a partner at Union Square Ventures. The Harvard grad and Stanford MBA began her career as a journalist for the Economist. She joined the venture world at Maveron, the consumer only early-stage firm out on the west coast, after completing her MBA. Spending five years at Maveron, Kaden sourced or led investments in several companies including Allbirds, Newsle, Periscope, Earnest, Dia & Co, and WayUp.
In 2017, wanting to return back to her New York roots, Kaden joined Union Square Ventures as its first female partner. At USV, Kaden has already led the firm's investments in personal investment app Stash and Modern Fertility. The firm earlier in 2019 closed two funds ñ a $190M main fund and a $238M fund for growth stage opportunities.
Extremely active in the community, Kaden is a frequent speaker on the consumer space and spearheaded the launch of Female Founders Office Hours in New York with NEA's Dayna Grayson. The office hours are open to female founders that are looking for fundraising tips, advice, mentorship, and support through one-on-time with leading VCs and female founders in the city.