This morning, we announced that Wesabe raised $4 million in Series A funding in a round led by Union Square Ventures (USV). This is good news not only for our team (yes, we will be moving out of the “office space” above my wife’s clothing store), but also for our members – this means we’re going to speed up the roll-out of new features and make Wesabe even easier to use.
When Marc and I set out to raise our Series A, we expected a long, drawn-out process. It wasn’t, because one of our very first meetings was with USV and things just clicked. There were many reasons we decided to partner with USV, perhaps most importantly: 1) they have a fundamental respect for our members and place a high value on customer service; 2) they challenge us and make us smarter…sometimes the hard way, and 3) we simply like spending time with them.
USV partner Brad Burnham joined our board of directors, and we’re looking forward to his insight and guidance.