Fred Wilson

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20, 1961
New York City, NY
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20, 1961 (age 61)
New York City, NY


Venture capitalist and entrepreneur who is best recognized for being the co-founder of Union Square Ventures. He is also known for having founded Flatiron Partners which serves as an investment backing for the brands Alacra, Yoyodyne, and New York Times Digital. 

Before Fame

He earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and later his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He started his carer as an associate and then General partner at Euclid Partners. In 1996, he started Flatiron Partners. 


He is also known for serving as a board member for where he helps connect individuals to classrooms who need financial support. 

Family Life

He married Joanne Wilson who is the author of the Gotham Gal blog. Together they have three children. 

Associated With

He served as a judge during the Michael Bloomberg BigApps competition in NYC.