|Nationality||German and American|
|Education||Harvard University (BA) and MIT (PhD)|
|Occupation||Managing partner at Union Square Ventures|
|Known for||Venture capital|
Albert Wenger is a German-American businessman and venture capitalist. Wenger is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures, a New York City-based venture capital firm with investments in companies such as Twilio, Etsy, Firebase, Behance, and MongoDB.
Early life and education
Wenger won the German national computer science organization when he was 18. Wenger earned his PhD in Information Technology from the MIT in 1999 under the supervision of Erik Brynjolfsson and Bengt Holmström.
Albert Wenger joined Union Square Ventures as a venture partner in 2006 following the sale of Delicious to Yahoo in 2005 where he had been the president. He led USV's investment in Etsy, where he was also a personal angel investor. He became a General Partner in 2008 and a Managing Partner in 2017. Notable investments include Series A rounds in Etsy (IPO 2015), Twilio (IPO 2016), MongoDB (IPO 2017) as well as Behance (acquired by Adobe) and Firebase (acquired by Google).
Wenger and his wife Susan Danziger have several children together. Their son works as a fashion designer in New York.
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