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Block is Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, TBD, and other foundational teams. It is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment.


  • Founded 2009
  • Partnered 2011
  • IPO 2015

Why we invested

Bootstrapped by Jack, Square (now Block) had a vision to allow anyone with an iPhone to become a merchant. Part hardware, part app, the mobile payments product was originally called Squirrel because of its resemblance to an acorn. A demo in which we saw Square in action (and in which we were charged $3.00) gave us a glimpse into the platform’s transformative power.