We help founders

give their
transformative internet businesses

THE BEST POSSIBLE START

Investments

   

Team

Entrepreneur Advisors
Wayfair Niraj Shah &
Steven Conine
Founders of Wayfair
DataXu Mike Baker CEO of DataXu
Graph Effect Stephano Kim President of AHA Life
Co-Founder of Blackboard
Performable David Cancel Chief Product Officer of HubSpot
Founder of Compete
Visible Measures Brian Shin Founder of Visible Measures

Our Approach: Be Great at One Thing

Seed

Exclusively Seed

We don’t merely dabble in early-stage investments. We also don’t spray and pray. And we don’t get distracted by other stages of growth. We offer only one great product – a highly engaged seed investment – and we aim to be the best at what we do.

Risk

Early Risk + Ambition

We are obsessed with the genesis stages of tech innovation, when entrepreneurs survive on grit, determination, and boldness of mission. As seed investors, we crave raw, early, and ambitious ideas, and we share the risk appetites of our founders.

Platform

Finely-Tuned Platform

We're completely tuned to the needs of our founders. Each partner invests in only a few companies each year, and we concentrate our efforts on the early formative years of a company. We also offer a platform of resources and access to scale that support.

Investment Model

Volume We invest in only a handful of companies per partner per year where we have the highest conviction and tightest alignment with founders. This allows us to provide as much support as possible in those critical early stages of growth.
Amount Our investments range from $250K to $1M in seed financings, with the total round usually between a few hundred thousand to a couple million dollars.
Sectors We focus on internet and mobile-enabled innovation. Half of our investments are consumer-facing (commerce, marketplaces, consumer services, etc.) and half are business-facing (SaaS apps, marketing and ad tech, enabling platform technologies, etc.)
Geography We invest in the best opportunities regardless of geography, but as hands-on investors we primarily focus on the US east coast. We believe in being meaningful contributors and partners during the seed stage.
Partnerships Each partner often takes a board director or observer seat for their respective investments during the first 18-24 months of a company’s evolution, where we feel we can have the biggest impact. But every portfolio company has access to the entire NextView team, as all partners share equal ownership in the firm.
Follow-On Unlike some seed-stage investors, we have capital for follow-on rounds beyond our initial seed investment. We concentrate the majority of our capital in a company’s early rounds of funding to most closely align with founders.

Contact

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We are located at 179 Lincoln St, steps away from South Station and Boston's Innovation District.
(Main entrance on the Greenway/Surface Rd)
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