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How Various Types of Startup Investors Affect Your Seed & Series A

One question that I’m often asked is, “How should I think about the composition of my seed round?” In other words, how many investors and what type (angels, seed funds, larger funds, etc.) make an ideal seed fundraise? (more…)

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  August 20th, 2014
  

Understanding Different Types of Angel Investors

We at NextView Ventures invest exclusively in a startup’s seed-stage round, meaning that many if not most of our deals are made alongside individual angel investors. These angels, however, come in many different shapes and sizes. (more…)

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  August 13th, 2014
  

Values Build Startup Culture: A Founder’s Take on Getting Started

This is a guest post from Ben Rubin, co-founder and CEO of Change Collective, which offers courses for behavior change with world-class experts.

For seed-stage startups, when resources are tight, trying to consciously build startup culture can feel wasteful. Below, Ben makes the case for why defining values is actually a worthwhile exercise, and he outlines his startup’s approach. (more…)

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  August 5th, 2014
  

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Our Recent Seed-Stage VC Investments

Two weeks ago, my partners and I here at NextView Ventures announced our second fund.  And since we will continue to look proactively at new seed-stage tech startups over the next few years, the question becomes: What, then, will these companies look like? (more…)

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  July 31st, 2014
  

Free Templates for Great Startup Board Decks, Direct from VCs

One of the most common questions we receive from founders here at NextView Ventures is whether we can share examples of great board decks. As it turns out, drafting your board deck or your investor update can be especially tricky for seed-stage startups (which is our entire investment focus) given the lack of resources, lack of available data, and even just the lack of time that the company has been in existence. So today, as part of our seed-focused platform of resources, we’re excited to launch these free templates for creating great startup board decks. (more…)

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  July 29th, 2014
  

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