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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
  

How to Control Content Marketing Better Than Neo Controlled The Matrix

Just for a minute, think back to the movie The Matrix. (Don’t worry, I mean the first one, not the so-so sequel or the can’t-believe-I-paid-for-this third). (more…)

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  July 24th, 2014
  

Boston’s Product Managers on Feature Prioritization & Internal Strife

Every few weeks, as part of our platform of startup resources, NextView Ventures hosts a Product Manager Breakfast. In organizing this recurring series, we aim to bring together top product leadership to discuss their craft in an informal, intimate setting. The following is a summary of the most recent topic discussed. (more…)

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  July 22nd, 2014
  

Announcing NextView II: Our 2nd Seed-Focused Venture Capital Fund

Editor’s note: This post was originally published to NextView Ventures co-founder and partner Rob Go’s blog. Find it here.

On behalf of our team at NextView, I’m very pleased to announce that we have just closed our second fund.  NextView Ventures II is $40M, twice the size of our first fund, and we continue to be exclusively focused on seed-stage companies pursuing internet-enabled innovation. (more…)

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  July 17th, 2014
  

58,000 Retweets Later: The Story of Dropbox’s Most Successful Tweet

This is a guest post from Ivan Kirigin, CEO of YesGraph and formerly product and growth at Dropbox and Facebook. While a lot of effort has gone into building Dropbox’s Twitter following and marketing machine over the years, Ivan was kind enough to share a quick summary of one campaign that was particularly successful, generating over 58,000 retweets. (more…)

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  July 15th, 2014
  

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