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NextView Investment Themes: A Search for Authenticity

At NextView, we’ve long had a set of ethos or guiding principles behind all we do, which includes internal work as a team, external work as investors, and the lens through which we view seed-stage startups and their founding teams. The ethos we mention most often is authenticity — we firmly believe that the best companies are borne out of authentic passions, experiences, and relationships. (more…)

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  October 7th, 2015

Mattermark’s Clever Origin Story & Why Their CEO Loves Arguing with VCs [Traction #11]

The NextView podcast Traction explores all the clever, creative, and atypical things entrepreneurs do to make initial progress against the odds. If startups should do things that “don’t scale,” then this podcast asks a simple question: What ARE those things? Past episodes include stories from founders of LinkedInDraftKingsGeneral Assembly, The MuseBehanceInsightSquared, and more. Subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Stitcher. (more…)

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  September 23rd, 2015

The VC Meeting Map: What to Expect After a Successful First Pitch

Nearly all of the guidance for meetings with VCs is centered on the very first meeting: how to get it, how to prepare a pitch deckhow to run the meeting, etc. But then the tactical advice stops. What about the rest of the VC fundraising process? How should an entrepreneur approach the full set of meetings and emails during a fundraise? (more…)

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  September 9th, 2015

Why This Startup Teaches Everyone to Code + a Framework to Find a CTO

Traction is a biweekly podcast where founders share the creative or unusual things they did during the seed stage to make early progress. Everyone knows startups should do scrappy things that “don’t scale” — this show explores what those things actually are. Founders from LinkedInDraftKingsGeneral Assembly, The MuseBehance, InsightSquared, and more have appeared on the show. Subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Stitcher. (more…)

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  September 3rd, 2015

City Made: Why NYC Is A Great Place To Be An Entrepreneur

New York City is a tremendous place to be an entrepreneur. (more…)

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  September 1st, 2015

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