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How Many VCs Should You Pitch for Series A? Actual Funnels Visualized

One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in the 10 months since joining NextView is just how many exceptions there are to almost every “rule” in early-stage entrepreneurship. (more…)

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  January 22nd, 2015
  

Not Every Startup Is “Killing It” (How to Speak Up During Tough Times)

The startup ecosystem is often full of hyperbole, which is perfectly understandable when you think about it. (more…)

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  January 20th, 2015
  

Startups: Here’s How to Brainstorm Better, According to Science

Seed-stage startups lack a history of proof but offer plenty of promise. (more…)

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  January 15th, 2015
  

Should Seed-Stage VCs Pay Up for Great Teams or Great Traction?

“As a seed-stage investor, should you pay up for team or traction?” I posed this question on Twitter in December and got a bunch of different opinions. (more…)

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  January 13th, 2015
  

Should Startups Blog? An Essay (with Data) to Decide Once and For All

Visit a startup’s website, and you’ll eventually drift towards a few standard links, from About to Team to Contact. But among those options, appearing on almost every site, is one link that simply doesn’t belong with the rest: “Blog.” (more…)

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  January 8th, 2015
  

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