David Beisel

David Beisel is a co-founder and Partner at NextView Ventures. He has been focused on early stage Internet startups his entire career, both as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. As an investor in the digital media space, David was most recently a Vice President at Venrock and previously a Principal at Masthead Venture Partners. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, David co-founded Sombasa Media, an e-mail marketing company best known for its flagship product BargainDog. Sombasa was successfully acquired by About.com where David served as Vice President of Marketing. David holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an AB in Economics, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Duke University. He also founded and leads the Boston Innovators Group, an organization which holds quarterly entrepreneur events drawing a thousand attendees.

Fundraising

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?



Fundraising

How to Evaluate Investors for a Seed VC Syndicate

When raising a round of seed venture capital, founders often focus the bulk of their time and energy on securing meetings and nailing their pitches — and rightfully so. It’s absolutely critical to secure that first interested party in order to more easily convince other investors to join and complete your round of funding. But […]