Experts, Hiring & Talent

Seed-Stage Startups: Beware the “Stickiness Squeeze”

This post originally appeared on Medium and has been reproduced with permission. NextView is also an investor in thredUP. There’s a lot of negativity out there. From the public markets to the private markets, everyone is feeling valuations and optimism contract.


Hiring & Talent

Startup Founders’ Favorite Interview Questions to Judge Early Team Fit

At seed-stage startups, especially companies with well-networked founders and investors, finding applicants who can do a job on paper is not overly difficult. The true challenge is to find candidates who will mesh into a small, budding team and culture. As a result, the interview process during the seed stage can feel a bit more meandering to the hiring manager — who is most likely the […]




Hiring & Talent

The Long Arc of Startup Teams: How Founders’ Approach to Talent Evolves

Basketball or football?  I realize sports analogies for startups can feel trite, but as you think about the different phases of team-building in a startup, this one is actually pretty spot on. Your recruiting strategy should be adapted to a few distinct phases just as the approaches to building different kinds of sports teams varies. Below, I […]




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Exploring the NextView Platform? Start Here

One of the best and most positive movements proliferating around the tech community is what Product Hunt founder and CEO Ryan Hoover calls “building in public.” Because of both lean startup principles and a thriving community of pay-it-forward individuals, we can all now build a little, learn a little, and then repeat. You’re able to […]


Hiring & Talent, Podcast, Startup Stories, Traction Podcast

Why This Startup Teaches Everyone to Code [Traction #10: Vin Vacanti]

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 LinkedIn, DraftKings, General Assembly, The Muse, Behance, InsightSquared, and more have appeared on the show. Subscribe on […]


Hiring & Talent

Startups Should Be Responsible for Explaining Equity to New Employees

When someone goes to work for a larger corporation or public company, the compensation package generally includes an annual salary, a performance bonus or commission plan, 401(k), and health insurance. When someone goes to work for an early startup, the compensation package general includes an annual salary, health insurance, and, instead of fixed-cost performance upside, […]