Experts, Product & Design

Hiring Your First Engineer: A Technical Entrepreneur’s Take

How do you build your engineering/dev team from the ground up? There are a few different ways to do it, but unfortunately, none bring a guarantee of success. Let’s make a few assumptions: You are a founder, you have your idea, and you have your money. It is just you. You need to bring in […]


Experts, Product & Design

Startup Shootaround: Making Sense of Voice Technology

Editor’s note: The NextView team periodically holds internal “shootarounds,” where we discuss a startup topic or trend and try to make sense of it for everyone involved: entrepreneurs, investors, and consumers. Below is a lightly edited transcript of our latest shootaround on voice technology.






Podcast, Product & Design, Startup Stories, Traction Podcast

What Is Data Science, Really? Peering Into the Future with Hilary Mason [Traction #15]

What is data science? Hilary Mason is among the very best in the world in answering that question in ways that others understand. That’s because, according to Hilary, one of the three main areas of expertise all great data scientists must possess is the ability to communicate to those who aren’t as mathematically minded.