Podcast, Product & Design, Traction Podcast

How Hardware Startups Gain Initial Traction [Episode #14: Ben Einstein]

The NextView podcast Traction explores 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 LinkedIn, DraftKings, General Assembly, Mattermark, Duck Duck Go, InsightSquared, and […]



Events & Workshops, Experts, Fundraising, Hiring & Talent, Marketing & Growth, Product & Design, Resources, Startup Stories

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 […]



Podcast, Product & Design, Startup Stories, Traction Podcast

Scott Belsky on How a Paper Product Led to a Digital Business & Creative Movement [Traction Podcast #9]

The NextView podcast Traction shares the incredible stories of the creative and unusual things entrepreneurs did to make initial progress in an important. Listen on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Stitcher. The founding stories of companies like LinkedIn, DraftKings, General Assembly, The Muse,NatureBox, InsightSquared, and more have appeared on the show. New episodes every two weeks.



Accidental VC, Fundraising, Product & Design

Accidental VC: How Much Does Design Matter for Seed-Stage Startups?

Accidental VC is a series of short posts written by me, Jay Acunzo. Though I never planned it, I somehow wound up working in VC as NextView’s VP of platform. As an operator, not an investor, I’m amazed at how many casual, throwaway comments that happen inside a VC’s office would be genuinely useful to entrepreneurs building their […]