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.


Product & Design

What Are the Benefits of Stealth Mode for Startups, Really?

Startups and their founders who claim to be in “stealth mode” prior to launch are such a commonplace part of the startup ecosystem that it might seem odd to question its merits. But it’s important to address this head on and ask: What are the benefits of stealth mode for startups, really? 


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 […]






Product & Design

A Startup CTO’s Take on Early Technology Choices & Tradeoffs

Isaac Cambron is co-founder and CTO of Zensight.co, whose pre-launch product enables sales reps to find and use their best content to close more deals. Below, he answers questions about developing products from scratch, as well as the difficult technology choices and tradeoffs CTOs must make.