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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 Web Innovators Group, an organization which holds quarterly entrepreneur events drawing a thousand attendees.
Rob is a co-founder and Partner at NextView Ventures. He tries to spend as much time as possible working with entrepreneurs to develop products that solve important problems for everyday people.
Prior to founding NextView, Rob was at Spark Capital and focused on early stage investments in consumer web and mobile. Before joining Spark Capital, Rob worked at Ebay as the Business Product Lead for “Finding”. In this role, he oversaw the launch of major products that enhanced the search, browse, and product discovery experience for tens of millions of users.
Previously, Rob was a consultant at The Parthenon Group and also held product management roles at Fidelity Investments and BzzAgent (acquired by Dunnhumby).
Rob attended Duke University and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is also a founding board member of Highrock Church in Brookline, MA. He lives in Lexington, MA with his wife and 2 daughters.
Lee Hower is a co-founder and Partner at NextView Ventures. He has spent his entire career as an entrepreneur and investor in early-stage software and internet startups.
Lee started his career as an early employee of PayPal in product and business development roles, through the company’s 2002 IPO and sale to eBay. After PayPal, Lee was a co-founder of LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) and served as head of corporate development.
Lee began his VC career as a Principal at PJC, a Boston-based early-stage VC firm, where he helped to build the firm’s internet investment practice. At PJC Lee led investments in Multiply (acq. by Naspers) and FanIQ (acq. by Datran Media), and was actively involved in the firm’s investment in Sittercity.
Lee graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Management & Technology program, with a BAS in Systems Engineering and a BS Economics from the Wharton School. He was selected as Wharton’s Commencement Speaker. He lives with his wife and small daughter and splits his time between Boston and San Francisco.
Tim is the New York-based Principal at NextView Ventures. Tim wakes up everyday hoping to meet, work with and write about seed stage startups and the entrepreneurs behind them.
Tim began his career at Betaworks, working in a variety of roles for the Betaworks’ seed fund and studio. From Betaworks, Tim joined Bitly as one of the first employees and became the Director of Business Development and Sales. After Bitly, Tim became COO of Epic Magazine and an EIR at Red Sea Ventures. A graduate of Wesleyan University where he majored in English – Creative Writing with a certificate in International Relations, Tim helped launch Digital Wes, an alumni-student organization that helps undergrads find jobs at startup. Tim’s first foray into entrepreneurship was starting an environmental non-profit in college called Birthright Earth.
Tim was born in London, grew up in Washington D.C. and now lives in Brooklyn with his dog Calypso.
Ginny MineoDirector of Platform
Ginny Mineo is the Director of Platform at NextView Ventures. She leads strategic internal and external initiatives designed to help support NextView portfolio companies, as well as the broader startup community.
Prior to NextView, Ginny helped lead HubSpot’s content team. In her four years at the company, she built the strategy and team responsible for growing some of HubSpot’s established and emerging content channels, including their Marketing blog, podcast, and Medium publication. Before HubSpot, Ginny was a marketing manager at Shareaholic, a NextView portfolio company.
Ginny graduated from Boston University with a BA and BS in Communication and Psychology. She lives in Somerville, MA with her husband and her cat, Peanut.