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In a period of uncertainty, the easiest thing to do as a VC is to be paralyzed by fear and do nothing.  We can stay busy by expending time and effort supporting the existing portfolio, which is the right thing […]

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April 27, 2020 · 5  min.

After operating quietly for the past year, our portfolio company Jumbo made a couple big announcements yesterday, including the launch of Jumbo 2 as well as their $8M series A financing led by Balderton Capital. We were proud to be […]

Rob Go
June 24, 2020 · 2  min.

“Be formless, shapeless, like water.” – Bruce Lee   I was on a pitch video call the other day when the founder asked me what the guiding principle for product was at Blue Apron when I was leading the team […]

Melody Koh
June 23, 2020 · 3  min.

We’re in a global pandemic.  The simple truth is that all venture capitalists have told their portfolio Founder/CEOs that if they don’t absolutely need to raise capital now that they shouldn’t be out there attempting to do so.  Wait.  Wait […]

David Beisel
June 16, 2020 · 3  min.

It’s early into the launch of our 100% virtual NextView Everyday Economy accelerator, but indications point to early success.  First, we were pleasantly overwhelmed with submissions over the past few weeks since we opened up applications.  The NextView team enjoyed […]

David Beisel
June 10, 2020 · 5  min.

Advances in technology and changing consumer preferences have long been transforming the way food is created, distributed, and consumed. Now, as COVID-19 revolutionizes much of what was “normal” before March, several trends in foodtech are experiencing tailwinds. We can’t dine […]

Elyse Propis
May 28, 2020 · 6  min.

Fundraising for startups is a mix of selling both promise and reality.  In some respects, one of the often non-intuitive privileges of a seed stage fundraising process is that the company is so new.  There isn’t much history, much reality, […]

David Beisel
May 21, 2020 · 3  min.

Remote work has been a topic of discussion for many businesses in recent years, but little did we know that we were about to put all our hypotheses and reservations to the test. Since social distancing orders have been put […]

Nicole Sievers
May 14, 2020 · 6  min.

Today, Monument announced the launch of their virtual programs for people looking to change their relationship with alcohol. You can read more about the company here and see their segment on GMA from a few weeks ago here. Our mantra […]

Rob Go
May 11, 2020 · 2  min.

We’ve been pretty blown away by the initial response to our Everyday Economy Virtual Accelerator that we announced two weeks ago.  Both the volume and the quality of submissions have far exceeded our expectations, and we are starting to schedule […]

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May 5, 2020 · 2  min.

In one’s everyday life, “work” is certainly one of the most important activities that occupies up to half (if not more) of the available hours of a day. Your line of work not only impacts how you go about your […]

Melody Koh
April 27, 2020 · 3  min.