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Welcome to the first installment of the NextView Ventures Early Stage Startup Guides. Over the years, we’ve worked with, and talked to thousands of founders just starting out. Every stage of building a company comes with a certain set of […]

NextView
September 30, 2020 · 2  min.

Since the inception of NextView, we’ve had a reasonably even distribution between backing first time founders and founders who had started a company with success in the past. I’d say our proportions are roughly 1/3 early career first time founder, […]

Rob Go
October 22, 2020 · 4  min.

We are pleased to announce that Leah Fessler has joined the investment team at NextView based in our New York office.  For those of you who don’t know Leah, her career has spanned across journalism, operating at early-stage startups, venture […]

Melody Koh
October 14, 2020 · 1  min.

One thing I strongly believe is that founders should drive the agenda of a fundraising meeting. This is something that is easy to do, but only happens a minority of the time. What does it mean to not drive the […]

Rob Go
October 13, 2020 · 2  min.

After building NextView for almost 10 years now, I’ve been having more conversations recently with first time managers looking for some tactical advice. Raising one’s first fund is hard, and there are always a plethora of voices that will tell […]

Rob Go
September 23, 2020 · 4  min.

A few weeks ago, I published a post on how we make decisions and vote at NextView. Usually when we record our votes, we also score each company based on five attributes. This isn’t used as a “scorecard” where companies […]

Rob Go
September 16, 2020 · 4  min.

There are many traits and habits that successful entrepreneurs, especially repeat ones, display. Most of them are correlated to, but don’t directly cause success. And so they’re typically not necessary, nor sufficient conditions, to being or even becoming an exceptional […]

David Beisel
September 10, 2020 · 2  min.

So many Americans act as caregivers for a loved one. 44 million people spend a substantial amount of their time assisting a chronically ill, disabled, or aging person.  Nearly all caregivers are inexperienced family members who lack formal training and […]

David Beisel
September 2, 2020 · 2  min.

As summer moves into fall there is always a surge in new investment activity. This year will likely be even more pronounced since many companies delayed seeking funding during the beginning of the pandemic, and are now thinking about approaching […]

Rob Go
August 5, 2020 · 3  min.

When you are introducing your company to a VC for the first time, their brains are scrambling to try to form as much of an opinion as possible in a short amount of time. Many different details leave some sort […]

Rob Go
July 29, 2020 · 3  min.