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A number of blog posts recently have mentioned this, but we seem to be experiencing a rise in repeat founders starting new businesses and raising seed capital. We’re also seeing a wave of folks who were not founders, but were […]

Rob Go
May 14, 2019 · 5  min.

Chewy has rapidly grown from a startup to a multi-billion commerce company, establishing itself as the leader in pet e-commerce. Chewy sells tens of thousands of products from many 3rd party brands, as well as its own private label brands […]

Lee Hower
June 13, 2019 · 7  min.

As I like to say, fundraising tends to move slow until it moves fast. It feels like a bit of a grind in the early and mid stages of a process, but in a successful fundraise, things tend to heat […]

Rob Go
June 11, 2019 · 5  min.

Two phrases that often come up in our internal discussion is around value creation and value capture. I think of this on three levels. Does a company’s product/service create value? Is the value jaw dropping? Are customer so excited about […]

Rob Go
June 6, 2019 · 2  min.

As the seed stage that atomized and series A rounds have become larger and more traction based, the paths to series A have changed. The baseline path to series A has tends to look something like this: Raise $0 — $500K in […]

Rob Go
June 6, 2019 · 5  min.

As you might suspect, we talk a lot about entrepreneurs around the NextView offices, which bring us to this week’s installment of our Friday Fun-ism series.  Our investment team here frequently actively discusses what qualities make a founder a top .01% of […]

David Beisel
May 31, 2019 · 2  min.

Many of us in the seed stage ecosystem have noticed a shift in the way seed rounds are coming together. Historically, seed rounds were syndicated among several different firms. Early seed funds and super-angels typically wrote $250-$500K checks, and rounds […]

Rob Go
May 29, 2019 · 6  min.

An inevitable question that founders face is “how is your product different?” Whether it’s asked explicitly or not, most investors that you speak to have probably seen or heard of a company that does something pretty similar to yours. So […]

Rob Go
May 24, 2019 · 2  min.

Venture capital firms all have different practices on how they make decisions for new investment decisions.  The number of investors in the firm, its style & approach, and the specific criteria for new investments yields vastly different processes (or sometimes lack […]

David Beisel
May 20, 2019 · 4  min.

“Friday Fun-isms” are a collection of phrases and sayings that we often say internally at NextView or with the founders we work with. These posts aren’t meant to be super detailed, but a bit of a peak into our thinking and hopefully a reflection of something interesting or helpful.

David Beisel
May 17, 2019 · 2  min.

Slack dropped their S-1 a couple weeks ago. Even before that, we all knew that it was among the most rapidly growing SaaS companies in recent years and a product used (and loved) by millions of people. But now we […]

Lee Hower
May 16, 2019 · 6  min.