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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.

Airbnb’s public S-1 dropped Monday afternoon. One of the most highly anticipated startup IPOs of recent years, we now get a peek inside Airbnb’s business. You can read various articles out there which will give you the cursory facts about […]

Lee Hower
November 18, 2020 · 7  min.

One important tactical decision when fundraising is determining the size of “the ask”. Sizing the ask incorrectly is one of the things I see founders get wrong most often, and it ends up having a meaningful impact to the fundraising […]

Rob Go
November 18, 2020 · 3  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.