Fundraising, Marketing & Growth

Answers to 10 Critical Questions for Seed-Stage Startups [SlideShare]

In the last six months, we’ve been asked and answered several key questions about seed-stage startups and raising seed capital.

When we first launched this blog, we considered it a “physical” representation of our mission at NextView: Help founders give their companies the best possible start. All we do is seed — we focus on it, we want to be the best seed partner, and we obsess over helping startups through that first, formative 18-24 month period. So The View From Seed is not for broad, sweeping statements, theoretical ideas, or debating IPO-ready companies. While interesting topics, those don’t align with our mission or your reality as a founder of a seed-stage startup.

Instead, The View From Seed is all about traction. It’s all about the early stage of entrepreneurship, before you raise Series A. So in the months since launching the site, we’ve tried to answer as many big questions as possible sent to us either from our portfolio or from the startup ecosystem more broadly.

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Today, I wanted to look back at some of these questions. Additionally, as the blog has grown, we’ve added subscribers and received new visitors that may have missed these crucial topics. If you’re new here, these are great articles with which to start.

With that, I invite you to browse the following 10 questions and their answers. And if there’s a question we can answer for you on this blog, please leave a comment or contact me directly on Twitter.

Jay Acunzo

Jay Acunzo is an award-winning podcaster and dynamic keynote speaker. The former digital media strategist at Google and head of content marketing at HubSpot, Jay helped build NextView's platform of resources from the ground up. He now serves as the firm's Creative In Residence. His work has been cited in places ranging from Harvard Business School to the Washington Post, Fast Company, and Forbes.