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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.

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.

It is the one message-space on your phone that you always pay attention to: SMS text messages. Not just “messaging” broadly, as there are numerous apps where people send and receive communications & messages.  Couple that noise with the flurry […]

David Beisel
April 24, 2019 · 4  min.

At the earliest stages, a startup Founder/CEO is typically the star of the show. She or he is often the one who brings the early team together. Even with a full founding team plus early integral employees, the responsibility of […]

David Beisel
March 21, 2019 · 3  min.

Exploring The Everyday is an interview series exploring interesting individuals or companies who are trying to make an impact on the lives of everyday people.  At the core of the Everyday Economy is people and their needs. One need that is […]

David Beisel
February 27, 2019 · 8  min.

What? Another d2c gourmet pet food company? Another full-stack short-termrentals startup? Another affinity-based co-working space? It seems as though in many categories, especially in consumer internet space, a handful of startups pursuing quite similar or even apparently identical ideas launch within months of each other. What’s going on […]

David Beisel
December 6, 2018 · 3  min.

Five years ago, as the mania around seed fundings was accelerating, Founders were very eager to announce their seed round to the world. It marks the beginning of the journey with hard work & the real business success to be […]

David Beisel
December 6, 2018 · 4  min.

I once had a VC mentor (only) half tongue-in-cheek tell me that “all investment diligence is merely an exercise in confirming what you have already decided during the initial pitch.” Diligence validates your gut to invest or (hopefully quickly) kills […]

David Beisel
December 6, 2018 · 2  min.

Rob, Lee, Melody and I are all very pleased to announce that Nicole Sievers has joined the NextView team as Platform Associate.  Nicole most recently comes to us from SmartBear Software, where she was responsible for the launch and marketing […]

David Beisel
September 18, 2018 · 2  min.