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Actions always speak louder than words.  And if you can glean the motivations behind those actions, it can tell you even more about situation.  One of the questions which we often ask out loud at NextView is if a person […]

David Beisel
August 16, 2019 · 2  min.

Pattern Brands is and will be an exceptional company. It’s completely unique and so special across a number of dimensions, which is why my partners and I just had to be part of its story. Not your ordinary startup, Pattern […]

David Beisel
August 6, 2019 · 2  min.
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The bulk of written guidance for VC fundraising meetings is centered on the very first meeting: how to get it, how to prepare a pitch deck, how to run the meeting, etc. But then the tactical advice stops.  What about the rest of […]

David Beisel
July 23, 2019 · 5  min.

Like other investors, we at NextView have a number of frameworks which we use to evaluate decisions on making new investments.  All early stage venture firms essentially look at some weighting of team, market, product, and traction.  In the past, we’ve created and […]

David Beisel
July 19, 2019 · 2  min.

It’s extremely rare that a startup begins with just one person.  Less than 5% of all NextView portfolio companies began with a sole co-founder, as opposed to a founding team.  And while there is something special about the initial group […]

David Beisel
July 8, 2019 · 4  min.

NextView Ventures has been around now for nearly a decade, having invested in over eighty seed stage companies along the way.  On top of that, all four partners here spent meaningful time at other venture firms previously in our careers.  […]

David Beisel
June 21, 2019 · 2  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.

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.