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As you may know, NextView now has a thematic investing focus on the redesign of the Everyday Economy. We’ve shared our thoughts on how the internet and associated digital technologies are creating massive shifts in home, apparel, and other categories. Next up […]

Lee Hower
December 7, 2017 · 5  min.

What will the future hold? It’s a question every VC asks themselves and the entrepreneurs they invest in. Some conclude that certain sectors or technologies — like AI, blockchain, VR — will define the next decade. Others take bets on […]

Lee Hower
August 2, 2017 · 7  min.

In recent years we’ve seen more and more corporations become more active or establish strategic VC arms.  When there are many waves of innovation (AI/ML, voice, IoT, genomics, autonomous vehicles, blockchain, etc) propagating across many industries, it’s natural for corporations […]

Lee Hower
January 11, 2017 · 4  min.

Editor’s note: The NextView team periodically holds internal “shootarounds,” where we discuss a startup topic or trend and try to make sense of it for everyone involved: entrepreneurs, investors, and consumers. We’ve decided to share these publicly. Below is a […]

Lee Hower
November 17, 2016 · 8  min.

Many folks have discussed the role and value a board of directors can bring to a startup, even very early in the company’s lifecycle. The purpose of a board is not simply to be the founders’ friend, it is to […]

Lee Hower
May 18, 2016 · 4  min.

Basketball or football?  I realize sports analogies for startups can feel trite, but as you think about the different phases of team-building in a startup, this one is actually pretty spot on. Your recruiting strategy should be adapted to a few distinct […]

Lee Hower
January 5, 2016 · 5  min.

At NextView, we’ve long had a set of ethos or guiding principles behind all we do, which includes internal work as a team, external work as investors, and the lens through which we view seed-stage startups and their founding teams. The ethos we mention […]

Lee Hower
October 7, 2015 · 6  min.

I’ve observed what may be an emerging trend, at least in some startups, that I find somewhat unsettling.

Lee Hower
June 17, 2015 · 5  min.

Startups and their founders who claim to be in “stealth mode” prior to launch are such a commonplace part of the startup ecosystem that it might seem odd to question its merits. But it’s important to address this head on and […]

Lee Hower
June 11, 2015 · 3  min.

There’s a saying among VCs that the first board meeting after a new round of funding is when the skeletons come out of the closet.

Lee Hower
May 5, 2015 · 3  min.