Filter Blog Posts
  • Categories

  • Authors

NextView Blog

Let’s build the future that we want to live in.

NextView Blog: 

Let’s build the future that we want to live in.

Filtered Posts

Last week, one of our most recent portfolio companies, Ten Little, came out of stealth and announced its public launch.  Ten Little was started by Fatma Collins and Julie Rogers, a platform that aims to make finding the perfect fit […]

Melody Koh
February 24, 2020 · 3  min.

In general, VC decision-making can feel like a black box, which can be frustrating for founders who are trying to manage their fundraising process and timeline. It usually involves many meetings over the course of weeks (if not months) with […]

Melody Koh
February 5, 2020 · 3  min.

About a year ago, my partner David Beisel talked about how seed fundraising is no longer a local game, and that the best entrepreneurs seek out the best investors for them outside of their home market. That being said, it’s […]

Melody Koh
January 7, 2020 · 4  min.

Student loan is a generational crisis – there are 45 million borrowers in the U.S. on the hook for $1.6 trillion in student loan debt, tripled in the last 10 years. When we think about money in the context of […]

Melody Koh
September 26, 2019 · 2  min.

*This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here*   […]

Melody Koh
September 18, 2019 · 3  min.

One of the key conversations that happens during NextView’s evaluation of an investment is the “debrief” after the partner meeting, where the entire partnership gets the opportunity to interact with the founding team and dive deeper into the business.  During […]

Melody Koh
August 30, 2019 · 1  min.

*Disclaimer – although the above baby is very cute, I can’t take credit for making him*   When my husband and I welcomed our newborn son to the world this April, it was probably the most exciting and magical moments […]

Melody Koh
July 31, 2019 · 4  min.

  Most startups don’t have the luxury of hiring an experienced PM early in their journey. Many founders have to turn to brute force to figure it out, even when they themselves don’t have practitioner product management experience. However, managing […]

Melody Koh
February 27, 2019 · 4  min.

Recently, I’ve been working with a few of our portfolio companies to help them think about how to recruit and interview their first analytics hire. As the former Head of Product at Blue Apron where I also built and led […]

Melody Koh
February 27, 2019 · 5  min.

Five to ten years ago, it was thought that digitally-native brands and e-commerce retailers had a distinct cost advantage because they didn’t have to pay for legacy physical infrastructure (e.g. storefronts with long-term lease commitments), which represents high fixed costs […]

Melody Koh
December 6, 2018 · 4  min.