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How to Build a Great Product Before Hiring Your First PM

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 product development correctly is incredibly important in the earliest days and can make or break your […]


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Advice On How To Make Your First Analytics Hire

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 our Analytics & Data Science team (I know enough SQL to be dangerous), I have […]


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If CAC is the New Rent, How should You Operate Differently?

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 and reduced margin. Now in 2018, I believe that digitally-native brands should actually develop a holistic […]


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Meet Our Newest Investment: Properly

A home is arguably the most important asset both financially and emotionally for a family. As a result, the unnecessarily complex and manual process one experiences today with traditional real estate brokers and agents can cause selling that home to be an emotional and stressful experience. Today, it takes an average of 72 days to […]


Hiring & Talent, Portfolio, Resources

Highlights from NextView’s inaugural Hiring Bootcamp

Last week, we hosted our very first portfolio-only Hiring Bootcamp in NYC, led by NextView’s talent advisor Kristen Caldwell. We launched the Hiring Bootcamp to equip portfolio founders and hiring managers with the best practices around building a hiring machine, so they can maximize their chances of getting the best talent into the door efficiently. […]


Hiring & Talent, Portfolio, Resources

Introducing Our New Talent Advisor & Hiring Bootcamp

At the seed stage, hiring great people is one of the most important things to get right. Without the right team in place, it’s much harder to build great products, find customers, and not run out of money in the process. When I came to NextView, this is also the pillar of our Platform programming […]