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*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.

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 […]

Melody Koh
October 31, 2018 · 2  min.

We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. — Bill Gates In some sense, VCs are in the profession of predicting the future. However, […]

Melody Koh
July 19, 2018 · 6  min.

One day while I was walking back to the NextView NYC office with my lunch in hand, and I noticed that I was in an especially good mood thanks to MealPal (a NextView portfolio company). I was able to skip the rush-hour […]

Melody Koh
June 13, 2018 · 4  min.

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, […]

Melody Koh
June 5, 2018 · 4  min.