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When I first joined NextView, I was immediately drawn the talent pillar of our Platform. Hiring great talent (and doing it efficiently) is something most companies struggle to master, and it’s even more challenging for seed-stage companies. While I was Head of […]

Melody Koh
April 26, 2018 · 4  min.

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 […]

Melody Koh
April 26, 2018 · 2  min.

When it comes to allocating resources, the easiest types of product initiatives to justify and prioritize are those that fulfill the “transactional needs” of a business — a functionality that allows users to do X, or an optimization that makes […]

Melody Koh
March 20, 2018 · 5  min.

When the NextView team works with founders and portfolio companies, we focus on being helpful in the four areas that matter to seed-stage companies: building great products, getting lots of customers, attracting great talent, and not running out of money. One […]

Melody Koh
January 31, 2018 · 4  min.

In my last post, I discussed a framework for deciding to develop talent from within (“Build”) or hire ready-to-go talent from outside (“Buy”) as your company scales. This decision really comes down to prioritizing culture vs. output. For most startups, if […]

Melody Koh
January 9, 2018 · 4  min.

Talent is arguably the most important factor for any company’s success. It’s especially important to have the right people in place at the earliest stage of the company — as your company grows, the impact of these early-stage hires grows, […]

Melody Koh
December 12, 2017 · 4  min.

Being at an early-stage startup is a bit like being in grade school — but in this version, you have to skip a grade every 6 months and still get all As. You learn quickly because you have to. And while you manage […]

Melody Koh
November 14, 2017 · 7  min.