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A few weeks ago, I published a post on how we make decisions and vote at NextView. Usually when we record our votes, we also score each company based on five attributes. This isn’t used as a “scorecard” where companies […]

Rob Go
September 16, 2020 · 4  min.

As summer moves into fall there is always a surge in new investment activity. This year will likely be even more pronounced since many companies delayed seeking funding during the beginning of the pandemic, and are now thinking about approaching […]

Rob Go
August 5, 2020 · 3  min.

When you are introducing your company to a VC for the first time, their brains are scrambling to try to form as much of an opinion as possible in a short amount of time. Many different details leave some sort […]

Rob Go
July 29, 2020 · 3  min.

One phrase that I often say is that “traction creates opportunity”. We were talking about this today and realized that I’ve never written a blog post on the topic, although I’ve said it countless times over the years. So here […]

Rob Go
July 22, 2020 · 3  min.

One topic of conversation among VC’s over the last few months is how their portfolios are faring during the Covid pandemic. It occurred to me that the message I’m hearing has been pretty consistent but perhaps non-obvious to those outside […]

Rob Go
July 15, 2020 · 4  min.

I’ve been using the phrase “an explorer’s mind” quite a bit recently to describe the kind of person we are hoping to recruit to join our team at NextView. This idea came up frequently as my partners and I were […]

Rob Go
July 13, 2020 · 1  min.

After operating quietly for the past year, our portfolio company Jumbo made a couple big announcements yesterday, including the launch of Jumbo 2 as well as their $8M series A financing led by Balderton Capital. We were proud to be […]

Rob Go
June 24, 2020 · 2  min.

Today, Monument announced the launch of their virtual programs for people looking to change their relationship with alcohol. You can read more about the company here and see their segment on GMA from a few weeks ago here. Our mantra […]

Rob Go
May 11, 2020 · 2  min.

For the last several years, the early stage investing market was driven largely by the Fear Of Missing Out, AKA FOMO. This led to a number of repercussions that most VC’s have lamented during this time, including higher prices, larger rounds, shoddy due diligence, […]

Rob Go
April 14, 2020 · 5  min.

When a founder is raising money, he/she should expect that any serious investor will conduct some level of due diligence before getting to yes.  This could look somewhat different depending on the maturity of the business. Seed stage companies will […]

Rob Go
March 11, 2020 · 6  min.