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For early stage VC ‘s, Syndication is the process of sharing investments with other potential co-investors. The classic scenario is when a VC has a signed term sheet to lead a round, but has left room open for another meaningful […]

Rob Go
February 23, 2021 · 3  min.

One of the toughest things about seed stage investing is knowing that many successful companies started off on the wrong path.  Sometimes, the general idea was right, but the company needed to refactor something quite foundational to their model to […]

Rob Go
February 22, 2021 · 3  min.

I’m excited to announce our investment in Carefull. See here for more on the company and check out the product on Android and IOS. Carefull is a beautiful combination of three things that I love into one company, which is […]

Rob Go
February 17, 2021 · 2  min.

There is a well-known trope that choosing a VC to partner with is like marriage.  This is true. It’s a super important, near permanent relationship, especially for a lead investor that is likely to take a board seat for many […]

Rob Go
February 4, 2021 · 3  min.

The most overrated attribute that some investors look for in founders is “coachability”. Do I have your attention? It’s not that founders shouldn’t be coachable. It’s a good attribute. But I think there are two ways that an emphasis on […]

Rob Go
February 1, 2021 · 3  min.
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We are pleased to announce that we have closed on NextView IV. This is a fresh $100M fund with the same high-conviction, hands-on seed strategy that we’ve been pursuing since the start of NextView over 10 years ago. $100M is […]

Rob Go
January 27, 2021 · 3  min.

This year will mark the 10th year anniversary of NextView. I’ll be writing a number of posts looking back over the first decade of the life of this firm. In some ways, this feels like an eternity.  But in the […]

Rob Go
January 13, 2021 · 9  min.

When a company is pitching a VC, there is typically one partner who is the advocate for the deal and is shepherding the process. This usually involves one or multiple meetings with the broad investment team, which culminates in a […]

Rob Go
January 6, 2021 · 4  min.

One important tactical decision when fundraising is determining the size of “the ask”. Sizing the ask incorrectly is one of the things I see founders get wrong most often, and it ends up having a meaningful impact to the fundraising […]

Rob Go
November 18, 2020 · 3  min.

Since the inception of NextView, we’ve had a reasonably even distribution between backing first time founders and founders who had started a company with success in the past. I’d say our proportions are roughly 1/3 early career first time founder, […]

Rob Go
October 22, 2020 · 4  min.