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After Organic – The Next Multi-Decade Food Megatrend

We are entering a really interesting phase in the food industry that I think most people don’t fully realize. For the last 20+ years, the dominant trend among grocers, restaurants, packaged food and beverage companies and others have been a market shift towards natural and organic products. What started as a niche movement has permeated […]


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Exploring The Everyday: Better Meat For a Better Future

Exploring The Everyday is an interview series exploring interesting individuals or companies who are trying to make an impact on the lives of everyday people. You can learn more about this series here, or read our past interviews here. What do you think about when you hear the words, “lab grown meat”? Are images of Frankenstein and […]


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Welcoming Dorothy Ren to the NextView Team

I’m very pleased to announce that Dorothy Ren has joined the investment team at NextView! Dorothy will be based in our New York office and will be focused on expanding our relationships with high-potential founders and operators in the New York startup community. Dorothy joins us most recently from Spark Capital, where she had the […]



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Rethinking the Standard Fundraising Deck

I see hundreds of fundraising decks each year. I’ve been doing this for eight years now, so I’ve been able to see some longitudinal trends during that time. There are a couple trends that I have noticed emerge over the last few years that I think have become industry standard. The problem is that I […]


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The NextView Ventures Manifesto

Despite rumors that the VC business slows down in the summer, we’ve had one or our busiest periods in quite a while.  During June, July, and August, we’ve closed 4 new investments and several follow-ons, with a number of companies gearing up to go out in the fall.  Although we had a busy summer, I […]


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NextView is Hiring for a New Position: Venture Associate – Platform and Network

It is an exciting but also bittersweet time for us at NextView. The bittersweet part is that our rockstar Head of Platform, Ginny Mineo will be leaving us in several months as her family relocates to the Midwest.  She has been an amazing member of the team, but her personal life is drawing her away […]


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The Future of Health: How We Think About Investing in Healthier Living for Everyday People

Though health is a massive part of the Everyday Economy, it’s also one of the most challenging to invest in. For many years, NextView has looked at many health-related businesses but invested in relatively few. We wanted to learn more about the nuanced industry market forces before applying the same hands-on investing model we do with tech startups […]


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Announcing NextView Operator Guilds

When we create new platform initiatives, our team tries to think about how we can be the most impactful with our portfolio companies. We don’t sit in a room and pontificate about what they need — we just ask. And they tell us over and over again that they just care about four things: Hiring […]


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The Everyday Economy Is Not a Vertical Strategy

As we’ve detailed in prior posts, our investments at NextView are increasingly focused on a theme we call the Everyday Economy. We believe that the internet is a super-technology, and are most excited about the second-order effects that this super-technology will have on everyday life for everyday people. When describing the Everyday Economy, it is helpful […]