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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 […]

Rob Go
December 6, 2018 · 3  min.

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 […]

Rob Go
September 4, 2018 · 6  min.

A friend of mine just completed a very successful fundraise for an institutionally led seed-round of capital.  What’s interesting is that several years ago, this founder had raised $30M+ in venture capital before and knows the VC process intimately, but […]

Rob Go
September 1, 2018 · 7  min.

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 […]

Rob Go
April 18, 2018 · 2  min.

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 […]

Rob Go
March 29, 2018 · 3  min.

What do you look for? It’s a question I’ve asked or been asked many dozens of times. Early-stage investing seems like such a dark art, and many smart people end up coming to completely different conclusions about the same company. […]

Rob Go
March 13, 2018 · 4  min.

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 […]

Rob Go
January 24, 2018 · 6  min.

The majority of seed-stage fundraising pitches I experience include some sort of product demo. The type of demo ranges — products can be anywhere from relatively raw, to ones that are live but fairly basic, to pre-launch alphas or rough prototypes. Regardless […]

Rob Go
January 16, 2018 · 5  min.

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 […]

Rob Go
October 18, 2017 · 4  min.

We are very excited today to announce that Melody Koh is joining NextView as a Venture Partner based in our New York office. For those of you who don’t know Melody, she was an early member of the team at […]

Rob Go
October 10, 2017 · 2  min.