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While the startup environment in Boston has vastly improved over the last several years, I continue to hear the sentiment that it’s really tough to build a great consumer startup in Boston. This is expressed by people outside of Boston, […]

Rob Go
July 28, 2015 · 7  min.

A few weeks ago, Manu Kumar wrote an excellent post detailing the current state of the seed financing landscape. Read it – it’s excellent. I agree with most of the things that Manu wrote, and I’ve been thinking about the topic quite […]

Rob Go
June 30, 2015 · 5  min.

Editor’s note: Local tech media company BostInno (a division of the American City Business Journals) hosts an annual Boston State of Innovation conference. Leading up to the event, they published an article listing questions VCs never answer, as submitted by the community. These are all […]

Rob Go
June 16, 2015 · 5  min.

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of our new podcast TRACTION. On the show, we’ll explore and share the stories of all the creative, unusual, and clever ways that entrepreneurs find early results.

Rob Go
May 27, 2015 · 4  min.

Ed. note: In 2013, Rob Go published a flowchart articulating his VC decision making process. Below, we’ve updated that graphic with new information in order to stay current and provide more context and transparency around each node. At NextView, we […]

Rob Go
April 28, 2015 · 2  min.

When raising capital, it’s important to focus on raising enough money to get your company past big value inflection points.

Rob Go
April 16, 2015 · 4  min.

Recently, I’ve been mentally noting a few things that I observe VCs doing regularly that many entrepreneurs may not readily understand.

Rob Go
April 7, 2015 · 6  min.

There is something so funny and also so appropriate about all this talk about Unicorn companies.

Rob Go
March 24, 2015 · 3  min.

When entrepreneurs think about approaching VCs to cultivate a relationship for a round, they often try to match their company with the sectors in which the VC has invested in the past.

Rob Go
March 5, 2015 · 3  min.

On Tuesday, we put out two different sample pitch decks that we think can guide entrepreneurs as they try to communicate the information behind their companies. Although pitch decks are well-trodden territory online, we tried to introduce decks that were specifically designed for […]

Rob Go
February 5, 2015 · 5  min.