Filter Blog Posts
  • Categories

  • Authors

NextView Blog

Let’s build the future that we want to live in.

NextView Blog: 

Let’s build the future that we want to live in.

Filtered Posts

How do you build your engineering/dev team from the ground up? There are a few different ways to do it, but unfortunately, none bring a guarantee of success. Let’s make a few assumptions: You are a founder, you have your […]

Tom DeVoto
April 21, 2016 · 4  min.

This is a story from the Traction community. There are few things in this world that human beings value more than stability. For better or for worse, we get most comfortable as we fall into a consistent routine. There are […]

Tom DeVoto
April 5, 2016 · 4  min.

Ask a founder of a growing startup what they need most, and you’ll often get an answer along the lines of, “We need great people, and we need them fast.” But even well-prepared startups that have laid out strategies for scaling […]

Tom DeVoto
March 29, 2016 · 4  min.

This is for the early-stage companies—the entrepreneurs with great ideas and tireless work ethics who feel like they’ve emailed half of the country’s news outlets with nothing but the rare “thanks, but not interested” reply to show for it. The […]

Tom DeVoto
March 22, 2016 · 5  min.

I love learning about business, but in particular, I love learning about how today’s most successful companies got started. What things did they do to gain initial traction? As a result, I listen to a lot of podcasts and interviews […]

Tom DeVoto
March 15, 2016 · 4  min.

We’ve seen a lot of demand for content marketing talent in our portfolio, including the need for freelancers and consultants. The key is to run a tight process and ask the right questions to vet your candidates. Startups everywhere are […]

Tom DeVoto
March 3, 2016 · 6  min.

As a child, I believed logical arguments were enough to convince anyone of anything. You just needed enough time to explain them in painstaking, rational detail—others would listen and understand. As an adult, I know the world operates on story […]

Aaron White
March 1, 2016 · 9  min.

You probably know them well.

Tom DeVoto
February 23, 2016 · 4  min.

This post originally appeared on Medium and has been reproduced with permission. NextView is also an investor in thredUP. There’s a lot of negativity out there. From the public markets to the private markets, everyone is feeling valuations and optimism contract.

Tom DeVoto
February 18, 2016 · 2  min.

At seed-stage startups, especially companies with well-networked founders and investors, finding applicants who can do a job on paper is not overly difficult. The true challenge is to find candidates who will mesh into a small, budding team and culture. As a result, the interview process during […]

Tom DeVoto
February 9, 2016 · 6  min.