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For the last several years, the early stage investing market was driven largely by the Fear Of Missing Out, AKA FOMO. This led to a number of repercussions that most VC’s have lamented during this time, including higher prices, larger rounds, shoddy due diligence, […]

Rob Go
April 14, 2020 · 5  min.

As our fundraising month focusing on the seed pitch deck recently wrapped up, we’re returning to our “Friday Funisms” series – fun & quirky sayings which one can repeatedly hear around the NextView offices that have become part of our culture over […]

David Beisel
October 18, 2019 · 2  min.

One of the key conversations that happens during NextView’s evaluation of an investment is the “debrief” after the partner meeting, where the entire partnership gets the opportunity to interact with the founding team and dive deeper into the business.  During […]

Melody Koh
August 30, 2019 · 1  min.

Actions always speak louder than words.  And if you can glean the motivations behind those actions, it can tell you even more about situation.  One of the questions which we often ask out loud at NextView is if a person […]

David Beisel
August 16, 2019 · 2  min.

One of my favorite descriptions we use half in jest is that a founder seems like a “smiling killer”. This is a compliment, I promise. This means that the founder strikes a very delicate balance that is very hard to […]

Rob Go
August 9, 2019 · 2  min.

It’s a 2 for 1 day today at Friday Fun-isms. Both are phrases that often come up, but often together.   The first is the idea of an authentic company. Before we start any pitch, we try to uncover what […]

Rob Go
August 2, 2019 · 2  min.

Another phrase we use internally at NextView pretty often is that of a “favorite future”. Early in NextView’s history, when we were raising our first fund (e.g. sometime back in 2010 or early 2011) one of the limited partners we […]

Lee Hower
July 26, 2019 · 2  min.

Like other investors, we at NextView have a number of frameworks which we use to evaluate decisions on making new investments.  All early stage venture firms essentially look at some weighting of team, market, product, and traction.  In the past, we’ve created and […]

David Beisel
July 19, 2019 · 2  min.

Given our high-conviction, hands-on strategy and NextView, we tend to take an approach where each one of our investments has a very clear lead partner within the firm. This is the person who ends up being the primary point of […]

Rob Go
July 12, 2019 · 2  min.

NextView Ventures has been around now for nearly a decade, having invested in over eighty seed stage companies along the way.  On top of that, all four partners here spent meaningful time at other venture firms previously in our careers.  […]

David Beisel
June 21, 2019 · 2  min.