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The sudden arrival of the global pandemic has shifted the playbook for founders and venture capitalists. Despite the beginnings of a vaccine rollout, it’s likely that the conditions created by Covid-19 will continue to persist for some time.  Zoom calls […]

Emily Bennett
January 11, 2021 · 12  min.

Most founders know the value of publicity, but earning press can be a massive headache. The media world is notoriously difficult to navigate from the outside, and working with PR agencies can be even more of a black box. When […]

Leah Fessler
December 7, 2020 · 4  min.

One important tactical decision when fundraising is determining the size of “the ask”. Sizing the ask incorrectly is one of the things I see founders get wrong most often, and it ends up having a meaningful impact to the fundraising […]

Rob Go
November 18, 2020 · 3  min.

Since the inception of NextView, we’ve had a reasonably even distribution between backing first time founders and founders who had started a company with success in the past. I’d say our proportions are roughly 1/3 early career first time founder, […]

Rob Go
October 22, 2020 · 4  min.

One thing I strongly believe is that founders should drive the agenda of a fundraising meeting. This is something that is easy to do, but only happens a minority of the time. What does it mean to not drive the […]

Rob Go
October 13, 2020 · 2  min.

After building NextView for almost 10 years now, I’ve been having more conversations recently with first time managers looking for some tactical advice. Raising one’s first fund is hard, and there are always a plethora of voices that will tell […]

Rob Go
September 23, 2020 · 4  min.

A few weeks ago, I published a post on how we make decisions and vote at NextView. Usually when we record our votes, we also score each company based on five attributes. This isn’t used as a “scorecard” where companies […]

Rob Go
September 16, 2020 · 4  min.

As summer moves into fall there is always a surge in new investment activity. This year will likely be even more pronounced since many companies delayed seeking funding during the beginning of the pandemic, and are now thinking about approaching […]

Rob Go
August 5, 2020 · 3  min.

When you are introducing your company to a VC for the first time, their brains are scrambling to try to form as much of an opinion as possible in a short amount of time. Many different details leave some sort […]

Rob Go
July 29, 2020 · 3  min.

Today I’m excited to announce the relaunch of our most popular resource ever: board meeting deck templates for seed-stage startups, now in conjunction with an investor update email template.   Download Board Deck Template      Download Investor Update Email […]

David Beisel
July 8, 2020 · 4  min.