Fundraising

How to Avoid a Cluttered Board Room

Many folks have discussed the role and value a board of directors can bring to a startup, even very early in the company’s lifecycle. The purpose of a board is not simply to be the founders’ friend…






Fundraising

How NextView Thinks About Pre-Seed Rounds as VC Investors

On Tuesday, I wrote a post to help define pre-seeds and give context to their rise. You can find that here. On Wednesday, my partner David wrote about how we’ve been using our office space (and network and other resources) to support pre-seed companies. Today, we continue our look a this trend by getting more specific about our […]


Fundraising

What Are Pre-Seed Rounds and Why Do They Exist?

It’s become increasingly common for startups to raise several seed rounds, and this has led to a bifurcation in the seed stage between what are known as “pre-seed” (or “genesis”) and institutional seed rounds. There are no strict distinctions between these rounds, but below I’ll try to throw out a few parameters to help set […]