Fundraising

You Can’t Judge Market Size by This Slide

I’ve been meaning to follow up on Rob’s post last month highlighting the competitor slide as the least informative in an investor pitch deck. I’d like to nominate another:




Fundraising, Product & Design

How a Seed VC Approaches Pre-Product Startups

Editor’s note: At a recent team meeting at NextView, we looked at the high number of startups we invested in which were pre-product at the time. The question arose: What is a seed VC’s process like when a company is pre-product? The below article answers that question. You can also find a graphic outlining Rob’s […]




Events & Workshops, Experts, Fundraising, Hiring & Talent, Marketing & Growth, Product & Design, Startup Stories

Exploring the NextView Platform? Start Here

One of the best and most positive movements proliferating around the tech community is what Product Hunt founder and CEO Ryan Hoover calls “building in public.” Because of both lean startup principles and a thriving community of pay-it-forward individuals, we can all now build a little, learn a little, and then repeat. You’re able to […]


Fundraising

How Much Seed Capital Should You Actually Raise?

In a world of pre-seeds, seeds, seed extensions, super-seeds, and more, figuring out the right amount to raise for a startup’s seed round can seem like a moving target. And if you do land on a “right” amount, is that the actual best number for the “ask” in a pitch deck?


Fundraising

Reading the Tea Leaves: Where Am I in My Seed Fundraise, Really?

One of the things we frequently discuss with founders is how to interpret and manage their dialogue with VCs when raising capital. We’ve written before on how to research partners, how to pitch the right investor at a given firm, and how to raise seed capital, generally speaking. But it’s also useful to try and understand […]


Fundraising

NextView Investment Themes: A Search for Authenticity

At NextView, we’ve long had a set of ethos or guiding principles behind all we do, which includes internal work as a team, external work as investors, and the lens through which we view seed-stage startups and their founding teams. The ethos we mention most often is authenticity — we firmly believe that the best companies are borne out of authentic […]