Fundraising

Understanding Different Types of Angel Investors

We at NextView Ventures invest exclusively in a startup’s seed-stage round, meaning that many if not most of our deals are made alongside individual angel investors. These angels, however, come in many different shapes and sizes.


Fundraising

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Our Recent Seed-Stage VC Investments

Two weeks ago, my partners and I here at NextView Ventures announced our second fund.  And since we will continue to look proactively at new seed-stage tech startups over the next few years, the question becomes: What, then, will these companies look like?


Fundraising

Free Templates for Great Startup Board Decks, Direct from VCs

One of the most common questions we receive from founders here at NextView Ventures is whether we can share examples of great board decks. As it turns out, drafting your board deck or your investor update can be especially tricky for seed-stage startups (which is our entire investment focus) given the lack of resources, lack of available data, and even just the […]


Fundraising, Startup Stories

Announcing NextView II: Our 2nd Seed-Focused Venture Capital Fund

Editor’s note: This post was originally published to NextView Ventures co-founder and partner Rob Go’s blog. Find it here. On behalf of our team at NextView, I’m very pleased to announce that we have just closed our second fund.  NextView Ventures II is $40M, twice the size of our first fund, and we continue to be exclusively […]



Fundraising

Why Startups Should Raise a Seed Round vs. Starting with Series A

Raising capital is really difficult, no matter what people say about the influx of seed and early-stage dollars into the startup eco-system. I know very strong entrepreneurs that need to grind really hard to get seed rounds done, so I definitely don’t want to take away from the challenge of doing that.



Fundraising

How to Evaluate Investors for a Seed VC Syndicate

When raising a round of seed venture capital, founders often focus the bulk of their time and energy on securing meetings and nailing their pitches — and rightfully so. It’s absolutely critical to secure that first interested party in order to more easily convince other investors to join and complete your round of funding. But […]


Fundraising

A Primer on Seed Stage Fundraising

A friend of mine just completed a very successful fundraise for an institutionally led seed-round of capital.  What’s interesting is that several years ago, this founder had raised $30M+ in venture capital before and knows the VC process intimately, but remarked to me midway through that “this process is completely different from every other fundraise I’ve […]