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Recently, I’ve been working with a few of our portfolio companies to help them think about how to recruit and interview their first analytics hire. As the former Head of Product at Blue Apron where I also built and led […]

Melody Koh
February 27, 2019 · 5  min.

Last week, we hosted our very first portfolio-only Hiring Bootcamp in NYC, led by NextView’s talent advisor Kristen Caldwell. We launched the Hiring Bootcamp to equip portfolio founders and hiring managers with the best practices around building a hiring machine, […]

Melody Koh
June 5, 2018 · 4  min.

When I first joined NextView, I was immediately drawn the talent pillar of our Platform. Hiring great talent (and doing it efficiently) is something most companies struggle to master, and it’s even more challenging for seed-stage companies. While I was Head of […]

Melody Koh
April 26, 2018 · 4  min.

At the seed stage, hiring great people is one of the most important things to get right. Without the right team in place, it’s much harder to build great products, find customers, and not run out of money in the […]

Melody Koh
April 26, 2018 · 2  min.

In my last post, I discussed a framework for deciding to develop talent from within (“Build”) or hire ready-to-go talent from outside (“Buy”) as your company scales. This decision really comes down to prioritizing culture vs. output. For most startups, if […]

Melody Koh
January 9, 2018 · 4  min.

Talent is arguably the most important factor for any company’s success. It’s especially important to have the right people in place at the earliest stage of the company — as your company grows, the impact of these early-stage hires grows, […]

Melody Koh
December 12, 2017 · 4  min.

Being at an early-stage startup is a bit like being in grade school — but in this version, you have to skip a grade every 6 months and still get all As. You learn quickly because you have to. And while you manage […]

Melody Koh
November 14, 2017 · 7  min.

Wayne Chang and Jeff Seibert are the cofounders of Crashlytics, which Twitter acquired in 2013. Today, as angel investors, they see dozens of entrepreneurs every quarter, and they’ve joined the show today to help us answer some tough questions: How […]

NextView
June 20, 2017 · 1  min.

Chad Laurans is the CEO of SimpliSafe, a large and growing tech company located in the Boston area. Years ago, in the span of 30 days, three of Chad’s friends were robbed. The companies that should serve them well in […]

NextView
February 23, 2017 · 1  min.

Dan Reich is the CEO and co-founder of Troops, a company bringing artificial intelligence to your sales team’s workflow, right in Slack. (Disclosure: NextView is an investor in Troops.) Today, we discuss Dan’s smart process hiring his early technical talent […]

NextView
February 14, 2017 · 1  min.