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Five years ago, as the mania around seed fundings was accelerating, Founders were very eager to announce their seed round to the world. It marks the beginning of the journey with hard work & the real business success to be […]

David Beisel
December 6, 2018 · 4  min.

Five to ten years ago, it was thought that digitally-native brands and e-commerce retailers had a distinct cost advantage because they didn’t have to pay for legacy physical infrastructure (e.g. storefronts with long-term lease commitments), which represents high fixed costs […]

Melody Koh
December 6, 2018 · 4  min.

We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. — Bill Gates In some sense, VCs are in the profession of predicting the future. However, […]

Melody Koh
July 19, 2018 · 6  min.

The second most common reason why VCs pass on an investment is some version of “it’s not big enough.” For a VC to generate a great fund-level return, they typically need to invest in at least one company that has billions […]

Rob Go
April 3, 2018 · 6  min.

It happened to billboards. TV spots. Direct mail. Banner ads. Now, it’s happening to content marketing. At one point in time, each was the customer acquisition channel du jour — now, it’s oversaturated, expensive, and increasingly ineffective. Lots of ink […]

Ginny Mineo
February 28, 2018 · 9  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.

On the podcast today, NextView cofounder Rob Go sits down with Andy Rachleff, VC veteran and the president, CEO, and executive chairman of Wealthfront. They talk about how Andy came up with the term product-market fit, how he applied his […]

September 5, 2017 · 1  min.

Today, Samantha Howe of Grove Collaborative shares her in-depth knowledge of a massive trend in marketing: working with influencers. You’ll hear how to get started, approach influencers in your space, and measure impact. Jay and Samantha also rant against some […]

August 15, 2017 · 1  min.

On the show today, Fareed Mosavat shares his experiences on growth teams for Slack, Instacart, and RunKeeper. We learn from his approach but also extract valuable lessons about where growth jobs actually fit into your overall organization. Follow Fareed on […]

July 25, 2017 · 1  min.

Today’s episode features a fast-rising company led by Shan-Lyn Ma. Her startup, Zola, is changing the way people purchase gifts for brides and grooms. Anyone who has ever experienced the insanity of wedding season — whether attending as a guest […]

July 12, 2017 · 1  min.