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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 […]

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October 22, 2015 · 3  min.

The NextView podcast Traction explores all the clever, creative, and atypical things entrepreneurs do to make initial progress against the odds. If startups should do things that “don’t scale,” then this podcast asks a simple question: What ARE those things? Past episodes include […]

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September 23, 2015 · 1  min.

The NextView podcast Traction shares the incredible stories of the creative and unusual things entrepreneurs did to make initial progress in an important. Listen on iTunes, or Stitcher. The founding stories of companies like LinkedIn, DraftKings, General Assembly, The Muse, NatureBox, […]

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August 3, 2015 · 2  min.

While the startup environment in Boston has vastly improved over the last several years, I continue to hear the sentiment that it’s really tough to build a great consumer startup in Boston. This is expressed by people outside of Boston, […]

Rob Go
July 28, 2015 · 7  min.

The NextView podcast Traction shares the incredible stories of the creative and unusual things entrepreneurs did to make initial progress in an important area of their businesses. You can listen on iTunes. Stories to date include LinkedIn, General Assembly, NatureBox, InsightSquared, and more.

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July 22, 2015 · 2  min.

Accidental VC is a series of short posts written by me, Jay Acunzo. Though I never planned it, I somehow wound up working in VC as NextView’s VP of platform. As an operator, not an investor, I’m amazed at how […]

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July 9, 2015 · 4  min.

Accidental VC is a series of short posts written by me, Jay Acunzo. Though I never planned it, I somehow wound up working in VC as NextView’s VP of platform. As an operator, not an investor, I’m amazed at how many casual, […]

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April 23, 2015 · 3  min.

Editor’s note: Unlike the Ubers and Airbnbs of the tech startup world, seed-stage companies don’t typically have the valuations, awareness, or traction typically associated with press coverage. That said, coverage is important, and early-stage companies would be wise to work with local press in […]

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March 31, 2015 · 6  min.

Ellie Mirman was the first marketer hired by the CMO of HubSpot, the Boston-based marketing software startup that IPOed in 2014. Below, she shares lessons learned from the earliest days of marketing the company and how this has translated to her […]

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March 3, 2015 · 8  min.

In the last six months, we’ve been asked and answered several key questions about seed-stage startups and raising seed capital.

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January 28, 2015 · 2  min.