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A few weeks ago, I published a post on how we make decisions and vote at NextView. Usually when we record our votes, we also score each company based on five attributes. This isn’t used as a “scorecard” where companies […]

Rob Go
September 16, 2020 · 4  min.

In general, VC decision-making can feel like a black box, which can be frustrating for founders who are trying to manage their fundraising process and timeline. It usually involves many meetings over the course of weeks (if not months) with […]

Melody Koh
February 5, 2020 · 3  min.

Recently, Stu Landesberg, the CEO of Grove Collaborative shared the story of the struggle he faced in raising his series A round. You don’t often hear a founder speak so candidly about this (especially before the final chapter is written) […]

Rob Go
November 20, 2019 · 2  min.

Venture capital firms all have different practices on how they make decisions for new investment decisions.  The number of investors in the firm, its style & approach, and the specific criteria for new investments yields vastly different processes (or sometimes lack […]

David Beisel
May 20, 2019 · 4  min.

Though health is a massive part of the Everyday Economy, it’s also one of the most challenging to invest in. For many years, NextView has looked at many health-related businesses but invested in relatively few. We wanted to learn more about the nuanced […]

Rob Go
March 29, 2018 · 3  min.

My partners and I have been very public and transparent over the past six months about our thematic investing approach — what we call the Everyday Economy. Our philosophy is about backing technology-enabled startups that have the potential to touch millions […]

David Beisel
March 15, 2018 · 2  min.

What do you look for? It’s a question I’ve asked or been asked many dozens of times. Early-stage investing seems like such a dark art, and many smart people end up coming to completely different conclusions about the same company. […]

Rob Go
March 13, 2018 · 4  min.

For several months now, my partners and I have spent a lot of time talking about why we’re investing in the Everyday Economy. We dove deep into how this investment thesis extends to major verticals of consumer spending like entertainment, clothing, and home. We’ve also […]

David Beisel
January 11, 2018 · 3  min.

As we’ve detailed in prior posts, our investments at NextView are increasingly focused on a theme we call the Everyday Economy. We believe that the internet is a super-technology, and are most excited about the second-order effects that this super-technology will […]

Rob Go
October 18, 2017 · 4  min.

In this very special episode of Traction, we sit down as a team and discuss the new mission of the firm and talk through B2C and B2B examples of the Everyday Economy. We learn what commonalities exist among founders who […]

NextView
October 4, 2017 · 1  min.