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“Be formless, shapeless, like water.” – Bruce Lee   I was on a pitch video call the other day when the founder asked me what the guiding principle for product was at Blue Apron when I was leading the team […]

Melody Koh
June 23, 2020 · 3  min.

One of the biggest rookie mistakes I see among founders pursuing seed rounds is that they’ve spent too much time building something vs. proving something. Increasingly, seed rounds occur after some sort of pre-seed or at least some period of […]

Rob Go
November 4, 2019 · 2  min.

Recently, we got a group of Product Managers from our portfolio together to chat with Fareed Mosavat about all things growth. Fareed is the Director of Product at Slack where he is working on the adoption and growth for their […]

Nicole Sievers
October 9, 2019 · 5  min.

Two phrases that often come up in our internal discussion is around value creation and value capture. I think of this on three levels. Does a company’s product/service create value? Is the value jaw dropping? Are customer so excited about […]

Rob Go
June 6, 2019 · 2  min.

  Most startups don’t have the luxury of hiring an experienced PM early in their journey. Many founders have to turn to brute force to figure it out, even when they themselves don’t have practitioner product management experience. However, managing […]

Melody Koh
February 27, 2019 · 4  min.

What? Another d2c gourmet pet food company? Another full-stack short-termrentals startup? Another affinity-based co-working space? It seems as though in many categories, especially in consumer internet space, a handful of startups pursuing quite similar or even apparently identical ideas launch within months of each other. What’s going on […]

David Beisel
December 6, 2018 · 3  min.

One day while I was walking back to the NextView NYC office with my lunch in hand, and I noticed that I was in an especially good mood thanks to MealPal (a NextView portfolio company). I was able to skip the rush-hour […]

Melody Koh
June 13, 2018 · 4  min.

When it comes to allocating resources, the easiest types of product initiatives to justify and prioritize are those that fulfill the “transactional needs” of a business — a functionality that allows users to do X, or an optimization that makes […]

Melody Koh
March 20, 2018 · 5  min.

When the NextView team works with founders and portfolio companies, we focus on being helpful in the four areas that matter to seed-stage companies: building great products, getting lots of customers, attracting great talent, and not running out of money. One […]

Melody Koh
January 31, 2018 · 4  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 […]

NextView
September 5, 2017 · 1  min.