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On this episode of Traction, we go inside the thinking behind a $16B startup — worth more than Twitter, Pinterest or Dropbox as of this recording. Today’s guest, Jesse Middleton, is a co-founder of WeWork Labs, the company’s global startup […]

NextView
May 3, 2016 · 1  min.

How do you build your engineering/dev team from the ground up? There are a few different ways to do it, but unfortunately, none bring a guarantee of success. Let’s make a few assumptions: You are a founder, you have your […]

Tom DeVoto
April 21, 2016 · 4  min.

Editor’s note: The NextView team periodically holds internal “shootarounds,” where we discuss a startup topic or trend and try to make sense of it for everyone involved: entrepreneurs, investors, and consumers. Below is a lightly edited transcript of our latest […]

Rob Go
April 11, 2016 · 8  min.

This is a story from the Traction community. There are few things in this world that human beings value more than stability. For better or for worse, we get most comfortable as we fall into a consistent routine. There are […]

Tom DeVoto
April 5, 2016 · 4  min.

Last time, we heard from a CEO about how startups can sell to big brands and enterprises. This time, Angus Davis, the founder and CEO of Upserve (fka Swipely) shares stories and tactics around selling to Main Street businesses. As […]

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March 24, 2016 · 1  min.

The prospect of selling a new product from an “unproven” business into a large corporation can seem daunting. But startups launch all the time as enterprise-focused entities. Still, that doesn’t make the situation any easier, so in this episode, Joe […]

NextView
March 9, 2016 · 1  min.

Editor’s Note: NextView recently kicked off a Boston-based workshop series on technical interviewing with Google. (Portfolio companies can contact us to learn more.) This interview covers a wide range of topics also covered in our workshops.

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December 17, 2015 · 8  min.

What is data science? Hilary Mason is among the very best in the world in answering that question in ways that others understand. That’s because, according to Hilary, one of the three main areas of expertise all great data scientists […]

NextView
December 15, 2015 · 2  min.

Editor’s note: At a recent team meeting at NextView, we looked at the high number of startups we invested in which were pre-product at the time. The question arose: What is a seed VC’s process like when a company is […]

Rob Go
December 8, 2015 · 6  min.

The NextView podcast Traction explores 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 […]

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December 1, 2015 · 2  min.