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How to tell the difference between a good interviewer and a good hire

The last thing you want to do is go through all the time and energy of finding and hiring a new employee only to find out, after you’ve extended the offer, that they’re not a good fit. It happens all of the time. People who look great on paper, and can charm in interviews, may […]


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Are MBA Founders More Diverse?

Original research on gender diversity and fundraising amongst HBS founders Historically, there has been a general bias against MBA founders — a skepticism around their grit and hustle. The taboo has largely faded, though, as many MBA-founded startups have bubbled to the top, and we at NextView even validated that there is no conflict between […]


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Lyft S-1: Kicking Off the Decacorn Bonanza of 2019

Lyft’s S-1 dropped on Friday. 2019 is shaping up to be the year the dam broke for decacorn IPOs, with Lyft, Uber, AirBnB, Pinterest, et al in the queue. I’ve been looking thru S-1s for many years, out of intellectual curiosity to better understand how remarkable businesses work. This includes blockbusters like Alibaba (in three parts) and Facebook but […]


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How to Build a Great Product Before Hiring Your First PM

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 product development correctly is incredibly important in the earliest days and can make or break your […]


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After Organic – The Next Multi-Decade Food Megatrend

We are entering a really interesting phase in the food industry that I think most people don’t fully realize. For the last 20+ years, the dominant trend among grocers, restaurants, packaged food and beverage companies and others have been a market shift towards natural and organic products. What started as a niche movement has permeated […]


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Advice On How To Make Your First Analytics Hire

Recently, I’ve been working with a few of our portfolio companies to help them think about how to recruit and interview their first analytics hire. As the former Head of Product at Blue Apron where I also built and led our Analytics & Data Science team (I know enough SQL to be dangerous), I have […]


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Exploring The Everyday: Janji Wants You To Change The World By Running

Exploring The Everyday is an interview series exploring interesting individuals or companies who are trying to make an impact on the lives of everyday people. You can learn more about this series here, or read our past interviews here. At the core of the Everyday Economy is people and their needs. One need that is universal around the […]


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Exploring The Everyday: Better Meat For a Better Future

Exploring The Everyday is an interview series exploring interesting individuals or companies who are trying to make an impact on the lives of everyday people. You can learn more about this series here, or read our past interviews here. What do you think about when you hear the words, “lab grown meat”? Are images of Frankenstein and […]


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A Conversation with 2020 Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang

  Exploring The Everyday is an interview series exploring interesting individuals or companies who are trying to make an impact on the lives of everyday people. You can learn more about this series here.   Universal Basic Income is a hot dinner party topic around the country right now. There are a lot of opinions on […]


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Welcoming Dorothy Ren to the NextView Team

I’m very pleased to announce that Dorothy Ren has joined the investment team at NextView! Dorothy will be based in our New York office and will be focused on expanding our relationships with high-potential founders and operators in the New York startup community. Dorothy joins us most recently from Spark Capital, where she had the […]