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As the seed stage that atomized and series A rounds have become larger and more traction based, the paths to series A have changed. The baseline path to series A has tends to look something like this: Raise $0 — $500K in […]

Rob Go
June 6, 2019 · 5  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.

“Friday Fun-isms” are a collection of phrases and sayings that we often say internally at NextView or with the founders we work with. These posts aren’t meant to be super detailed, but a bit of a peak into our thinking and hopefully a reflection of something interesting or helpful.

David Beisel
May 17, 2019 · 2  min.

Slack dropped their S-1 a couple weeks ago. Even before that, we all knew that it was among the most rapidly growing SaaS companies in recent years and a product used (and loved) by millions of people. But now we […]

Lee Hower
May 16, 2019 · 6  min.
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A number of blog posts recently have mentioned this, but we seem to be experiencing a rise in repeat founders starting new businesses and raising seed capital. We’re also seeing a wave of folks who were not founders, but were […]

Rob Go
May 14, 2019 · 5  min.

“Friday Fun-isms” are a collection of phrases and sayings that we often say internally at NextView or with the founders we work with. These posts aren’t meant to be super detailed, but a bit of a peak into our thinking and hopefully a reflection of something interesting or helpful.

Rob Go
May 10, 2019 · 2  min.

Throughout human history, our working environments have gone through several huge shifts. From hunters and gatherers to farmers and traders, from farmers to industry factory workers, and from factory workers to the modern day office employee. Today, we are starting […]

Kristen Caldwell
May 9, 2019 · 3  min.

When we talk internally about our themes at NextView, the focus is less on areas or sectors, but more about shifts in human behavior and preferences. We share some of the categories we are interested in on our website, but […]

Rob Go
May 2, 2019 · 2  min.

2019 is off to an exciting start for IPOs of VC-backed startups. In just the last month or so we’ve seen Lyft go public (my analysis of the company’s S-1 here) and more recently, Zoom and Pinterest. Zoom is a […]

Lee Hower
April 30, 2019 · 3  min.

It is the one message-space on your phone that you always pay attention to: SMS text messages. Not just “messaging” broadly, as there are numerous apps where people send and receive communications & messages.  Couple that noise with the flurry […]

David Beisel
April 24, 2019 · 4  min.