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After operating quietly for the past year, our portfolio company Jumbo made a couple big announcements yesterday, including the launch of Jumbo 2 as well as their $8M series A financing led by Balderton Capital. We were proud to be […]

Rob Go
June 24, 2020 · 2  min.

“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.

It’s early into the launch of our 100% virtual NextView Everyday Economy accelerator, but indications point to early success.  First, we were pleasantly overwhelmed with submissions over the past few weeks since we opened up applications.  The NextView team enjoyed […]

David Beisel
June 10, 2020 · 5  min.

Advances in technology and changing consumer preferences have long been transforming the way food is created, distributed, and consumed. Now, as COVID-19 revolutionizes much of what was “normal” before March, several trends in foodtech are experiencing tailwinds. We can’t dine […]

Elyse Propis
May 28, 2020 · 6  min.

Fundraising for startups is a mix of selling both promise and reality.  In some respects, one of the often non-intuitive privileges of a seed stage fundraising process is that the company is so new.  There isn’t much history, much reality, […]

David Beisel
May 21, 2020 · 3  min.

Today, Monument announced the launch of their virtual programs for people looking to change their relationship with alcohol. You can read more about the company here and see their segment on GMA from a few weeks ago here. Our mantra […]

Rob Go
May 11, 2020 · 2  min.

We’ve been pretty blown away by the initial response to our Everyday Economy Virtual Accelerator that we announced two weeks ago.  Both the volume and the quality of submissions have far exceeded our expectations, and we are starting to schedule […]

NextView
May 5, 2020 · 2  min.
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In a period of uncertainty, the easiest thing to do as a VC is to be paralyzed by fear and do nothing.  We can stay busy by expending time and effort supporting the existing portfolio, which is the right thing […]

NextView
April 27, 2020 · 5  min.

We at NextView Ventures are sensitive to the challenges which all startups face during these times brought upon us by the current Coronavirus crisis.  As we have discussed elsewhere, the world of early stage investing is shifting from FOMO (Fear […]

NextView
April 20, 2020 · 3  min.

For the last several years, the early stage investing market was driven largely by the Fear Of Missing Out, AKA FOMO. This led to a number of repercussions that most VC’s have lamented during this time, including higher prices, larger rounds, shoddy due diligence, […]

Rob Go
April 14, 2020 · 5  min.