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With the recent announcement of our fourth fund, we are expanding the team at NextView with a new Platform and Operations Associate.  This role will be virtual through the end of the pandemic, but will ultimately be based in either […]

Melody Koh
January 27, 2021 · 3  min.

We are pleased to announce that we have closed on NextView IV. This is a fresh $100M fund with the same high-conviction, hands-on seed strategy that we’ve been pursuing since the start of NextView over 10 years ago. $100M is […]

Rob Go
January 27, 2021 · 3  min.

This year will mark the 10th year anniversary of NextView. I’ll be writing a number of posts looking back over the first decade of the life of this firm. In some ways, this feels like an eternity.  But in the […]

Rob Go
January 13, 2021 · 9  min.

The sudden arrival of the global pandemic has shifted the playbook for founders and venture capitalists. Despite the beginnings of a vaccine rollout, it’s likely that the conditions created by Covid-19 will continue to persist for some time.  Zoom calls […]

Emily Bennett
January 11, 2021 · 12  min.

When a company is pitching a VC, there is typically one partner who is the advocate for the deal and is shepherding the process. This usually involves one or multiple meetings with the broad investment team, which culminates in a […]

Rob Go
January 6, 2021 · 4  min.

I’ve had the privilege to work with many great entrepreneurs, both in my operating days at the start of my career and over the last decade plus on the VC investing side. In my experience founders usually fall into one […]

Lee Hower
January 5, 2021 · 5  min.

Most founders know the value of publicity, but earning press can be a massive headache. The media world is notoriously difficult to navigate from the outside, and working with PR agencies can be even more of a black box. When […]

Leah Fessler
December 7, 2020 · 4  min.

Airbnb’s public S-1 dropped Monday afternoon. One of the most highly anticipated startup IPOs of recent years, we now get a peek inside Airbnb’s business. You can read various articles out there which will give you the cursory facts about […]

Lee Hower
November 18, 2020 · 7  min.

One important tactical decision when fundraising is determining the size of “the ask”. Sizing the ask incorrectly is one of the things I see founders get wrong most often, and it ends up having a meaningful impact to the fundraising […]

Rob Go
November 18, 2020 · 3  min.

Since the inception of NextView, we’ve had a reasonably even distribution between backing first time founders and founders who had started a company with success in the past. I’d say our proportions are roughly 1/3 early career first time founder, […]

Rob Go
October 22, 2020 · 4  min.