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We are pleased to announce that Leah Fessler has joined the investment team at NextView based in our New York office.  For those of you who don’t know Leah, her career has spanned across journalism, operating at early-stage startups, venture […]

Melody Koh
October 14, 2020 · 1  min.

One thing I strongly believe is that founders should drive the agenda of a fundraising meeting. This is something that is easy to do, but only happens a minority of the time. What does it mean to not drive the […]

Rob Go
October 13, 2020 · 2  min.

Welcome to the first installment of the NextView Ventures Early Stage Startup Guides. Over the years, we’ve worked with, and talked to thousands of founders just starting out. Every stage of building a company comes with a certain set of […]

NextView
September 30, 2020 · 2  min.

A few weeks ago, I published a post on how we make decisions and vote at NextView. Usually when we record our votes, we also score each company based on five attributes. This isn’t used as a “scorecard” where companies […]

Rob Go
September 16, 2020 · 4  min.

There are many traits and habits that successful entrepreneurs, especially repeat ones, display. Most of them are correlated to, but don’t directly cause success. And so they’re typically not necessary, nor sufficient conditions, to being or even becoming an exceptional […]

David Beisel
September 10, 2020 · 2  min.

When you are introducing your company to a VC for the first time, their brains are scrambling to try to form as much of an opinion as possible in a short amount of time. Many different details leave some sort […]

Rob Go
July 29, 2020 · 3  min.

One phrase that I often say is that “traction creates opportunity”. We were talking about this today and realized that I’ve never written a blog post on the topic, although I’ve said it countless times over the years. So here […]

Rob Go
July 22, 2020 · 3  min.

One topic of conversation among VC’s over the last few months is how their portfolios are faring during the Covid pandemic. It occurred to me that the message I’m hearing has been pretty consistent but perhaps non-obvious to those outside […]

Rob Go
July 15, 2020 · 4  min.

Today, one of our most recent portfolio companies, Opus, announced its rebrand as well as their $2M seed round. At NextView, we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about various personas of the Everyday Worker, and we have always felt […]

Melody Koh
July 14, 2020 · 2  min.

Since we first opened our New York office back in 2015, we have steadily increased our presence over the years (Melody joined us in 2017 and Dorothy in 2018), and now roughly 40% of our investments are in New York. […]

NextView
July 6, 2020 · 3  min.