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One of my favorite descriptions we use half in jest is that a founder seems like a “smiling killer”. This is a compliment, I promise. This means that the founder strikes a very delicate balance that is very hard to […]

Rob Go
August 9, 2019 · 2  min.

Pattern Brands is and will be an exceptional company. It’s completely unique and so special across a number of dimensions, which is why my partners and I just had to be part of its story. Not your ordinary startup, Pattern […]

David Beisel
August 6, 2019 · 2  min.

It’s a 2 for 1 day today at Friday Fun-isms. Both are phrases that often come up, but often together.   The first is the idea of an authentic company. Before we start any pitch, we try to uncover what […]

Rob Go
August 2, 2019 · 2  min.

*Disclaimer – although the above baby is very cute, I can’t take credit for making him*   When my husband and I welcomed our newborn son to the world this April, it was probably the most exciting and magical moments […]

Melody Koh
July 31, 2019 · 4  min.

Another phrase we use internally at NextView pretty often is that of a “favorite future”. Early in NextView’s history, when we were raising our first fund (e.g. sometime back in 2010 or early 2011) one of the limited partners we […]

Lee Hower
July 26, 2019 · 2  min.

The bulk of written guidance for VC fundraising meetings is centered on the very first meeting: how to get it, how to prepare a pitch deck, how to run the meeting, etc. But then the tactical advice stops.  What about the rest of […]

David Beisel
July 23, 2019 · 5  min.

Like other investors, we at NextView have a number of frameworks which we use to evaluate decisions on making new investments.  All early stage venture firms essentially look at some weighting of team, market, product, and traction.  In the past, we’ve created and […]

David Beisel
July 19, 2019 · 2  min.

This is a post about raising a Series A from an investor that is not based in your home city. Let me preface this by saying that if all things were equal, you would probably prefer to have a local […]

Rob Go
July 17, 2019 · 4  min.

Given our high-conviction, hands-on strategy and NextView, we tend to take an approach where each one of our investments has a very clear lead partner within the firm. This is the person who ends up being the primary point of […]

Rob Go
July 12, 2019 · 2  min.

On Tuesday, one of our most recent portfolio companies, Otis, came out of stealth and announced its public launch. Otis is founded by Michael Karnjanaprakorn, and is focused on creating a marketplace that enables fractional ownership of culturally relevant assets. […]

Rob Go
July 11, 2019 · 2  min.