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Meetings can suck. I know that you’ve been there.  Stuck in a meeting which wasn’t productive.  Not for you, and not for many (or even all) of the participants. Sometimes it’s a standing small-group meeting, an obligatory gathering that’s on […]

David Beisel
November 5, 2019 · 2  min.

One of the biggest rookie mistakes I see among founders pursuing seed rounds is that they’ve spent too much time building something vs. proving something. Increasingly, seed rounds occur after some sort of pre-seed or at least some period of […]

Rob Go
November 4, 2019 · 2  min.

Over the past few years, “pre-seed” as a distinct category has emerged within the early stage fundraising landscape.  To some degree the best way to describe a pre-seed round is that you know it when you see it, as the […]

David Beisel
October 28, 2019 · 3  min.

As seed rounds have atomized, it’s not uncommon for founders to raise 3 or even 4 rounds prior to a series A.  These include angel rounds, pre-seeds, institutional seeds, second seeds, pre-A, etc. The reality is that if a founder […]

Rob Go
October 24, 2019 · 4  min.

As our fundraising month focusing on the seed pitch deck recently wrapped up, we’re returning to our “Friday Funisms” series – fun & quirky sayings which one can repeatedly hear around the NextView offices that have become part of our culture over […]

David Beisel
October 18, 2019 · 2  min.

The best kind of traffic to a web based business is organic traffic.  It’s the best because it’s free, and usually means you are doing a lot of other things right that is driving folks to come to you directly […]

Rob Go
October 16, 2019 · 2  min.

Recently, we got a group of Product Managers from our portfolio together to chat with Fareed Mosavat about all things growth. Fareed is the Director of Product at Slack where he is working on the adoption and growth for their […]

Nicole Sievers
October 9, 2019 · 5  min.

One of my first seed investments was in a company that was looking to disrupt the textbook publishing space. The team was terrific, and the premise was to develop a digital textbook product that was 20x cheaper, better, and more […]

Rob Go
October 3, 2019 · 2  min.

Well, here it is, in all of its glory: the final pitch deck template for raising seed stage capital. Download Template Here This past month we posted several blog posts that help address a common question which we frequently receive […]

David Beisel
September 27, 2019 · 3  min.

Student loan is a generational crisis – there are 45 million borrowers in the U.S. on the hook for $1.6 trillion in student loan debt, tripled in the last 10 years. When we think about money in the context of […]

Melody Koh
September 26, 2019 · 2  min.