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As the seed-stage startup fundraise process has received more transparency in recent years, ranging from published advice on how to raise seed capital to increased availability through AngelList, Funders Club, and various accelerator programs, I’ve noticed another trend emerging. 

David Beisel
October 21, 2014 · 6  min.

Based on feedback from our portfolio and the broader startup community, NextView has created pre-formatted board deck templates for seed-stage startups. 

Rob Go
October 15, 2014 · 6  min.

With plenty of resources available for entrepreneurs about how to craft an effective pitch deck for raising seed-stage capital from VCs, often what’s left out are some of the tactical components of an initial meeting. The following is a list […]

David Beisel
September 30, 2014 · 5  min.

This is a guest post from Stephano Kim, former co-founder of Web 1.0 success story Blackboard and veteran entrepreneur who’s held several COO and president roles at various startups. Many startup CEOs hire COOs or launch companies with a co-founder carrying the title. But what […]

Guest Contributor
September 9, 2014 · 8  min.

A lot has changed since 2013. More Snaps were Chatted. More Things became Internetted of. And, apparently, more Lyfts were Ubered. Yup — tech moves insanely fast. That’s why it’s important to stop once in awhile and examine the glue that […]

NextView
September 3, 2014 · 2  min.

The best writer I ever hired at a startup wasn’t a former journalist. He wasn’t a former marketer or a former teacher or even a former liberal arts major.

NextView
August 27, 2014 · 9  min.

One question that I’m often asked is, “How should I think about the composition of my seed round?” In other words, how many investors and what type (angels, seed funds, larger funds, etc.) make an ideal seed fundraise?

Rob Go
August 20, 2014 · 5  min.

We at NextView Ventures invest exclusively in a startup’s seed-stage round, meaning that many if not most of our deals are made alongside individual angel investors. These angels, however, come in many different shapes and sizes.

David Beisel
August 13, 2014 · 4  min.

This is a guest post from Ben Rubin, co-founder and CEO of Change Collective, which offers courses for behavior change with world-class experts. For seed-stage startups, when resources are tight, trying to consciously build startup culture can feel wasteful. Below, Ben […]

Guest Contributor
August 5, 2014 · 5  min.

Two weeks ago, my partners and I here at NextView Ventures announced our second fund.  And since we will continue to look proactively at new seed-stage tech startups over the next few years, the question becomes: What, then, will these companies look like?

David Beisel
July 31, 2014 · 4  min.