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Exploring The Everyday is an interview series exploring interesting individuals or companies who are trying to make an impact on the lives of everyday people.    Universal Basic Income is a hot dinner party topic around the country right now. […]

Lee Hower
February 7, 2019 · 15  min.

In August of 2017, we announced our current fund, NextView III. Along with the new capital, we also discussed our shift from having a generalist tech focus to a thematic focus around what we call “The Everyday Economy”. You can see […]

Rob Go
January 10, 2019 · 4  min.

  I’m very pleased to announce that Dorothy Ren has joined the investment team at NextView! Dorothy will be based in our New York office and will be focused on expanding our relationships with high-potential founders and operators in the […]

Rob Go
January 8, 2019 · 1  min.

It occurred to me yesterday that I’ve been in the VC business for over 10 years. I’ve been writing checks for 8 years, and was lucky to get my start in the industry with the team at Spark Capital where […]

Rob Go
December 6, 2018 · 4  min.

What? Another d2c gourmet pet food company? Another full-stack short-termrentals startup? Another affinity-based co-working space? It seems as though in many categories, especially in consumer internet space, a handful of startups pursuing quite similar or even apparently identical ideas launch within months of each other. What’s going on […]

David Beisel
December 6, 2018 · 3  min.

Yesterday was Singles Day in China, celebrated on 11/11 each year and theoretically to honor young adults who are not in relationships. In practice it is essentially an invention by retailer Alibaba who holds massive online sales on this day across […]

Lee Hower
December 6, 2018 · 3  min.

Almost seven years ago, I wrote a post about the difference between a “no” answer and a “no yet” when pitching early-stage VCs. This was back in January 2012, a simpler time… when there was only one kind of seed round, when […]

Lee Hower
December 6, 2018 · 3  min.

Five years ago, as the mania around seed fundings was accelerating, Founders were very eager to announce their seed round to the world. It marks the beginning of the journey with hard work & the real business success to be […]

David Beisel
December 6, 2018 · 4  min.

It’s almost exactly 5 years since Aileen Lee first coined the term “unicorn” in reference to startups with $1 billion+ valuations. I was wondering what ever ultimately happened to that group of OG unicorns, so I looked back at her original post […]

Lee Hower
December 6, 2018 · 3  min.

I see hundreds of fundraising decks each year. I’ve been doing this for eight years now, so I’ve been able to see some longitudinal trends during that time. There are a couple trends that I have noticed emerge over the […]

Rob Go
December 6, 2018 · 3  min.