Fundraising, Resources

SlideShare: The Atomization of Seed Venture Capital

Recently, I shared a two-part essay on the atomization of seed venture capital rounds. You can find both posts condensed into one essay on our Medium publication, Startup Traction, here.

Below, we wanted to share a high-level SlideShare with the major points. After much discussion on social following the series, we felt it was useful to underscore the major trends and takeaways.

We hope this helps clarify the current reality we’re seeing, while at the same time, empowering entrepreneurs to continue to think far beyond the seed stage as they grow meaningful companies.


David Beisel

David Beisel is a co-founder and Partner at NextView Ventures. He has been focused on early stage Internet startups his entire career, both as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist.

As an investor in the digital media space, David was most recently a Vice President at Venrock and previously a Principal at Masthead Venture Partners. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, David co-founded Sombasa Media, an e-mail marketing company best known for its flagship product BargainDog. Sombasa was successfully acquired by where David served as Vice President of Marketing.

David holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an AB in Economics, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Duke University. He also founded and leads the Boston Innovators Group, an organization which holds quarterly entrepreneur events drawing a thousand attendees.