Welcoming Dorothy Ren to the NextView Team

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 New York startup community. Dorothy joins us most recently from Spark Capital, where she had the opportunity to apprentice with some of the best investors in the business and work closely with founders in a broad range of sectors, including fintech, next-gen transportation, and some other areas that overlap nicely with our Everyday Economy theme.

As a firm, we believe deeply in being high-conviction, hands-on investors. This means that we need to commit our time and energy on the ground to get to know founders or potential founders early in their journeys, and be positive contributors to the entrepreneurial ecosystem that we are a part of. We’re very excited for the way Dorothy will help us push this forward, and are confident that founders and co-investors will love her fresh, independent thinking and authenticity.

You can follow Dorothy on Twitter @dorothyxren, on Medium @dren or send her a note at

Welcome aboard Dorothy!


Rob Go

Thanks for reading! Here’s a quick background on who I am: 1. My name is Rob, I live in Lexington, MA 2. I’m married and have two young daughters. My wife and I met in college at Duke University - Go Blue Devils! 3. We really love our church in Arlington, MA. It’s called Highrock and it’s a wonderful and vibrant community.  Email me if you want to visit! 4. I grew up in the Philippines (ages 0-9) and Hong Kong (ages 9-17). 5. I am a cofounder of NextView Ventures, a seed stage investment firm focused on internet enabled innovation. I try to spend as much time as possible working with entrepreneurs and investing in businesses that are trying to solve important problems for everyday people.   6. The best way to reach me is by email: rob at nextviewventures dot com