Boxee – Our Latest Investment

Bijan and Fred have both posted about our firms’ latest investment in Boxee.  I’m excited about this investment.  This past week, I’ve talked to two friends who both told me that they had recently (or were about to) get rid of their cable.  There was enough content on demand through the internet to satisfy their needs… and it looks like it would only get better.

The main bummer is that typical internet browsing doesn’t really lend itself to a “lean back and watch” kind of experience.  It’s more suited to short form clips that you watch on your laptop.

Boxee solves this problem by making online video more easily navigable and social.  It motivated me to finally get one my computers hooked up to my TV, and is causing me to eye an Apple TV or Mac Mini (Christmas gift anyone?)

Rob Go

Thanks for checking out my blog!  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

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