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April 13, 2015

I hosted a group of HBS students in a tour of startups in downtown Boston a couple weeks ago. It was a fun trek, that had us visit Dataxu, Localytics, and near-unicorn DraftKings.  We ended the trek chatting  with Paul English, the co-founder of Kayak at his venture foundry Blade. It was great to hear the inside […]

April 8, 2015

I’m excited to announce that we have promoted Jay Acunzo to Vice President of Platform at NextView. When we hired Jay to be Boston’s first VC head of platform, we were super excited about what we thought he could do for the NextView portfolio and broader tech community. That said, it was an amorphous role […]

April 3, 2015

I’m feeling particularly blessed today. And it’s not just because it’s Good Friday. Nancy has been traveling a bunch the last month. I think she was gone 14 nights in the past 30 days. It was pretty tough with my own travel schedule, but we got through it and am really glad that she’s back […]

March 29, 2015

I found myself giving a couple different personal care companies a try recently. One was Harry’s, and the other was Walker & Co. These experiments stemmed not from my dissatisfaction with my current product (a Gillette Fusion pro-glide), but my general interest in disruptive innovation. I am coming at this question from an interesting perspective. […]

March 19, 2015

I find the most successful fundraises are ones where founders treat capital as a weapon, not as oxygen. If capital is like Oxygen, the conversation focuses on what might go wrong. Will your numbers and assumptions hold up? Will new risks blow up your model or the quality of your service? What unforeseen challenges might make […]

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  • Rob Go
     - 9 hours ago
    @hunterwalk I agree with your second point. And I would have agreed overall at 1/3 the capital raised
  • Rob Go
     - 10 hours ago
    You know the idea that capital constraints force good discipline and focus? Yeah… seems like @SlackHQ just took a big crap on that.
  • Rob Go
     - 10 hours ago
    looks like sunrise won before Amy was even able to respond
  • Rob Go
     - 11 hours ago
    For the first time, my super secret Sunrise scheduler is battling Amy Ingram. Will be an interesting death match.
  • Rob Go
     - 1 day ago
    Wow, just got a notification that today is my 5-year anniversary of co-founding NextView. It's been great, but we could be so much better

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