June 23, 2015

When an investor “does work” on a potential investment, it usually means engaging in some form of due diligence. One of my favorite VC sayings is from an investor that has said that “due diligence is something VC’s do very studiously when they want to kill a deal”. I’ve often quoted this, half joking, half […]

June 10, 2015

I find that almost all startups look much worse beneath the surface than they first appear. I think this is particularly true of stuff with hyper-growth or really impressive top-line numbers. It’s also particularly true as founders have become more adept at telling their stories and communicating what they’ve done and what they plan to […]

June 8, 2015

Dave, Lee, Jay, and I are really excited to announce that Tim Devane has joined our team!  Tim is a Principal with NextView and is our first team member based full-time in New York. Since the founding of NextView, we’ve been excited about the New York market and a big chunk of our portfolio is […]

May 28, 2015

We recently launched our new Podcast “Traction”. Check it out here. One of my recent interviews was with Ken Chen, the co-founder and CMO at Naturebox. The company is doing great and Ken is a very strong performance marketer. There were a couple interesting tidbits that I learned from our conversation that is particularly relevant […]

May 27, 2015

This post was originally published on the NextView blog, The View From Seed. Today, we are excited to announce the launch of our new podcast TRACTION. On the show, we’ll explore and share the stories of all the creative, unusual, and clever ways that entrepreneurs find early results. We’ll talk to founders as well as […]

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  • David Beisel
     - 2 hours ago
    Nice analysis: What do Stanford GSB founders look like? by @MarHershenson of @PejmanMar & @isaac_madan @shauryasaluja
  • David Beisel
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    Making sense of the confusing early stage investment landscape
  • Lee Hower
     - 4 hours ago
    how to think about "seed" these days, some thoughts by @robgo
  • Rob Go
     - 5 hours ago
    Some thoughts on the idea that "Seed is the new Series A"
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     - 1 day ago
    RT @joshk: 1/ There’s been a good discussion recently about the state of tech startup/venture market recently. Our thoughts:…