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July 22, 2014

There are a lot of folks that think that the private tech market is pretty frothy right now.  Some may disagree about whether or not we are in a bubble. But it’s hard to argue against the observation that more bubble-like things are happening currently than in what would be considered a “normal” market.  For example: We are […]

July 17, 2014

On behalf of our team at NextView, I’m very pleased to announce that we have just closed our second fund.  NextView Ventures II is $40M, twice the size of our first fund, and we continue to be exclusively focused on seed-stage companies pursuing internet-enabled innovation. As former operators and product-oriented entrepreneurs, Dave, Lee, and I tend to […]

July 7, 2014

Today, we’re excited to officially launch our new blog, The View From Seed, providing insights and inspiration for seed-stage startups, founders, and entrepreneurs, from idea phase through raising Series A. You can visit the blog or subscribe in two seconds with your email address. And be sure to follow us on Twitter to keep up […]

June 23, 2014

Investors love to give advice. Even more so if they are board members or major investors. It’s part of our “value add”. Some investors have a, shall we say, over-estimation of how much they know. It’s easy to make suggestions from the cheap seats, and even great investors or operators are often wrong. At the […]

June 17, 2014

In my last post about raising seed vs. jumping straight to A, I received a good comment from Chris Woods that my analysis neglected to include the impact of option pools that are created at each financing round. It was a good point, and one that is worth touching on with a dedicated post. In almost […]

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  • David Beisel
     - 14 hours ago
    Cool to have the @seedcamp crew in town camped out at our offices today... loved the energy. http://t.co/eF9b9TYLZg
  • Rob Go
     - 19 hours ago
    RT @joshk: I can't wait to see @MagicLeap. (They raised more money in this one round than @firstround has invested in 10 years across 250+…
  • Rob Go
     - 22 hours ago
    So, main lesson. Founders of great companies don't get too excited when momentum is high and fight ferociously when times are tough
  • Rob Go
     - 22 hours ago
    Also important to keep in mind that a lot of great companies struggled in the valley of death but fought their way to the other end
  • Rob Go
     - 22 hours ago
    RT @adamnash: When markets fall, you are not an idiot. When markets rise, you are not a genius.

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