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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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  • Rob Go
     - 22 hours ago
    Cool design focused event @bladebos Nov 6. Limited seats available! http://t.co/qHjU4WBeTx
  • Lee Hower
     - 1 day ago
    @vcparty agree. some LPs have to bend their model, though best LPs don't care much about concentration - they focus on accessing best funds
  • Lee Hower
     - 1 day ago
    @vcparty that statement is true. FRC's LP base looks pretty similar to Sequoia's though
  • Lee Hower
     - 1 day ago
    @vcparty thx - would slightly disagree trad'l LPs & smaller funds are misfit… best seed funds have trad'l LP base (albeit concentrated)

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