February 9, 2014

At least a few times a week, I get asked “are we too early to be raising money” by an entrepreneur.  This might be in the context of a company trying to raise their seed round, or a company that is further along that I’m giving feedback to about a series A, B, or C […]

February 3, 2014

A friend of mine just completed a very successful fundraise for an institutionally led seed-round of capital.  Increasingly, these seem to be the most common ways that venture-funded companies get started. What’s interesting is that this entrepreneur has raised $30M+ in venture capital before and knows the VC process intimately, but remarked to me midway […]

January 27, 2014

A lot of things are evolving in the startup and VC world. Many of them for the better, as there has been a great surge in great talent going after big ideas and greater access to capital at the early stages.  It’s an exciting time to be an entrepreneur and investor in this ecosystem. But […]

January 22, 2014

Today is an exciting day at NextView.  Earlier this morning, we announced our investment in Change Collective (our first investment of 2014).  Just as exciting, I am also pleased to announce that we are looking to add to our team for the first time since NextView was founded several years ago. The venture capital industry is […]

January 14, 2014

My old colleague Michael Dearing (who is an outstanding seed investor in SV btw) shared this tweet recently: “mcgd: The difference between companies who practice OKRs or equiv and those that do not is stark. n = hundreds” I’ve definitely found this to be true in my experience so far. For those of you who […]

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