Rob Go

In search of things new and useful.

Rob Go: 

In search of things new and useful.

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I’m really excited to announce our recent investment in Scratch.  You can read some coverage here. The problem that Scratch is solving is something that is quite near and dear to my heart. Since I’ve worked in the consumer internet […]

Rob Go
July 14, 2015 · 2  min.

I’m starting to get really interested in voice as a major computing interface. Prior to my Apple Watch, I rarely ever used Siri. But I find I’ve been using voice more and more, and my experiences with the Echo and […]

Rob Go
July 5, 2015 · 3  min.

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 […]

Rob Go
June 23, 2015 · 1  min.

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 […]

Rob Go
June 10, 2015 · 2  min.

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 […]

Rob Go
June 8, 2015 · 2  min.

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 […]

Rob Go
May 28, 2015 · 2  min.

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, […]

Rob Go
May 27, 2015 · 4  min.

Are we in a Bubble? Maybe, maybe not. We are certainly closer to a peak than we are to a trough. You read about it, people talk about it, and it’s reflected in financings left and right. Sure, companies are […]

Rob Go
May 21, 2015 · 2  min.

I’ve had the apple watch for a couple weeks now and my experience has been mixed. My quick initial thoughts: It’s a beautiful watch. It feels great (I have the larger size screen, aluminum case, with the white sportsband). The […]

Rob Go
May 14, 2015 · 2  min.

It’s immensely easier to get a company going successfully when the wind is at your back. I’ve heard a number of different investors say something akin to this, and I totally agree. Some quick disparate thoughts: 1. Building a company […]

Rob Go
May 13, 2015 · 2  min.