Rob Go

In search of things new and useful.

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In search of things new and useful.

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I had a meal with a friend of mine a few weeks ago who had been in a bit of a funk for the last year or so.  He has two young kids that take up a lot of time […]

Rob Go
May 5, 2015 · 2  min.

Very quick follow-up post to my article on Techcrunch. There was a discussion between @joshelman and @pingupceo who brought up a question that he was recently asked that goes: “What have I not asked that I should be asking?” Josh […]

Rob Go
April 29, 2015 · 1  min.

A problem that I often see founders and investors make is to project their opinion on new products and ideas without really giving them a shot themselves. I see this happen in particular when something comes out that is threatening […]

Rob Go
April 24, 2015 · 2  min.

I hosted a group of HBS students in a tour of startups in downtown Boston a couple weeks ago. It was a fun trek, that had us visit Dataxu, Localytics, and near-unicorn DraftKings.  We ended the trek chatting  with Paul English, […]

Rob Go
April 13, 2015 · 2  min.

I’m excited to announce that we have promoted Jay Acunzo to Vice President of Platform at NextView. When we hired Jay to be Boston’s first VC head of platform, we were super excited about what we thought he could do […]

Rob Go
April 8, 2015 · 2  min.

I’m feeling particularly blessed today. And it’s not just because it’s Good Friday. Nancy has been traveling a bunch the last month. I think she was gone 14 nights in the past 30 days. It was pretty tough with my […]

Rob Go
April 3, 2015 · 1  min.

I found myself giving a couple different personal care companies a try recently. One was Harry’s, and the other was Walker & Co. These experiments stemmed not from my dissatisfaction with my current product (a Gillette Fusion pro-glide), but my […]

Rob Go
March 29, 2015 · 3  min.

I find the most successful fundraises are ones where founders treat capital as a weapon, not as oxygen. If capital is like Oxygen, the conversation focuses on what might go wrong. Will your numbers and assumptions hold up? Will new […]

Rob Go
March 19, 2015 · 2  min.

There is something so funny and also so appropriate about all this talk about Unicorn companies. I’m not the first person to say that the proliferation of $1B+ valued startups is a signal of an overheated late stage market. Yet, […]

Rob Go
March 17, 2015 · 2  min.

When entrepreneurs think about approaching VC’s to cultivate a relationship for a round, they often try to match their company with what the VC has funded in the past.  It’s pretty rational.  That investor should both know more about the […]

Rob Go
March 5, 2015 · 3  min.