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 get asked a lot about how to get one’s start in the VC industry. I have a somewhat standard response, but realized that I never put it into a blog post.  So, here it is. FYI – this is […]

Rob Go
January 10, 2017 · 5  min.

I don’t love prediction posts typically, but I suppose this is one of them. I started out writing about a couple things I’ve been observing that I think will end up coming to greater fruition in 2017. Next thing you […]

Rob Go
December 21, 2016 · 3  min.

This is something that isn’t that obvious to founders, so I thought I’d write a quick post. When a VC invests in a startup, the two parties usually sign a term sheet that lays out the major terms of the […]

Rob Go
December 14, 2016 · 3  min.

One question I get surprisingly often is “how do you find companies to invest in?”. Surprisingly, this isn’t just an LP kind of question, I actually get this a lot from founders or even just friends who are not directly […]

Rob Go
December 13, 2016 · 3  min.

All investors are allergic to certain things. One of those things for me (and many investors I know) is what I’ll describe as slippery-ness. When we make an investment, we enter into a long term relationship with founders. The business […]

Rob Go
December 9, 2016 · 3  min.

I’ve had a couple conversations with other investors recently around what a seed stage company needs to achieve to raise a series A. This is something we think a lot about given that we are exclusively seed stage investors, and […]

Rob Go
November 15, 2016 · 4  min.

I wanted to take moment to share some thoughts on a project you may have seen Jay Acunzo, NextView’s VP of platform,working on over the past few months — a show and related projects under an umbrella called Unthinkable. For those who have […]

Rob Go
November 3, 2016 · 2  min.

I just watched the first two episodes of Black Mirror’s season 3 last night. I love the show – it’s totally my flavor of the dystopian fantasy / technology gone wrong genre. But, I find myself a bit tired of […]

Rob Go
October 26, 2016 · 1  min.

Nearly all seed rounds we are a part of include angel investors. In some cases, there are also smaller checks from funds as well that are playing a support role as opposed to a lead role. In almost all of […]

Rob Go
October 12, 2016 · 4  min.

We do a fair bit of investing in companies pre-product and spend a lot of time speaking with entrepreneurs before they have found strong product/market fit. The tricky thing about the period before strong PMF is that it’s rare that things […]

Rob Go
September 7, 2016 · 5  min.