Rob Go

In search of things new and useful.

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Although seed investing has become increasingly the domain of specialized seed funds, large lifecycle VC’s continue to participate as well.  In the last three investments I’ve made, there has either been a lifecycle VC involved or one was interested but didn’t end […]

Rob Go
January 17, 2017 · 4  min.

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.