Rob Go

In search of things new and useful.

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In October, we held our annual Limited Partners meeting at NextView. In addition to reporting on the progress of our funds and the exciting stuff happening with the portfolio, we shared some thoughts on the broader market environment for VC’s […]

Rob Go
November 30, 2015 · 4  min.

I’ve been thinking a lot about high-failure strategies. Strangely, I think this may be the single biggest shift in mindset that I’ve experienced over the last 5-7 years. It’s somewhat related to the idea of power-law distributions, but is not […]

Rob Go
November 9, 2015 · 4  min.

Guess what is often the worst slide in an investor deck? For me, it’s the competition slide. At best, it’s a list of competitors plotted in some 2×2 or Harvey-ball chart that isn’t terribly helpful. At worst, it’s hurtful. You’d […]

Rob Go
November 3, 2015 · 3  min.

Hey hey, check it out, we recently launched our new NextView website and did a refresh on our brand. The home page and the NextView blog are good starting points to explore. We also now have a dedicated page for exploring our platform of […]

Rob Go
October 22, 2015 · 4  min.

Since we founded NextView in 2010, one unusual thing that we have always had on our site has been some representation of our Ethos. These are a handful of phrases that reflect some of our core beliefs about how we […]

Rob Go
October 21, 2015 · 2  min.

As many of you may know, we sprinkle some of the core tenets of our firm’s ethos on the NextView website, and they often come up in conversations offline. My partners and I have blogged about some of these individual beliefs […]

Rob Go
October 21, 2015 · 3  min.

Around this time 8 years ago, I joined Spark Capital and started this chapter of my career in Venture Capital.  About three years later, I started NextView with Dave and Lee.  I knew very little about VC when I started, […]

Rob Go
September 18, 2015 · 3  min.

The number 2 more frequent reason why VC’s pass on an investment opportunity is some version of “it’s not big enough“. For a VC to generate a great fund-level return, they need to invest in companies that have billions of […]

Rob Go
September 2, 2015 · 6  min.

It’s been an interesting few weeks in the startup world.  The chatter around Zirtual quickly moved on to the market correction and general nervousness all around. During this time, I happened to catch the second half of Back To The […]

Rob Go
August 25, 2015 · 3  min.

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.