GenuineVC David Beisel's Perspective on Digital Change

I am a cofounder and Partner at NextView Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm helping Internet founders get their companies off to the best possible start.

I am also founder and organizer of the Web Innovators Group, an organization which holds quarterly events which bring together nearly a thousand people in the web and mobile entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Prior to NextView, I served as Vice President at Venrock (early stage VC firm originally established as the venture capital arm of the Rockefeller family) and as a Principal at Masthead Venture Partners.

Additionally, I co-founded Sombasa Media, an e-mail marketing company best known for its flagship product BargainDog.  Sombasa was successfully acquired by About Inc., which was soon after acquired by Primedia (NYSE: PRM).  Our group became the About Direct division of Primedia, where I served as Vice President of Marketing.  While in that role, I led the marketing team responsible for the company’s e-mail newsletter product suite, managed the division’s customer relationship operations, and coordinated related business development activities.

I’ve also worked as a management consultant at The Parthenon Group and in product management at Adobe Systems.

My educational background includes an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an AB in Economics, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Duke University.

On a personal note, in the past I’ve completed a 1,500mi unsupported solo cycling journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats (UK) and worked at Vail resort as a children’s ski instructor.

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  • Rob Go
     - 8 hours ago
    So, main lesson. Founders of great companies don't get too excited when momentum is high and fight ferociously when times are tough
  • Rob Go
     - 5 hours ago
    RT @joshk: I can't wait to see @MagicLeap. (They raised more money in this one round than @firstround has invested in 10 years across 250+…
  • Rob Go
     - 8 hours ago
    Also important to keep in mind that a lot of great companies struggled in the valley of death but fought their way to the other end
  • Rob Go
     - 8 hours ago
    RT @adamnash: When markets fall, you are not an idiot. When markets rise, you are not a genius.

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