GenuineVC David Beisel's Perspective on Digital Change

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May 5, 2015

Today, I’m thrilled to publicly announce NextView’s Talent Exchange, a program helping both top talent and NextView-backed startups connect with each other more easily, beginning with Boston companies (which make up just over half our portfolio). Below, I’ll quickly explain the genesis of this initiative and share a few more key details. One of my first […]

March 16, 2015

A couple weeks ago my colleague Dimitri Dadiomov published a post on NextView’s “View From Seed” blog which answered the question “Should we take Harvard MBAs Seriously as Startup Founders?”  The (obvious) answer of “yes” he supported with comprehensive research about the entrepreneurial activity coming out of Harvard’s business school. We knew that it was […]

March 4, 2015

Conventional wisdom says that the best way to meet with a venture capitalist is to get a warm introduction.  (While it’s a good rule of thumb, it’s not entirely true, which I’ve blogged about previously.) However, there’s another way that I’ve seen entrepreneurs use mutual connections that’s even more impactful than a warm introduction: a […]

January 15, 2015

As an entrepreneur, if you’re running a venture capital fundraise effectively, you’re treating the process like a sale process: identifying a set of prospects to fill the top of the funnel, cultivating those relationships over a series of meetings, then narrowing down to a handful of contender firms who will ultimately make an offer to […]

December 3, 2014

It’s official: now two months after the IPO, HubSpot has surpassed the $1B market cap threshold and has become that “pillar” company that the tech ecosystem long anticipated. The benefits have been touted previously: an anchor for attracting and retaining talent in Boston, as well as a breeding ground for the next set of great […]

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  • David Beisel
     - 58 minutes ago
    Podcast of how @JasonDRobins, CEO newest unicorn @DraftKings, got the startup to real traction: http://t.co/iwOkFwKmJq
  • Rob Go
     - 2 hours ago
    @nkorzenko how does it taste? I haven't tried it yet :)
  • David Beisel
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    Social commerce and the risk of buy buttons in a social environment: http://t.co/TuuYIXZhII by @BradLawless on @VentureBeat
  • Rob Go
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    This is one of the most enjoyable podcast interviews I've done: @jasondrobins the founder and CEO of @draftkings http://t.co/N9zdqu8h9j

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