GenuineVC David Beisel's Perspective on Digital Change

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July 8, 2014

This is an excerpt from the original post, found on NextView’s blog, The View From Seed, launched this week. Find the original post here. As the VC seed market has institutionalized, especially over the past five years, there has emerged a prototypical seed round profile: $1M-$1.5M raised, the first non-friends-and-family capital, comprised of one to three institutional seed investors or larger […]

July 1, 2014

In every single venture investment I’m involved with here at NextView Ventures, I learn a lot from the Founders of their company.  But in the particular case of our portfolio company TapCommerce, which yesterday announced its acquisition by Twitter a mere two years after the company’s founding (more details), there have been some key lessons […]

May 29, 2014

It’s been five years now since large VC ‘signaling’ entered the seed stage entrepreneur’s lexicon.  Yet even today, whether or not to take a (relatively) small check in a seed round syndicate from a multi-hundred million or even billion dollar fund is still a decision which takes quite a bit of consideration and sometimes consternation.  […]

May 1, 2014

Just about fifteen years ago, Josh Schanker and I, along with our co-founders Elliot Shmukler and Tammy O’Neil Bolduc started Sombasa Media together.  Our company offered a series of consumer-facing properties, including our flagship property BargainDog, which was an early e-commerce daily deals email newsletter.  Over the course of a couple short years, we grew […]

March 25, 2014

Rob, Lee, and I couldn’t be more excited to share that as of Monday, Jay Acunzo has joined NextView as our Director of Platform and Community. Jay joins us from HubSpot, where he was a senior manager on the marketing team, specifically leading the blog and content strategy. In his Boston-based career, he’s also worked […]

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  • robgo
     - 1 day ago
    @nickfrancis nothing inherently worse about transactional revenue. I think a bunch of companies with episodic revenue are under-appreciated
  • robgo
     - 1 day ago
    RT @JulesMaltz: VC market share is a terrible metric - more share means you're becoming an index fund. VC League Tables https://t.co/dsbCE…
  • robgo
     - 1 day ago
    @far33d it's a vacation work tweet. Need to blog when I'm back :)
  • robgo
     - 1 day ago
    Recurring revenue is overrated

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