GenuineVC David Beisel's Perspective on Digital Change

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August 27, 2015

Tales become legends about founders of exceptionally transformative companies who truly struggled to get any investors’ attention early on.  These rejection emails to the founder of Airbnb represent just one of the most recent example of this familiar theme. If a startup were obvious, then everybody would be doing it.  And it wouldn’t be an […]

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 […]

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  • David Beisel
     - 8 hours ago
    Seed venture investing requires seeking nonconsensus ideas AND being right at the same time... which isn't easy: http://t.co/n0qSc1Aa2H
  • David Beisel
     - 13 hours ago
    Just getting into angel investing? A primer: http://t.co/qLvRn9lYaS
  • Rob Go
     - 13 hours ago
    Looking forward to this - thanks @yegg http://t.co/FIHAMS6vpg
  • Rob Go
     - 13 hours ago
    RT @davidbeisel: My latest blog post: "Seeking Nonconsensus" http://t.co/n0qSc1izb9
  • David Beisel
     - 13 hours ago
    My latest blog post: "Seeking Nonconsensus" http://t.co/n0qSc1izb9

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