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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  • Rob Go
     - 12 hours ago
    RT @joshk: 1/ There’s been a good discussion recently about the state of tech startup/venture market recently. Our thoughts: https://t.co/V…
  • David Beisel
     - 13 hours ago
    Thanks to everyone who made the #WebInnoTurns10 event so special last week. @PrettyInstant took great photos: http://t.co/ZNLxikDJt9
  • David Beisel
     - 13 hours ago
    The Growing Pre-Seed Opportunity In VC Financing on @CBinsights https://t.co/cREWyO7Gpe
  • Rob Go
     - 13 hours ago
    And the rebirth is complete. Congrats @Accomplices on the new name. The Phoenix rising from the Atlas and FKA ashes :)
  • Lee Hower
     - 13 hours ago
    the "crazy" play hasn't worked out for Greece and that which seemed inevitable finally seems to be playing out

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