GenuineVC David Beisel's Perspective on Digital Change

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September 30, 2013

My partners and I at NextView talk a lot about how fundraising is about finding the true believers rather than convincing the skeptics.  The energy that it takes persuading someone who starts with a bias not to invest is much better suited searching for additional prospects who want to believe in what you’re building.  We’ve […]

July 9, 2013

Recently, we surveyed our Boston-based NextView portfolio Founder/CEOs asking them about which service provider firms they’ve been using. The goal was to assemble data in order to share it back to our portfolio companies (especially the newer ones) so that they didn’t have to recreate the wheel in determining a short-list of firms to talk […]

June 18, 2013

Mobile is changing the world. As a startup-tech industry, we’ve been talking about it coming right around the corner for well over a decade. And now, it’s actually happening. Really happening. I am not going to spend time in a blog post detailing figures & charts about this mega-trend which will astound you, despite the […]

June 10, 2013

It isn’t a secret that there is a huge platform shift underway as consumers transition from the desktop web to mobile + tablet devices. Yet when you look at actual the figures, it’s truly astounding: this year mobile e-commerce sales will be triple that of what it was just a short time ago in 2011, […]

May 20, 2013

Compared to most other areas of finance, venture capital is practiced as more of an art, as opposed to a science. For that reason, it’s often said that VCs learn the business best through an apprenticeship model, under the wing of a more experienced pro. The art of venture capital also means that for entrepreneurs […]

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