GenuineVC David Beisel's Perspective on Digital Change

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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 […]

March 24, 2014

A couple years ago, my partner Lee penned a blog post about the milestone benchmarks for startups raising a Series A round of financing.  The five conditions for a Series A financing which he enumerated are: a core team ready to scale, demonstrable market size, repeatable cost effective customer acquisition, metric momentum, and plausible monetization. […]

March 18, 2014

Fairly often entrepreneurs will pitch investing in their seed-stage company, and it starts sounding great… interesting market… great team… notable early traction… until we arrive at the financials + fundraising slide and the projections state that this round of Seed financing is planned to be their last. Sometimes it’s even presented as an additional feature […]

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  • David Beisel
     - 16 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
     - 21 hours ago
    Just getting into angel investing? A primer: http://t.co/qLvRn9lYaS
  • Rob Go
     - 22 hours ago
    Looking forward to this - thanks @yegg http://t.co/FIHAMS6vpg
  • Rob Go
     - 22 hours ago
    RT @davidbeisel: My latest blog post: "Seeking Nonconsensus" http://t.co/n0qSc1izb9
  • David Beisel
     - 22 hours ago
    My latest blog post: "Seeking Nonconsensus" http://t.co/n0qSc1izb9

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