GenuineVC David Beisel's Perspective on Digital Change

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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 […]

January 22, 2014

My partner Rob wrote bit more on his blog about our motivations for adding our first new team member at NextView Ventures — a Director of Platform and Community.  All three of us are excited to expand our efforts and are currently in the process of seeking an exceptional individual to fill a unique role […]

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  • Rob Go
     - 19 hours ago
    RT @Jay_zo: Subletting my apartment in Brookline (Coolidge Corner) for July & August. Anyone need? DM me, great new building/unit w/ lots t…
  • David Beisel
     - 1 day ago
    "E-book service @BookBub raises $7m and pushes its global expansion" via @BetaBoston http://t.co/JWt6nQ7nuf
  • Rob Go
     - 10 hours ago
    @davidlee wow, just seeing this. Good luck on the next chapter!
  • Rob Go
     - 1 day ago
    Any quick Barcelona recommendations? Nancy and I will be there for a couple days for our 10-year anniversary

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