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David Beisel’s Perspective on Digital Change

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David Beisel’s Perspective on Digital Change

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The bulk of written guidance for VC fundraising meetings is centered on the very first meeting: how to get it, how to prepare a pitch deck, how to run the meeting, etc. But then the tactical advice stops.  What about the rest of […]

David Beisel
August 29, 2019 · 5  min.

It’s extremely rare that a startup begins with just one person.  Less than 5% of all NextView portfolio companies began with a sole co-founder, as opposed to a founding team.  And while there is something special about the initial group […]

David Beisel
August 29, 2019 · 4  min.

It is the one message-space on your phone that you always pay attention to: SMS text messages. Not just “messaging” broadly, as there are numerous apps where people send and receive communications & messages.  Couple that noise with the flurry […]

David Beisel
August 29, 2019 · 3  min.

In the past few weeks there have been numerous product announcements in the voice computing space from big players like Amazon and Google.  It appears as though a key part of the strategy for these platform companies is to foster a rich […]

David Beisel
October 11, 2017 · 4  min.

For me, the most exciting time to become involved in a startup is the very earliest of stages, when there is a vision and promise of what could be. Pre-product-market fit. Pre-product, even. That’s exactly when I met Zach Sherman […]

David Beisel
September 18, 2017 · 2  min.

TL;DR: After a dozen years, Boston Innovators Group as we know it is sunsetting, but I will be regularly creating new, focused events to contribute to the ecosystem. The first event focused on voice computing will be held on June […]

David Beisel
May 17, 2017 · 3  min.

Last week, I gave a talk at Voicecamp, a program produced by our friends at Betaworks for early-stage companies building voice-based products. Fahim Abouelfadl and Matt Hartman, who are producing the accelerator and are deep in the voice computing space, asked […]

David Beisel
May 1, 2017 · 1  min.

The entire NextView team are personally subscribers to MealPal.  Why?  Because the consumer value-proposition for urban professionals in cities like Boston and New York is so strong.  A subscription plan, the weekday meal service MealPal offers both the convenience of […]

David Beisel
February 15, 2017 · 2  min.

We have an Amazon Echo in the NextView Ventures office.  Every day I say “good morning” and “good night” to it, and I ask Alexa for my flash news briefing when I walk in the door if I missed it […]

David Beisel
February 13, 2017 · 3  min.

Last week Voice Labs released a Voice Report on the current state of the voice computing industry.  The main theme of the document is the tremendous growth in the proliferation of voice computing devices (mostly Amazon Echos) over the past […]

David Beisel
January 30, 2017 · 4  min.