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David Beisel’s Perspective on Digital Change

Director of Platform & Community

David Beisel
January 22, 2014 · 2  min.

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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 in building our firm together.  To expand on Rob’s outline, I’ve pasted a full job description for the position below.  We’re looking forward to hearing from people with great ideas about leveraging this opportunity.

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NextView Ventures ( is a dedicated seed-stage venture capital firm focused on investments in internet and mobile startups.

We are looking for a passionate, outgoing, and talented individual embedded within the local Boston entrepreneurial community to facilitate information sharing between NextView portfolio companies, spearhead community-building & outreach efforts, and help promote our firm.  This new position at NextView will build upon the existing community and research infrastructure which we’ve already created, and help us take this work to a new level with the creation and growth of new initiatives to strengthen the platform we’re building with our firm.


  • Plan and produce small- and large-scale events with entrepreneurs and high-level technology executives.

  • Establish firm contact and communication system for managing and coordinating business development interactions.

  • Formulate and conduct NextView’s media relations strategy, both with traditional media journalists and online influencers (creating, executing, and measuring).  Execute effective social media strategy and broader targeted outreach (including writing and managing multiple social media presences).

  • Coordinate research projects to drive towards specific work output.

  • Strategize new project initiatives based on top-level firm goals, set priorities, and manage towards operational completion.


  • A “digital native” with an established personal web presence and a strong interest in new technology.  Possessing hands-on proficiency with many online tools for managing social media interactions, event production, and project management.

  • Active contributor to the Boston entrepreneurial community with extensive network across technology startups.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to foster communication and cooperation among diverse individuals online and offline.

  • Self-motivated with dedicated work ethic and entrepreneurial attitude.  This individual will work in a largely unstructured yet goal-directed environment.  It will be up to him/her to take top-level goals, translate them into a tangible workstream, and then execute effectively.

  • Effective writing skills with established body of work.

  • Previous experience with (tech) public relations and media outreach.

  • Exceptionally high attention to detail.

  • Experience involving business operations and/or project management a plus.

This two-year role is a unique opportunity to work full-time within a venture capital firm, setting and executing on a outward-facing strategy to interface with both its portfolio and the broader entrepreneurial community.  Compensation will be competitive based on experience.

Please contact David Beisel ( expressing interest in the role.  Include pointers to your LinkedIn profile and other professional web presences.


David Beisel
I am a cofounder and Partner at NextView Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm championing founders who redesign the Everyday Economy.