David Beisel’s Perspective on Digital Change
I am a cofounder and Partner at NextView Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm helping Internet founders get their companies off to the best possible start.
I am also founder and organizer of the Boston Innovators Group (formerly Web Innovators Group), an organization which holds quarterly events which bring together nearly a thousand people in the web and mobile entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Prior to NextView, I served as Vice President at Venrock (early stage VC firm originally established as the venture capital arm of the Rockefeller family) and as a Principal at Masthead Venture Partners.
Additionally, I co-founded Sombasa Media, an e-mail marketing company best known for its flagship product BargainDog. Sombasa was successfully acquired by About Inc., which was soon after acquired by Primedia (NYSE: PRM). Our group became the About Direct division of Primedia, where I served as Vice President of Marketing. While in that role, I led the marketing team responsible for the company’s e-mail newsletter product suite, managed the division’s customer relationship operations, and coordinated related business development activities.
On a personal note, in the past I’ve completed a 1,500mi unsupported solo cycling journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats (UK) and worked at Vail resort as a children’s ski instructor.