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David Beisel’s Perspective on Digital Change

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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.

It’s currently that time of year when startups are holding board meetings to go over their Q4 results and look ahead to the next twelve months of the new year.  The tricky thing is that for a lot of startups, […]

David Beisel
January 24, 2017 · 3  min.

As we enter 2017 and millions of people received Google Homes and Amazon Dots+Echos as gifts over the holidays, an increasing amount of attention will be placed on Personal Voice Computing.  I’ve recently been on a thematic pursuit exploring this […]

David Beisel
January 4, 2017 · 3  min.

In the three months since I penned my initial blog post on “Ubiquity of Voice and the Venture Opportunity,” I’ve been on a deep dive talking with a wide range of people exploring the “Personal Voice Computing” theme, all the […]

David Beisel
December 12, 2016 · 3  min.