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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 concept of Product-Market Fit, and the process by which startups find it, has been discussed so extensively within the startup ecosystem that it has its own acronym, PMF. Derived from it has been the similar concept of Founder-Market fit – […]

David Beisel
November 29, 2016 · 3  min.

A couple weeks ago, my partner Rob penned a blog post about the “shape of traction” which really resonated with a number of folks.  The quick summary is that the shape of a startup’s traction (with time/product-quality on the x […]

David Beisel
September 26, 2016 · 3  min.

Voice is everywhere. People have always used their own voices (supplemented with facial and other movement) as the natural UI for real-time person-to-person communication.  However, while human-to-machine user interfaces have changed and progressed through different paradigms over the decades of […]

David Beisel
September 13, 2016 · 4  min.

In my first post in a two part series, I detailed the dynamics in the venture market leading to a current atomization of seed rounds.  Not only has Seed become the new Series A, but the capital path for startups […]

David Beisel
June 14, 2016 · 4  min.

When we first started NextView Ventures in 2010, we did so because we recognized that there was an underserved need for seed-stage capital particularly along the east coast between Boston and New York.  And during that time, the venture market has […]

David Beisel
June 14, 2016 · 3  min.

An intangible and qualitative judgement process is the core of a VC firm’s decision to invest in one startup vs another. My partner Rob Go has tried to deconstruct and demystify this effort and has even created a VC decision […]

David Beisel
May 23, 2016 · 3  min.

Consumers are increasingly purchasing goods and services online which take more than a few minutes of reflection. Items like cars, clothes, jewelry, mattresses, eyeglasses, and even small home renovations are given more consideration because the absolute costs are higher. They […]

David Beisel
February 24, 2016 · 4  min.

The NextView Ventures offices have changed a lot since we switched locations two and a half years ago. The only real physical change between the two, aside from basic layout, is our entrance, where we added a fun showcase of […]

David Beisel
January 27, 2016 · 4  min.

Back in June, the local Boston tech community together celebrated the ten year anniversary of the Web Innovators Group, affectionately known as “WebInno.”  Now Boston’s largest regular tech conference, every few months it draws hundreds of attendees from the entrepreneurial […]

David Beisel
October 19, 2015 · 3  min.

A few years ago I replaced all of the decades-old windows in our home with new ones.  The entire process was horrible.  I used home service lead-gen and recommendation-review sites to identify a half-dozen installers to set up initial in-person […]

David Beisel
September 28, 2015 · 3  min.