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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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Mass transportation is the largest single source of travel within metropolitan areas across the globe, but our current fixed infrastructure approach hasn’t changed since the 19th century.  Here in our innovation hub of Boston, the country’s oldest subway tunnel built […]

David Beisel
September 4, 2014 · 2  min.

This is an excerpt from the original post, found on NextView’s blog, The View From Seed, launched this week. Find the original post here. As the VC seed market has institutionalized, especially over the past five years, there has emerged a prototypical seed round profile: $1M-$1.5M […]

David Beisel
July 8, 2014 · 1  min.

In every single venture investment I’m involved with here at NextView Ventures, I learn a lot from the Founders of their company.  But in the particular case of our portfolio company TapCommerce, which yesterday announced its acquisition by Twitter a […]

David Beisel
July 1, 2014 · 3  min.

It’s been five years now since large VC ‘signaling’ entered the seed stage entrepreneur’s lexicon.  Yet even today, whether or not to take a (relatively) small check in a seed round syndicate from a multi-hundred million or even billion dollar […]

David Beisel
May 29, 2014 · 4  min.

Just about fifteen years ago, Josh Schanker and I, along with our co-founders Elliot Shmukler and Tammy O’Neil Bolduc started Sombasa Media together.  Our company offered a series of consumer-facing properties, including our flagship property BargainDog, which was an early […]

David Beisel
May 1, 2014 · 3  min.

Rob, Lee, and I couldn’t be more excited to share that as of Monday, Jay Acunzo has joined NextView as our Director of Platform and Community. Jay joins us from HubSpot, where he was a senior manager on the marketing […]

David Beisel
March 25, 2014 · 2  min.

A couple years ago, my partner Lee penned a blog post about the milestone benchmarks for startups raising a Series A round of financing.  The five conditions for a Series A financing which he enumerated are: a core team ready […]

David Beisel
March 24, 2014 · 3  min.

Fairly often entrepreneurs will pitch investing in their seed-stage company, and it starts sounding great… interesting market… great team… notable early traction… until we arrive at the financials + fundraising slide and the projections state that this round of Seed […]

David Beisel
March 18, 2014 · 3  min.

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 […]

David Beisel
January 22, 2014 · 2  min.

I’ve commonly heard entrepreneurs recite some version of “I don’t want to waste too much time fundraising because it will distract me from building my business, so I’ll only talk to a few potential funders.”  The idea is that a […]

David Beisel
January 13, 2014 · 3  min.