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  • At the seed stage, hiring great people is one of the most important things to get right. Without the right team in place, it’s much harder to build great products, find customers, and not run out of money in the process. When I came to NextView, this is also the pillar of our Platform programming […] The post Introducing Our New Talent Advisor & Hiring Bootcamp appeared first on NextView Ventures.

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • It is an exciting but also bittersweet time for us at NextView. The bittersweet part is that our rockstar Head of Platform, Ginny Mineo will be leaving us in several months as her family relocates to the Midwest.  She has been an amazing member of the team, but her personal life is drawing her away […] The post NextView is Hiring for a New Position: Venture Associate – Platform and Network appeare...

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • Though health is a massive part of the Everyday Economy, it’s also one of the most challenging to invest in. For many years, NextView has looked at many health-related businesses but invested in relatively few. We wanted to learn more about the nuanced industry market forces before applying the same hands-on investing model we do with tech startups […] The post The Future of Health: How We Think A...

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • My partners and I have been very public and transparent over the past six months about our thematic investing approach — what we call the Everyday Economy. Our philosophy is about backing technology-enabled startups that have the potential to touch millions of end-users, become ingrained in users’ daily lives, or some combination of the two. Often, these […] The post Why We’re Market-First, Not Te...

NextView Ventures
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  • Nearly every aspect of the Everyday Economy is being changed by the internet and digital technologies. Transportation, which accounts for nearly 10% of the broad economy in the U.S., is no different. We’ve seen how the ubiquity of internet-connected, GPS-enabled smartphones gave rise to new mobility services like Uber, Lyft, Didi Chuxing, Ola, and others […] The post Planes, Trains, Drones & Auton...

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • Five years ago, TapCommerce CEO & Co-Founder Brian Long had a vision of helping brands deliver customers, revenue, and ROI across mobile devices. A lot has changed since then, but one industry megatrend has remained constant: consumers’ radical adoption of mobile commerce and retailers’ desire to reach them on these devices. More recently, Brian started a new […] The post Why We Invested in Attent...

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • When we create new platform initiatives, our team tries to think about how we can be the most impactful with our portfolio companies. We don’t sit in a room and pontificate about what they need — we just ask. And they tell us over and over again that they just care about four things: Hiring […] The post Announcing NextView Operator Guilds appeared first on NextView Ventures.

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • For several months now, my partners and I have spent a lot of time talking about why we’re investing in the Everyday Economy. We dove deep into how this investment thesis extends to major verticals of consumer spending like entertainment, clothing, and home. We’ve also shared why our approach is also “horizontal” — a company we invest in doesn’t have to neatly […] The post Why Investing in the Eve...

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • As you may know, NextView now has a thematic investing focus on the redesign of the Everyday Economy. We’ve shared our thoughts on how the internet and associated digital technologies are creating massive shifts in home, apparel, and other categories. Next up is the topic of work and money. What we call “work and money” covers a […] The post Bitcoins & Benjamins: The Future of Work & Money appeare...

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • As we’ve detailed in prior posts, our investments at NextView are increasingly focused on a theme we call the Everyday Economy. We believe that the internet is a super-technology, and are most excited about the second-order effects that this super-technology will have on everyday life for everyday people. When describing the Everyday Economy, it is helpful […] The post The Everyday Economy Is Not ...

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • We are very excited today to announce that Melody Koh is joining NextView as a Venture Partner based in our New York office. For those of you who don’t know Melody, she was an early member of the team at Blue Apron, joining the company as their first PM and eventually going on to lead […] The post Welcoming Melody Koh to the NextView Team appeared first on NextView Ventures.

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • In this very special episode of Traction, we sit down as a team and discuss the new mission of the firm and talk through B2C and B2B examples of the Everyday Economy. We learn what commonalities exist among founders who are redesigning that economy, and the NextView partners share their perspectives on the next big […] The post [Traction #48] NextView All-Hands: Redesigning the Everyday Economy ap...

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • Certain areas of the Everyday Economy, such as home and food, have been largely insulated from the internet and other technological forces. But one aspect of our daily lives has already changed dramatically since the dawn of the internet: how we are entertained. We now take for granted technologies that fairly recently seemed like far-off predictions, such […] The post All Entertainment in the Nex...

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • Apparel is currently one of the most fascinating categories within the Everyday Economy. It’s a $1T+ global industry undergoing tectonic shifts. We are currently seeing the most rapid collapse of retail since the Great Recession, due to the internet changing consumer demand and purchasing patterns. In 2017 alone, we’ve seen widespread store closures or bankruptcies from […] The post The Great Reta...

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • On the podcast today, NextView cofounder Rob Go sits down with Andy Rachleff, VC veteran and the president, CEO, and executive chairman of Wealthfront. They talk about how Andy came up with the term product-market fit, how he applied his own lessons (and updated them) in building Wealthfront, and the mental models founders can use […] The post The Man Who Coined “Product-Market Fit” Shares Mental ...

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • If a man from 1987 stepped into a time machine and emerged in 2017, he would find the modern world fantastically different in many ways. Mobile computing means that he has the world’s information and entertainment at his literal fingertips. The cars on the road may be familiar to him, but now, he can also […] The post Home Is Where the Innovation Is appeared first on NextView Ventures.

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • Today, Samantha Howe of Grove Collaborative shares her in-depth knowledge of a massive trend in marketing: working with influencers. You’ll hear how to get started, approach influencers in your space, and measure impact. Jay and Samantha also rant against some of the less effective but common tactics permeating this approach to marketing. Channel Links: Apple […] The post How Startups Can Get Star...

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • It’s no secret that Americans love food. But the food we love today — and how we go about procuring and preparing it — has changed dramatically due to technological advances of the last few centuries. In the last century alone, we’ve seen innovations like frozen food, early kitchen appliances reducing preparation time, and microwaves making meals […] The post The Future of Food: From Sustenance to...

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • What will the future hold? It’s a question every VC asks themselves and the entrepreneurs they invest in. Some conclude that certain sectors or technologies — like AI, blockchain, VR — will define the next decade. Others take bets on certain verticals or business models, such as marketplaces, SaaS, or enterprise technology. At NextView, we […] The post Introducing NextView III and Our Focus on the...

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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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 third-party developer ecosystem developing consumer voice Skill “applications,” with an eye towards making the end-user […] The post Going Big with a Consumer Voic...

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • 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 skipping the line to pick up a pre-paid lunch at hundreds of local restaurants AND […] The post Why NextView Ventures Invested in M...

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