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...

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • 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 earlier at home.  It answers the regular fact-check from team members and guests alike, as […] The post Voice Computing in Enterprise: Inside & Out appeared first on GenuineVC.

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • 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 year or so and the sheer number of skills created to date.  However, the media […] The post Current Challenges in Voice Computing: Distribution and Monetization...

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • 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, Q4 numbers are an anomaly. Seasonality isn’t just determined by the weather.  It’s derived from […] The post Making Sense of Startups’ Q4 Results appeared first on GenuineVC.

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • 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 space, and so I recently went looking for a market map to help orient me […] The post A Personal Voice Computing Map appeared first on GenuineVC.

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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  • 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 way from entrepreneurs building unique applications for consumers to execs at the large platform companies […] The post Charting the Personal Voice Computing Startup Roadmap a...

NextView Ventures
NextView Ventures
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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 – is there a “match between the founder and the problem they are going after”?  My […] The post Founder-Go-To-Market Fit appeared first on GenuineVC.

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