Category: David Beisel

How to Divide Founder Equity: 4 Criteria to Discuss

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s extremely rare that a startup begins with just one person.  Less than 5% of all NextView portfolio companies began with […]

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The VC Meeting Map: What to Expect After a Successful First Pitch

Reading Time: 5 minutes The bulk of written guidance for VC fundraising meetings is centered on the very first meeting: how to get it, how to prepare […]

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Back to The Future: Power of SMS-Native

Reading Time: 3 minutes It is the one message-space on your phone that you always pay attention to: SMS text messages. Not just “messaging” broadly, […]

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Going Big with a Consumer Voice Skill Startup?

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 […]

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Going Big with a Consumer Voice Skill Startup?

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 […]

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Timber! Out of the Woods: Why We Invested in a Startup With a New Approach to Logging

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 […]

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Timber! Out of the Woods: Why We Invested in a Startup With a New Approach to Logging

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 […]

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Goodbye to the Old Boston Innovators Group, Hello to Something BIG and Different

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 […]

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User Acquisition for Alexa Skills

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 […]

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User Acquisition for Alexa Skills

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 […]

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User Acquisition for Alexa Skills

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 […]

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Why NextView Ventures Invested in MealPal

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 […]

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Why NextView Ventures Invested in MealPal

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 […]

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Why NextView Ventures Invested in MealPal

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 […]

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Voice Computing in Enterprise: Inside & Out

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 […]

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Current Challenges in Voice Computing: Distribution and Monetization, Not Necessarily Retention

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 […]

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Making Sense of Startups’ Q4 Results

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 […]

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A Personal Voice Computing Map

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 […]

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Charting the Personal Voice Computing Startup Roadmap

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 […]

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Founder-Go-To-Market Fit

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 […]

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