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February 19, 2015

Today Konekt announced their $1.3M seed round.  We were pleased to lead this round along with a great group of other co-investors.  And I’m excited to collaborate with co-founders Ben Forgan and Patrick Wilbur as they build their IoT connectivity platform. Konekt is creating a turnkey platform for makers of internet connected devices to integrate cellular […]

February 10, 2015

As the holiday season is behind us and 2015 is firmly underway, we wanted to take a moment to both announce and celebrate the collection of top entrepreneurs who have agreed to return as our Entrepreneur Advisors. These individuals have all graciously agreed​ to continue their prior commitments to NextView-backed startups and entrepreneurs. We’re excited […]

January 21, 2015

Note: This post also published at NextView’s blog for seed stage companies The View From Seed. The startup ecosystem is often full of hyperbole, which is perfectly understandable when you think about it.  A population of founders, employees, investors, advisors, and others all aligned in trying to build large disruptive businesses is naturally prone to […]

December 4, 2014

I like to say that “there are only co-founders” — it’s extraordinarily rare for a successful business to have just a sole founder. But not all co-founders are equal in terms of title, ownership, responsibilities, and so forth.  As a result, one of the trickier things co-founders tackle is determining the equity split amongst the […]

October 29, 2014

Most folks reading this will know that many startups were built in part with the help of venture capital. Most attention goes to tech companies ranging from Google to Genentech, but some non-tech companies like FedEx and Starbucks also raised VC early in their lives. However, many folks probably don’t think about exactly where those VC […]

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  • Lee Hower
     - 3 hours ago
    @nickducoff I'm not saying don't be ambitious generally… but one can't be overly ambitious or sweat every tiny decision in life
  • Lee Hower
     - 4 hours ago
    @nickducoff not a qualifier so much as imploring one to be ambitious when it's worth it…
  • Lee Hower
     - 4 hours ago
    when the reward for winning is huge, be ambitious
  • Rob Go
     - 5 hours ago
    Nothing like the real thing. New post: http://t.co/vMzXoDR2gH
  • Rob Go
     - 6 hours ago
    @ceonunneley that's even more of "the real thing" :)

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