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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 […]

September 30, 2014

eBay announced today plans to separate itself into two companies, one the core eBay marketplace business and the other is the PayPal payments business.  This is a move that’s been contemplated by folks both inside the company and outside for many years.  Recently prominent activist shareholders have also been “encouraging” eBay management to spin off […]

September 16, 2014

GrabCAD today announced their acquisition by Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS).  All of us at NextView extend our congratulations to founder Hardi Meybaum and the rest of the GrabCAD team.  There’s a variety of coverage of it in the tech press (BetaBoston, TechCrunch), but I wanted to share the story of how we came to know the […]

July 16, 2014

One of our portfolio companies, Plastiq, announced yesterday that they raised a $10M Series B led by Khosla Ventures and are planning to move their headquarters from Boston to San Francisco.  We’re thrilled for the company to have a great investment partner joining the syndicate and one with deep payments expertise having backed companies like Square, […]

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  • Rob Go
     - 8 hours ago
    RT @davidbeisel: What a year it's been! Looking back at everything that's happened to our firm @NextViewVC in 2014: http://t.co/u0Pi1AY9pq
  • David Beisel
     - 8 hours ago
    What a year it's been! Looking back at everything that's happened to our firm @NextViewVC in 2014: http://t.co/u0Pi1AY9pq
  • Lee Hower
     - 10 hours ago
    @birsic unfortunately not. Happily startup ipo's aren't rare / newsworthy anymore like when I started doing these. Good ipo's for both tho
  • Rob Go
     - 1 day ago
    wish I could unsee @phineasb as a ballerina, but I can not
  • Rob Go
     - 1 day ago
    It's all about burn rate, slow spendin - well done @firstround http://t.co/eDiGSR9cUM

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