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NextView's Pitch To Founders

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NextView's Pitch To Founders

  1. 1. As investors, we get pitched all the time. We are a high-conviction, hands-on seed VC firm. But here’s our pitch to you. NextViewVentures.com
  2. 2. … by investing in them across the US *More on this in a bit We champion founders who are redesigning the Everyday Economy* INTRODUCTION
  3. 3. (backwards) We also think the typical fundraising pitch process is kind of: INTRODUCTION
  4. 4. So why is the traditional startup fundraising process so opaque and arduous? Entrepreneurs take the risk to build something special. INTRODUCTION
  5. 5. We want to reverse the process. Let us pitch you. INTRODUCTION
  6. 6. Before we meet, here are a few key things you probably want to know: WHO WE ARE HOW WE HELP HOW WE THINK INTRODUCTION
  7. 7. WHO WE ARE melody, rob lee, and dave
  8. 8. hands-on seed investors. We’re high-conviction, WHO WE ARE WHO WE ARE
  9. 9. WHO WE ARE WHO WE ARE We’re high-conviction, We lead or co-lead 10-12 investments every year. hands-on seed investors.
  10. 10. WHO WE ARE WHO WE ARE We’re high-conviction, For 4 partners, that’s only 2-3 investments each year, per person. hands-on seed investors.
  11. 11. WHO WE ARE WHO WE ARE hands-on seed investors. We’re high-conviction, Once we invest, we’ll sit on the board, and actively help the company (more on this later).
  12. 12. WHO WE ARE WHO WE ARE hands-on seed investors. We’re high-conviction, Founders usually come to us before they have meaningful traction.
  13. 13. WHO WE ARE WHO WE ARE hands-on seed investors. We’re high-conviction, Sometimes, that means a pre-seed at the conception stage.
  14. 14. WHO WE ARE WHO WE ARE hands-on seed investors. We’re high-conviction, Other times, there is a live product with early signs of product-market fit.
  15. 15. WHO WE ARE WHO WE ARE hands-on seed investors. We’re high-conviction, Our initial checks range from $100K - $1.5M.
  16. 16. WHO WE ARE WHO WE ARE hands-on seed investors. We’re high-conviction, We have capital to support companies in follow-on rounds, but most of our investments happen upfront.
  17. 17. WHO WE ARE WHO WE ARE hands-on seed investors. We’re high-conviction, We don’t “do deals”, we make meaningful investments, and we do so as a team.
  18. 18. The path to product-market fit is risky, uncertain, and winding. WHO WE ARE
  19. 19. We know. We’ve walked it ourselves. Co-Founder, Sombasa Media Product Lead, eBay Early PayPal, Co-Founder LinkedIn Head of Product, Blue Apron DAVID BEISEL Co-Founder & Partner ROB GO Co-Founder & Partner LEE HOWER Co-Founder & Partner MELODY KOH Partner WHO WE ARE
  20. 20. Regardless of who sits on your board, you have access to the entire NextView team and network from Day 1. WHO WE ARE
  21. 21. WHO WE ARE Finding product-market fit is tough, so our platform helps remove barriers that get in your way. We also focus all our resources and programming on the seed-stage.
  22. 22. WHO WE ARE Our focused approach is working. of our seeds get to series A or a successful acquisition ▴2/3 Of the successful founders we’ve backed have chosen to work with us again 100%
  23. 23. 23 We’ve built an expansive platform of resources to address these challenges. Here are a few initiatives we’ve previously launched. At the seed stage, founders only care about four things: HOW WE HELP HIRING GREAT PEOPLE BUILDING A PRODUCT USERS LOVE GETTING MORE CUSTOMERS NOT RUNNING OUT OF MONEY
  24. 24. 24 HIRING GREAT PEOPL E BUILDING A PRODUCT USERS LOVE GETTING MORE CUSTOMER S NOT RUNNING OUT OF MONEY HOW WE HELP We created a Talent Exchange program to match candidates with portfolio companies. We also offer programs and advising around recruitment for startups.
  25. 25. 25 HIRING GREAT PEOPL E BUILDING A PRODUCT USERS LOVE GETTING MORE CUSTOMER S NOT RUNNING OUT OF MONEY HOW WE HELP We assembled the best product leaders in the world to advise and assist our portfolio. Product Content Sales User Acquisition Brand Transactional Audience Marketplace, B2B2C Jared Cluff (User Acquisition Match, Blue Apron) Nancy Go (Brand marketing, Devoted Health, Wayfair, Chewy, Dia&Co Mike Volpe (Hubspot, Lola) Jess Meher (Invision, Notarize) Brian Long (Attentive, TapCommerce) Brian Balfour (Growth Hubspot, Reforge) Growth Fareed Mosavat (Slack) Analytics & Lifecycle Fatma Collins (artsy, Fab, Jet) Pierre Valde (Sunrise, Jumbo, Foursquare) Sara Wajnberg (Oscar) Growth Product Guilds Consumer B2B Consumer B2B
  26. 26. 26 HIRING GREAT PEOPL E BUILDING A PRODUCT USERS LOVE GETTING MORE CUSTOMER S NOT RUNNING OUT OF MONEY HOW WE HELP We introduced a founder to their first (and ultimately biggest) customer. We do all-hands on deck sales and recruiting on behalf of our portfolio. We introduced one founder to their first customer (and ultimately their two biggest customers). For another founder, we recruited the company’s CTO, 1st senior engineer, VP Marketing, and Director of customer success in the first 6 months after our investment.
  27. 27. 27 HIRING GREAT PEOPL E BUILDING A PRODUCT USERS LOVE GETTING MORE CUSTOMER S NOT RUNNING OUT OF MONEY HOW WE HELP We published a pitch deck template that anyone can use. Click here if you want it, too.
  28. 28. HIRING GREAT PEOPL E BUILDING A PRODUCT USERS LOVE GETTING MORE CUSTOMER S NOT RUNNING OUT OF MONEY HOW WE HELP All the resources in our platform have one thing in common. They actually help seed-stage founders and their teams. HOW WE HELP
  29. 29. You don’t have to take our word for it. Just listen to what our founders have to say... HOW WE HELP
  30. 30. “More than any other investor we worked with, you actually get support from everyone. The team fought for me with a ton of accounts, and they all regularly offered help and feedback.” Brian Long CEO & Co-Founder, TapCommerce (Acquired by Twitter) HOW WE HELP
  31. 31. “When I was fundraising for our Series A, David was my go-to person for advice and feedback.” Mary Biggins Co-Founder, MealPal Previous Co-Founder, ClassPass HOW WE HELP
  32. 32. “We wouldn’t be here without NextView’s partnership. They are my go-to call in the middle of the night when I need help or advice.” Stu Landesberg Founder, Grove Collaborative HOW WE HELP
  33. 33. We want to partner with more founders like Brian, Mary and Stu. Here’s how we think about finding them. HOW WE HELP
  34. 34. WHO WE ARE HOW WE THINK We care about the who, what, how and why.
  35. 35. WHO WE ARE HOW WE THINK We love backing exceptional and authentic, but perhaps misunderstood, founders. We care about the who, what, how and why.
  36. 36. WHO WE ARE HOW WE THINK They want to redesign daily living for everyday people. We care about the who, what, how and why.
  37. 37. WHO WE ARE HOW WE THINK According to the U.S. Dept. of Labor, people spend most of their time and money in just seven categories. We care about the who, what, how and why.
  38. 38. Portfolio Examples 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Home Percentage of Spending by Category Work & Money (incl. taxes, insurance, retirement) Transportation Food Health Entertainment Apparel We call these categories the Everyday Economy* U.S. Dept of Labor *Remember this?
  39. 39. WHO WE ARE HOW WE THINK To learn more about the Everyday Economy, click here. We care about the who, what, how and why.
  40. 40. WHO WE ARE HOW WE THINK They also deliver jaw-dropping value with competition-crushing business models (JDCC for short). We care about the who, what, how and why.
  41. 41. WHO WE ARE HOW WE THINK This generation will dictate how technology with transform every meaningful part of human life. We care about the who, what, how and why.
  42. 42. WHO WE ARE HOW WE THINK This transformation can build a dystopian nightmare or something more beautiful than what exists today. We care about the who, what, how and why.
  43. 43. WHO WE ARE HOW WE THINK We’re based in BOS and NYC, but we invest all over the U.S. The where doesn’t really matter. Boston & NYC OFFICES San Francisco PRESENCE Across the U.S. INVESTMENTS
  44. 44. CASE STUDY
  45. 45. Let’s use a real-life example. Meet , a personalized styling subscription service for plus-sized women. CASE STUDY
  46. 46. WHO: Nadia Boujarwah & Lydia Gilbert CASE STUDY After meeting at HBS, Nadia teamed up with Lydia to solve a problem she’s faced her whole life: finding stylish plus-sized clothing. Exceptional founders, misunderstood market
  47. 47. WHAT: Everyday Economy Product CASE STUDY of women in the U.S. wear a size 14 or above, yet very few retailers offer well-fitting and stylish options. This means finding clothes that fit is often painful and emotionally taxing. 67%
  48. 48. HOW: JDCC Model CASE STUDY Dia&Co creates a lovable shopping experience for plus-size women and builds a data moat that grows stronger with each customer interaction. Jaw-Dropping Competition Crushing (JDCC) Business Model More Data Better Selection & Personalization More Customers
  49. 49. HOW WE THINK We’re proud to play a part in ’s journey.
  50. 50. NextViewVentures.com Let’s build the future we want to live in. Could we help you on yours?

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