Lee Hower, Partner/CoFounder of NextView Ventures

Lee speaks so well, it’s almost pointless for me to comment. Watch it and you’ll understand how NextView has been able to raise a fund and rack in 3 exits in the past 6 months. Just a class outfit.

Here are some shownotes related to the video.

0:30 Being a double unicorn–getting in early at Paypal and LinkedIn

3:00 Moving back to New England from Silicon Valley

4:45 Where NextView fits in in the VC ecosystem

6:30 Sourcing early stage … Read More

9 Point Checklist Before Investing in an Angel (or VC) Fund


In the last post, I discussed how commingled funds, whether they be managed by micro-VCs, leading angels, or traditional venture capital funds, can be an important component in an early stage investor’s overall strategy. This is especially for those who otherwise can’t assemble a diversified portfolio. In this post, I’m going to talk about 9 areas I think are most relevant to look at before investing in a startup fund. They are:

1)     The Manager’s Background /Reputation

2)     Prior … Read More