NextView Ventures

Rob Go


I am a co-founder and partner of NextView, a thematic, seed-stage venture capital fund. I try to spend as much time as possible working with entrepreneurs and investing in businesses that are trying to solve important problems for everyday people.

I was previously a venture capitalist at Spark Capital, a leading venture capital firm focused on the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment.

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Notable Investments

Sunrise, Jumbo Privacy, Devoted Health, Monument Health, Otis Wealth, Attentive Mobile, Whoop

Questions & Answers

Origin Story: In a couple sentences, how would you describe your path to becoming an investor?

I had no idea what I wanted to do so I started out as a management consultant. Chased love to the Bay Area and became a consumer internet product manager. Got a cold email from Spark Capital and was able to learn the venture business there. Started NextView with my partners and haven't been fired yet :)

Investment Approach: What are the key factors you consider when evaluating a founding team?

Founder/market fit. How well do the strengths of the founding team align with the hardest parts of building their particular business. Also, is the team extraordinarily great at something that matters for this company?

What's your style and approach when it comes to working with founders post-investment? What are the characteristics of founders you've worked well with?

We are high-conviction, hands-on investors. We make fewer investments on a per partner basis than any other seed fund in the country. We like to be collaborative and engaged with founders and empower them to be the best leaders they can be.

If I'm coming to pitch to you or your firm, what's the one piece of advice you'd give me?

Make sure I "get" what it is you do within the first 5 minutes.

How would you describe your own personal mission and values, and how do they impact the way you invest?

I want to do my part to help design the future that I want my kids to live in

What do you like best about investing in NYC, and what’s your outlook on the future of NYC tech?

The deepest and most dynamic collection of human talent in the world. It will cement its place as one of the 3 most important tech and innovation centers on Earth.