‘A-typical’ Entrepreneurial Journey with Darren Nix

November 20th, 2020

Our motto is “for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs,” so we have created a series on the journeys of our founders. We know that not one journey is like the other. Therefore, here is another in our  ‘A-typical’ Entrepreneurial Journey series. Founder Spotlight: Darren Nix, founder and president at Steadily Steadily, was created by industry experts to […]

Why I Wrote This D*mn Book

November 17th, 2020

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Let Me Talk You Out of Being an Entrepreneur

November 10th, 2020

A short, two question quiz might just save five years of your life (and a hell of a lot of pain).

 ‘A-typical’ Entrepreneurial Journey with Colin Anawaty

November 10th, 2020

Our motto is “for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs,” so we have created a series on the journeys of our founders. We know that not one journey is like the other. Therefore, here is another in our  ‘A-typical’ Entrepreneurial Journey series.

Find a Brutally Honest Friend In Your Life and Ask Them This One Question!

November 6th, 2020

An unusual way to get feedback might be the secret to unlocking your entrepreneurial dreams.

How to Accidentally F*ck Up Your Career Every Day!

October 28th, 2020

The world is filled with blog posts and clickbait that will tell you the seven hacks you need to do to become super successful, wealthy, and powerful and to climb the corporate ladder. These drive me nuts for multiple reasons! It seems so easy – like any other “hack” – and for the most part provides very little in terms of actionable, specific ideas that you can actually put into place.

‘A-typical’ Entrepreneurial Journey with Sam Lucas

October 21st, 2020

Our motto is “for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs,” so we have created a series on the journeys of our founders. We know that not one journey is like the other. Therefore, here is another in our  ‘A-typical’ Entrepreneurial Journey series.

Just DON’T Do It: Five Reasons NOT to become an entrepreneur

October 16th, 2020

The greatest part of my day job as a venture capitalist is the inspiration I draw from watching amazing Founders take a crazy concept, work tirelessly, and sacrifice a ton with the sole purpose of turning a dream into a reality. I recognize how hard the entrepreneurial journey is – and I know full well of the ups and downs that the job brings.

‘A-Typical’ Entrepreneurial Journey Series with Vivian Chu

September 30th, 2020

We know that not one journey is like the other. Therefore, here is the first in our series on the  ‘A-typical’ Entrepreneurial Journey. As you get to know our founders on both a professional and personal level, we hope you can learn something along the way.

The Future of DeathTech: Interview with Adelle Archer, CEO and Founder of Eterneva

September 23rd, 2020

Medium interviewed a founder of one of our portfolio companies, Adelle Archer, the CEO of Eterneva. Founded in 2017, Eterneva is a consumer technology company that creates diamonds from cremated ashes.

How to persist through unprecedented leadership challenges (without losing your mind in the process)

September 1st, 2020

When everything feels uncertain and out of control, the one thing you can control is between your ears. Some call it grit. Some call it stubbornness. I prefer simply persistence. A persistent mindset is the only thing that will keep your head above water despite the deluge around you. It will allow you to remain focused and keep plugging away at your business goals no matter what. But it won’t happen overnight — it takes daily practice and dedication.

Why We Invest in Themes, Not Sectors

July 10th, 2020

For decades, the question, What type of work are you in? had a straightforward answer. Most people did a specific job for a business in a defined industry. If you started a business on your own, it was in a particular sector, like travel, or food, or retail. Business investors followed the same path.

Communicating During a Crisis

April 20th, 2020

For many entrepreneurs, the last month has been the most challenging time in their careers. But it’s also a time when employees, customers, and colleagues are looking to company founders for leadership and guidance. What should you say to people who are concerned about their jobs and their future?

The Top Actions Entrepreneurs Should Take Right Now

April 7th, 2020

In this unprecedented time in history, we know we don’t have all the answers. But we do have experience and empathy. We asked members of our Entrepreneurs Council and leaders of the firm about how entrepreneurs should think about their business right now.

NCV’s Top 8 in ’18

January 2nd, 2019

“Through numerous strong additions to our portfolio, expanding our Venture Partner program and ramping up our E2E programming, we couldn’t be prouder of our entrepreneurs’ accomplishments in 2018.”

10 Things Our Founders Are Grateful for this Year

December 3rd, 2018

The holiday season is often about taking time away from work to spend with family and friends, but as entrepreneurs ourselves, we know that is no easy feat for a founder.

The Rise of the Female Founder and Robotics in the Human Environment with Andrea Thomaz

November 14th, 2018

“I think there is something to be said about these two women coming in and selling technology made by women, for women.”

The Future of Work with Scott Harmon

September 4th, 2018

“Prideful entrepreneurs don’t tend to do that well unless they’re insanely lucky.”

Blockchain is the New Social Network with Dave Hendricks

May 15th, 2018

“I think everybody in the tech investment community will be paying their associates partly in crypto by 2020.”

SXSW Panel Preview: Digital Natives Disrupting Fragrance with Eric Korman

March 9th, 2018

“Organic doesn’t just happen organically.”

SXSW Panel Preview: Digital Natives Disrupting Healthcare with Julia Cheek

February 20th, 2018

“If you are not optimizing day in and day out, and really growth hacking the platform, you’re toast.”

Turning Thought Leadership Content Into Company Change with Matt Cain

February 13th, 2018

“We went on to explore triggers, histories, personality traits, and several other factors that brought us closer together.”

Utilizing Your Board with Richard Lebovitz

November 21st, 2017

“The number one thing is to make it easy for the board to give you productive advice.”

Diversity and Inclusion with Erik Larson

November 15th, 2017

“Thinking about inclusion early on and pursuing it actively is a strategically smart thing to do.”

Are you truly ready to be an entrepreneur?

November 5th, 2016

Before making the decision of becoming an entrepreneur, you really need to do a gut-chuck. Are you willing to make big-time sacrifices? Ready for lots of unpredictability?

E2E stands for “entrepreneur to entrepreneur”