59 episodes

From early-stage VC NextView Ventures, Traction is a show about all the creative, clever, unusual, and downright brilliant ways entrepreneurs scrap their way to early results. These are stories you don't often hear despite being crucial to every startup.

Founders, startup execs, media members, and investors are interviewed, with a unique spin and sound.

Subscribe for these shows and more content like it at ViewFromSeed.com

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    • 4.9 • 135 Ratings

From early-stage VC NextView Ventures, Traction is a show about all the creative, clever, unusual, and downright brilliant ways entrepreneurs scrap their way to early results. These are stories you don't often hear despite being crucial to every startup.

Founders, startup execs, media members, and investors are interviewed, with a unique spin and sound.

Subscribe for these shows and more content like it at ViewFromSeed.com

    The Idea Maze: Five Key Takeaways from Year 1

    The Idea Maze: Five Key Takeaways from Year 1

    After our first year of The Idea Maze, we wanted to share five key takeaways that we have distilled from these converations. Listen now to host Rob Go break down the most significant lessons he learned from past episodes. 
     
    If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to subscribe to The Idea Maze. 
     

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    Bonus Episode: The Idea Maze with Mike Salguero of Butcherbox

    Bonus Episode: The Idea Maze with Mike Salguero of Butcherbox

    Hello Traction Listeners! Did you know we have another podcast, The Idea Maze? Hosted by Nextview Co-Founder Rob Go, each episode gives us an intimate, unfiltered look at a founder's journey through the twists and turns of the idea maze. We're sharing a favorite episode from Season 1 featuring Mike Salguero, founder of Butcherbox. 
     
    If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to subscribe to The Idea Maze. 

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    NextView All-Hands: Redesigning the Everyday Economy

    NextView All-Hands: Redesigning the Everyday Economy

    In a very special episode of Traction, we sit down as a team and discuss the new mission of the firm and talk through B2C and B2B examples of the Everyday Economy. We learn what commonalities exist among founders who are redesigning that economy, and the NextView partners share their perspectives on the next big wave of internet innovation. Plus, we share some news about the future of the show.
    Subscribe to get all NextView content at nextviewvc.com/blog
    Follow the NextView team on Twitter:
    David: twitter.com/davidbeisel
    Rob: twitter.com/robgo
    Lee: twitter.com/leehower
    Ginny: twitter.com/ginnymineo
    Listen to Jay's podcast about questioning conventional thinking at unthinkable.fm
    Thanks for listening to Traction!

    • 48 min
    Powerful Mental Models for Product-Market Fit & Beyond (Andy Rachleff, Wealthfront)

    Powerful Mental Models for Product-Market Fit & Beyond (Andy Rachleff, Wealthfront)

    On the podcast today, NextView cofounder Rob Go sits down with Andy Rachleff, VC veteran and the president, CEO, and executive chairman of Wealthfront. They talk about how Andy came up with the term product-market fit, how he applied his own lessons (and updated them) in building Wealthfront, and the mental models founders can use to unlock their real unfair advantage in a tactics-obsessed world: how you think.
    Follow Andy on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arachleff 
    Follow Rob on Twitter: http://twitter.com/robgo 
    Subscribe to the newsletter, The Next View, to get 1 new link and 1 strong opinion on tech each week: http://nextviewvc.com/blog 

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    #46: Starting Your Influencer Marketing

    #46: Starting Your Influencer Marketing

    Today, Samantha Howe of Grove Collaborative shares her in-depth knowledge of a massive trend in marketing: working with influencers. You'll hear how to get started, approach influencer in your space, and measure impact. Jay and Samantha also rant against some of the less effective but common tactics permeating this approach to marketing.
    Follow Samantha on Twitter: https://twitter.com/howesocial 
    Follow Jay on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jayacunzo 
    Check out the latest from NextView's refreshed brand, including the introduction to the Everyday Economy: http://nextview.vc/eetraction 
    Here is NextView's pitch to founders: http://nextview.vc/pitchdecktraction 
    Lastly, subscribe to get all of NextView's content at http://nextviewvc.com/blog 

    • 43 min
    #45: How to Grow a Growth Team (Fareed Mosavat, Slack)

    #45: How to Grow a Growth Team (Fareed Mosavat, Slack)

    On the show today, Fareed Mosavat shares his experiences on growth teams for Slack, Instacart, and RunKeeper. We learn from his approach but also extract valuable lessons about where growth jobs actually fit into your overall organization.
    Follow Fareed on Twitter: https://twitter.com/far33d 
    Follow Jay on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayacunzo 
    Subscribe to get all of NextView's content at http://nextviewvc.com/blog (including the Hitchhiker's Guides to Boston: http://bostontechguide.com/ and NYC: http://startupguide.nyc/ 
    Listen to Jay's other podcast, Unthinkable: http://unthinkable.fm or iTunes http://bit.ly/unthinkablefm

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

K2 in CO ,

one of the well done startup podcasts

There are a lot out there and I have sampled lots of 'em. This one is concise, well edited, relevant to seed stage, has the occasional female founder (unusual), and avoids over-use of annoying filler words (pls stop saying awesome and like very fifth word, hosts). Well done, Jay and the production team.

Sasaja01 ,

A lot of knowledge and learning

A lot of knowledge and learning in a short amount of time. Speed of QnA is perfect. Love the show format as well. Thank you!

crazyivanCO ,

Great content

Love what these guys put together. Very well done!

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