Best of the Press
Ian Rose of BBC News details a project by Bloomberg Beta and Mattermark to predict future founders in “Over 40? Data Says You Could Be the Perfect Entrepreneur“
Mat Honan of Wired describes Twitter’s announcement of Fabric as Twitter ‘becoming a mobile services company’ in “Twitter’s Audacious Plan to Infiltrate All Your Apps“
Dieter Bohn of The Verge says Google’s new Inbox app is ‘Gmail, mediated by a Google Now assistant’ in “Inbox is a Total Reinvention of Email From Google“
From the Investors
Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz, Ron Conway of SV Angel and Parker Conrad of Zenefits discuss startup fundraising tactics and stories with Q&A from Stanford University students in “Lecture 9: How to Raise Money” (video)
Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures shares his notes from a recent talk by Bill Macaitis, former CMO of ZenDesk, in “The 9 Marketing Disciplines of Great SaaS Companies“
David Skok of Matrix Partners compares SaaS operational costs, gross margins, churn rates and more metrics in “2014 Pacific Crest SaaS Survey – Part 2“
Bing Gordon of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers believes Magic Leap can be ‘the ultimate stage in the evolution of computing’ in “Why We Invested in Magic Leap“
Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures supports Google acquiring Firebase to scale their team and product in “Firebase“
Reshma Sohoni of Seedcamp lists Mattermark as one of eight services she uses often in “Reshma’s Favorite Sites“
From the Operators
Taro Fukuyama of AnyPerk tells the story of his team sleeping in a car, struggling to raise funding and pivoting while in Y Combinator in “We Just Thought, ‘This is How You Start A Company in America“
Bhavin Parikh of Magoosh and Aaron Schwartz of Modify Watches turn the tables on investors in “6 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Ask During an Investor Meeting“
Rajen Sanghvi of ShopLocket highlights his key takeaways from Lecture 9 of Y Combinator’s Startup Class in “17 Quotes from Marc Andreessen & Ron Conway on How To Raise Money“
Dan Martell of Clarity.fm reflects on a question he was asked when raising his Seed round in “Long Term Greedy vs. Short Term Greedy“
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Best of the Press
Kevin Roose of New York Magazine covers Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz’s perspective on optimism, robots and diversity in “Marc Andreessen In Conversation“
Christopher Mims of the Wall Street Journal addresses government spending on R&D and innovation in “Humanity’s Last Great Hope: Venture Capitalists“
David Rotman of MIT Technology Review evaluates technology’s impact on economic opportunities for ‘the rich and everyone else’ in “Technology and Inequality“
From the Investors
Bryan Johnson of OS Fund and Braintree announces his $100 million OS Fund to invest in ‘quantum leap discoveries’ in “Rewrite the OS, Change the World“
Andy Rachleff of Wealthfront and Benchmark Capital shares his thoughts on what makes a company the ‘Gorilla’ of their market in “When It Comes to Market Leadership, Be the Gorilla“
Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures cites four products where ‘the value of the service increases for all customers as the business grows’ in “Network Effects for SaaS Businesses“
Angel Investor Gary Vaynerchuk urges people to, ‘Put that content out!’ in “To Share of Not to Share? That is the Question“
Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures reflects on how he stays grounded and the value of arguing in “Getting Feedback and Listening To It“
From the Operators
Neil Thanedar of Labdoor responds to Mattermark CEO Danielle Morrill’s B2B customer acquisition strategy with his vison for Mattermark’s future in ‘Is Mattermark the next LinkedIn?“
Jason Cohen of WP Engine says to ‘shut up and get going’ and just ‘make a strong decision’ in “Stubborn Visionaries & Pigheaded Fools“
Mikael Cho of Crew highlights his team’s side projects that generate 40% of their revenue in “How Side Projects Saved Our Startup“
Ben Ronning of Tradecraft outlines four key aspects of design he learned in becoming a UX designer in “Ready. Fire. Aim“
Paul O’Donnell of Matheson questions the future of Google being defensible and sutainable in “The Death of Google“
Today, 500 Startups Mountain View, is hosting their Demo Day for Batch 10 (Summer 2014). 30 companies will be pitching their products to an audience of VCs, Angel Investors and decision makers at large tech companies, in hopes of closing their next round of funding. At Mattermark, we’ve created a 500 Startups Batch 10 mobile website for you to quickly track the startups and gain insight around their momentum. This list is sorted by Mattermark’s Mindshare Score, which quantifies metrics from app downloads, social media traction, website traffic and press mentions.
We ranked the outstanding Batch 10 class of 500 Startups and found the following five with the highest Mindshare Score:
- Promolta, helps musicians get discovered by promoting their music videos to highly targeted audiences. Mattermark Mindshare Score: 656.
- Shopline, enables Asian merchants to easily launch online and mobile shops. Their platform supports native language content and regional payment methods. Mattermark Mindshare Score: 633.
- Givesurance, is a funding platform for charities that enables supporters to make annual donations through their existing insurance payment. Mattermark Mindshare Score: 464.
- YogaTrail, is an online network where users find and connect with yoga studios, teachers, and retreats. Mattermark Mindshare Score: 419.
- UXCam, is a UX optimization tool for mobile apps, which offers a cost-effective way to capture data with real context and visualize it. Mattermark Mindshare Score: 418.
There are 25 other great startups demoing today and you can see their Mindshare Score with our 500 Startups Batch 10 mobile website. You can save the mobile website’s URL on your smartphone’s homescreen for convenient access.
Did you know that you can use Mattermark to search for companies based on accelerator programs? Simply sign up for a free trial and use our Advanced Search and Filters to sort, track, and compare companies from accelerator programs like 500 Startups, Y Combinator, AngelPad, TechStars, RockHealth, and more.