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Mattermark Analysis & Mattermark Daily – Monday, January 26th, 2015

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From the Investors

Benedict Evans of Andreessen Horowitz details his methodology for estimating global mobile metrics by location, OS and active devices in “Where Do Mobile Numbers Come From?

Fredrik Arnander of Standout Capital provides five ‘principles for strategy shift’ he believes founders should ponder before pivoting in “To Change, or Not to Change Your Strategy?

Brad Feld of Foundry Group points out multiple scenarios that could lead a company to choose to raise more funding in “We Will Never Need Another Financing

Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures lists the ‘key benefits of sending updates [to investors], from most obvious to subtle’ in “Do Founders Get Value from Investor Updates?

Angel Investor Jason Calacanis says, ‘do it in one hour’ and breaks down the information founders should include in an investor update in “What Should I Include in My Monthly Investment Update?

Brett Hurt of Hurt Family Investments guides founders in understanding SaaS network effects with Bazaarvoice’s ‘The Conversion Index’ presentation in “Investing in Natural Network Effects in SaaS

Jonathan Friedman of LionBird Ventures highlights four factors he sees VCs consider when determining a ‘fair’ valuation in “Are Early Stage Startup Valuations Determined at Random?

Satya Patel of Homebrew encourages founders to stay focused by saying no to seven common distractions in “Successful Startups Say ‘No’

From the Operators

Author Ben Casnocha shares his ‘behind-the-scenes’ essay with fourteen lessons he learned from working with Reid Hoffman at LinkedIn in “10,000 Hours with Reid Hoffman: What I Learned

Paul Lambert formerly of Learndot explains his three main reasons why he is joining Twitter vs. Google as a Product Manager in “Selling Learndot and Joining Twitter

Michael Owens of Choose Energy showcases multiple hiring strategies and principles from ‘design leaders’ in “Designing the Hiring Process

Tanay Jaipuria of McKinsey & Company segments the commercial banking industry and reveals startups looking to disrupt each segment in “The Unbundling of Commercial Banks

The First Round Review looks to spread inspiration, motivation and business advice to founders by founders and startup employees in “The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2014


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