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Mattermark Daily – Monday, August 10th, 2015

Education Startups: Vertical Overview


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  • Growth Scores, Employee Counts, and Company-level funding data for the 10 fastest growing U.S. Education startups
  • The 5 Most Active Investors in the space, sorted by number of deals done
  • Total Funding announced by Education startups

From the Investors

Connie Chan of Andreessen Horowitz dissects WeChat’s ‘app-within-an-app’ model and its impact on the future of messaging apps and mobile commerce in “When One App Rules Them All: The Case of WeChat and Mobile in China

Paul Graham of Y Combinator says startups without a .com name signals weakness and is a mistake that should be fixed in “Change Your Name

Zaw Thet of Signia Venture Partners discovers that a lack of capital and strict focus helped drive Brightroll’s success in “Meet the Operators: Q&A with Tod Sacerdoti, CEO/ Founder of Brightroll (acq. by Yahoo!)” (audio)

Aaron Harris of Y Combinator explains why looking at the decisions a competitor makes from the ‘presumption of intelligence’ can benefit your company in “Presumption of Stupidity

Mahesh Vellanki of Redpoint Ventures recaps the history of global GDP growth and finds that after 1500 A.D., business began ‘to grow the pie for everyone’ in “What Does It Mean for Startups to Create Value?

Max Wessel of Sapphire VC proposes people start articulating bold and counterintuitive positions about the future vs. a constant fear of being wrong in “The Possibility for Outrageous Failure

Kapor Capital is hiring an Analyst and an Associate in Oakland, CA.

From the Operators

Larry Page of Alphabet, Inc. announces Google, Inc. will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet, Inc., along with other Google related brands, and why in “G is for Google

Elizabeth Tobey of Tumblr talks about her experiences as a woman in a leadership role and looks to ‘break down the notion that people are infallible’ in “How Do I Woman Properly?

Danny Minutillo and Gabe Marcial of Tradecraft detail how Ryan Graves landed at Uber and what founders can learn from his story in “Uber’s Secret Weapon

Eric Jorgenson of Evergreen covers how company size and industry structure determine a company’s scale strategy in “Scale as Competitive Advantage: When Scale is Your Ultimate Weapon, and How to Use It

Ron Pragides of Bigcommerce shares his personal observations of building a successful and consistent acquisition strategy in “The Strategy of Mergers & Acquisitions

Geoff McQueen of AffinityLive provides three analogies to explain why raising more venture capital may not be good for the company or the entrepreneur in “Bigger Isn’t Always Better: How A Big Round Can Hurt Your Startup

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