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Mattermark Daily – Monday, August 11th

From the Investors

Peter Diamandis of Singularity University Labs predicts the top future drone applications at the intersection of the IoT and AI in “Ten Reasons Drones Are Disruptive

Theresia Gouw of Aspect Ventures dissects the consequences of pattern recognition in VC for female founders in “No More ‘Pipeline’ Excuses

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures analyzes the increased volatility and competition in the mobile app space in “Four Major Competitive Trends in Mobile App Stores

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures eyes the biggest threat to bitcoin—a hostile tax policy—in “Bitcoin and Taxes

Jeffrey Carter of West Loop Ventures proposes that Chicago capitalize on its history of risk management in “Hey Chicago, Want to Control the Future Internet? Here’s How Using Bitcoin

Hunter Walk of Homebrew Ventures gives founders four tips to earn a rec in “Why Most VCs Won’t Intro You to Other VCs (Unless You Follow These Steps)

Brad Feld of Foundry Group continues his mentor series, encourages founders and mentors to be “fair witnesses” in “Mentors 4/18: Be Direct. Tell The Truth, However Hard

Tien Anh Nguyen of OpenView Venture Partners compiles the top resources to create “The Ultimate SaaS Pricing Resources Guide

Li Jiang of GSV Capital turns to a company’s mission in order to surmount “The Struggle” in “Mission, Inc.

Jonathan Friedman of LionBird Ventures uses Mattermark as an example of how to value startups, and how what you don’t know really can hurt you, in “Ways to Improve Angel.co (Part 3)

From the Operators

Serial Entrepreneur Erica Douglass recounts her experience at Y Combinator’s first hackathon in “My Experience at YC Hacks

Neil Patel of KISSmetrics builds an audience before he builds a product in “Ever Tell Yourself That Your Startup is Going to Make It Instead of Facing the Truth?

Jason Thompson of 33 Sticks prioritizes analytics for founders short on bandwidth in “Data Driven Startups

Erika Lynn Abigail of Model View Culture critically examines the language often used in hiring Autistics in “Autistics in the Silicon Valley

Jack Dorsey of Square and the company’s history are extensively profiled in “Back to Square One” (via Fast Company)

© Mattermark 2024. Sources: Mattermark Research, Crunchbase, AngelList.