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Mattermark Daily – Monday, February 22nd, 2016

From the Investors

The GSV Team unveiled their annual list of the most dynamic private companies with the potential to become $1 billion value companies. Investor sentiment ebbs and flows but enduring companies will continue to be built in “Trailblazing the Global Silicon Valley

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Chris Dixon of Andreessen Horowitz believes cheap embedded processors are going to be built into everything in the coming years in “What’s Next in Computing?

Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures surveys Venture Capitalists and Limited Partners to understand the sectors they find promising in 2016 in “The Full Dataset on What VCs are Thinking About Funding in 2016

Tim Draper of DFJ & Draper Associates discusses investing in Tesla, the best pitch he has ever seen and the evolution of venture and startups in “20VC: Tim Draper” (podcast)

Alida Miranda-Wolff and John Hoesley of The PrivateBank delve into how venture debt has changed over time, and how those changes may benefit entrepreneurs at the right stage in “How to Seal a Venture Debt Deal.”

Nisa Amoils of New York Angels notes that ‘Frontier Tech’ startups have raised $3.2 billion since 2014 and dives into why that won’t slow down anytime soon in “Why Investing in Disruptive (Frontier) Tech is Your Best Hedge

Victor Gutwein of M25 Group explains the subjectivity involved in funding seed-stage startups after they’ve reached the “investable” hurdle in “Sorting the Investable from the Detestable

From the Operators

Aaron Duck of Sales Hacker encourages sales leaders to inspire their teams by leveraging different approaches that appeal to different values in “6 Unorthodox Ways to Inspire Low-Performing Salespeople

Tom Ruginis of PerlsteinLab unveils the details of their burn rate metrics from their first year of operations it in “2015 Burn Rate

Mike McCue of Flipboard describes how to lead by ‘first principles’ when everything is at stake in “The Most Powerful Lesson I’ve Ever Learned in Business

Kirsti Grant of Populate encourages founders to think about the long game when it comes to building a scalable team culture in “Don’t Risk Your Culture for Growth

John Saddington of TOMO reflects on raising venture capital in “The 3 Types of Pitches That You Will Always & Inevitably Give VCs

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Your Lead Scoring Is Ineffective, But We Can Fix It (read more)

Traditional lead scoring is inefficient in today’s economy. Mattermark Marketing VP Dawn Poulos has a few tips to help you boost your lead velocity rate.

Here’s her guide to understanding the Lead Velocity Rate

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