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Mattermark Daily – Monday, January 5th, 2015

Kevin Kelleher and Michael Carney of PandoDaily cite data from Mattermark and Renaissance Capital, finding ‘the number of private finance rounds reached or surpassed $100 million more than doubled last year – while the amount raised more than tripled’ in “Tech IPOs Are Hot, But for the Generation’s Best Companies, It’s All About Private Markets


From the Investors

David Biesel of NextView Ventures provides founders with a checklist of ‘critical to-dos [founders] simply can’t overlook’ once a round has closed in “Critical Tasks to Complete After Raising Seed Capital

Matt Witheiler of Flybridge Capital breaks down his dealflow metrics from 2014 into deal sources, industries and more in “2014: A Retrospective

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures expands on Henry Ward of eShares’ post about bad cap table practices, agreeing ’employees suffer most’ in “Broken Cap Tables

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures details three reasons why he sees the ‘consumerization of IT’ as making an ‘enormous impact on SaaS startups’ in “The Sudden Shift in SaaS Product Pricing

Stephan von Perger of Wellington VC outlines his top picks for startup related events to attend in the European entrepreneur and investor community in “Tech Events 2015

From the Operators

Ben Milne of Dwolla shares his biggest personal and professional takeaways from 2014, highlighting to ‘give credit before it’s due’ and ‘attack results not people’ and more in “2014. Hard* Lessons Learned

Tommy Nicholas of Knox Payments points out Mattermark CEO Danielle Morrill and co-founders’ early decision to ‘kill [Referly] quickly’ in order to validate another idea to survive in “You Should Be Trying to Die

In the News

Alex Konrad of Forbes reveals Forbes’ list of a ‘new crop of investors poised to prove tradition wrong’ in “30 Under 30: The Top Young Investors of Venture Capital

Eric Johnson of re/code highlights Jason Goldberg of Fab’s tweetstorm recommending Twitter to ‘go sell yourself to Google’ in “Twitter Has Lots of Problems, Fab CEO Says in 44-Tweet Storm

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