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Mattermark Daily – Monday, June 23rd

Danielle Morrill of Mattermark analyzes the timing of startup funding in relation to their Product Hunt post-date, finding 27 Pre-Series A investments in the Bay Area and New York potentially sourced on Product Hunt, in “Data Crush: Product Hunt is Quickly Becoming the Hot New Destination for Sourcing Startup Investment Opportunities.” We’re proud to partner with Ryan Hoover and the team at Product Hunt to enrich our data set with a fresh crop of signals and companies whose products are being discussed in the Product Hunt community.

From the Investors

Kevin Swan of iNovia Capital believes that the best LPs are the ones that are the most engaged, in “What it Means to be a Value Add LP

Tren Griffin of Microsoft jots down insights from one of the most successful venture capitalists of all time in “A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Vinod Khosla” — “It’s more like playing a chess game than it is investing.”

Hunter Walk of Homebrew collects his thoughts on some recent developments in tech in “Random: Yo, Slingshot, Product Hunt, Yelp Competition, Taptalk

Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures challenges our comfort with the term “disruptive” in “Debating Disruption: Mind the Non-Linear

Semil Shah of Haystack Fund gives an overview of bitcoin and the block chain from the point of view of an investor in “A Brief Survey of the Block Chain and Business Processes

Charlie O’Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures really lets you know why he’s not investing in your idea in “The Strong Rejection

Rob Go of NextView Ventures puts responsibility and ownership squarely in the CEO’s hands in “How Much Should You Listen to Your Investors?

Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz wants to see a Bitcoin Valley, a UAV Valley, a Biotech Valley, and fifty more in “What it Will Take to Create the Next Silicon Valleys, Plural

From the Operators

Nikki Durkin of 99dresses takes us on the emotional rollercoaster of a startup that flies high, then crashes, in “My Startup Failed, and This is What it Feels Like…

Christopher McCann of Seedir looks at the World Health Organization and wonders what could happen if developers focused on more than mobile messaging in “We Have the Potential to Solve the Biggest Problems of Today

Jacob Brody of Benny shows the door swings both directions—leaving venture capital to co-found a startup after he couldn’t shake this one idea—in “My Next Adventure

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