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Mattermark Daily – Monday, March 16th, 2015

From the Investors

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures shows the video of his conversation about the economy, blogging, and the future with angel investor Jason Calacanis at the LAUNCH Festival in “Video Of The Week: My Chat With Jason

Steven Sinofsky of Andreessen Horowitz outlines the differences of minimalist and frictionless design and low-friction design patterns in “Frictionless Design Choices

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures explains why he believes predictability is important for SaaS businesses the impact of Carry Over Revenue in “Why Your Startup’s Churn Rate Affects Your Company’s Ability To Plan Its Future


Brad Feld of Foundry Group shares his video interview with Clint Bowers of VOLSTA where he talks about his biggest failure, lessons learned, and the importance of knowing yourself in “Know Thyself

Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures details what he’s learned and now understands about Meerkat and why he’s rooting for them to ‘win’ in “Some Perspective on Twitter vs. Meerkat

Kanyi Maqubela of collaborative Fund contemplates the pros and cons of ‘data literacy’ in schools and if it should replace calculus or not in “Understanding Data, Measuring Change

Cem Sertoglu of Earlybird Venture Capital reminds founders that ‘overpriced Series A rounds can create an existential risk for your startup’ in “The Danger of High-Valuation Series A Rounds

From the Operators

Eric Jorgenson of Evergreen Business Weekly provides – in detail – the ‘basics’ of how to calculate and understand Customer Lifetime Value in “The Simple Math Behind Every Profitable Business – Customer Lifetime Value

Julie Zhuo of Facebook advises product builders to stay away from excuses when building a product and focus on what is good for the users in “All the Things that Don’t Matter

Tikue Anazodo of Ericsson Mediaroom explores new technology platforms and the strategies large corporations use to invest and understand new mediums in “The Hunt for the Next Great Technology Platform

Carter Rabasa of Twilio lists his favorite videos and resources from founders on the topic of product management in “Diving Into Product Management

Brian Scordato of Tacklebox encourages founders to find the ‘beard’ for their product that is the ‘differentiated value prop’ in “Give Your Product a Beard

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