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Mattermark Daily – Monday, March 21st, 2016

From the Investors

Micah Rosenbloom of Founder Collective and Eli Portnoy of Sense360 reflect on the factors to consider when either becoming or backing a second-time founder in “How to Avoid Second-Time Founder Syndrome

Steve Schlafman of RRE Ventures considers how investing with a focus on companies that solve worthy problems can also drive superior returns in “Investing with a New Purpose

Michael Skok of Assemble.VC offers advice for founders looking to raise their Series A in the current funding climate in “Introducing Funding Market Fit

Sarah Tavel of Greylock Partners shares a framework for entrepreneurs to attract and retain high-impact employees in “The Mitochondria in Startups

Tyler Willis, Angel Investor interviews Jason Calacanis to learn the best way to allocate capital at the seed-stage and how to use syndicates to improve your odds as a new investor in “Interview With Jason Calacanis: Investor In Uber” (podcast)

From the Operators

Bryan Birsic of Wunder Capital writes about how we’re at the very beginning of an electricity revolution that will upend 8% of our GDP, and no one is talking about it in “How Solar Kills the Electric Utility” SPONSORED


Dave Kellogg of Host Analytics explains the CAC payback period in “CAC Payback Period: The Most Misunderstood SaaS Metric

Steli Efti of Close.io walks through some methods to build trust among prospects in “Sales Conversations: How to Make Tight-Lipped Prospects Talk

Tatiana Livesey & Diana Isac of Winerist share a collection of their experiences over the past years as female founders in “Beware of Startup Prostitution

Mike Lloyd of Poncho examines unit economics in order to understand how they impact the strategy of a marketplace in “Unit Economics: The Vital Signs of Online Marketplaces

Mattermark Raises $7.3 Million Series B Led by Foundry Group, Valuing the Company at $42 Million (read more)

We’re so happy to share some big news – Mattermark has closed its Series B round of financing. This is the second equity round for the company, and brings our total funding to $18.4 million.


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