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Mattermark Daily – Monday, March 2nd, 2015 (and iOS App Update)

Mattermark iOS App Update

We’re pleased to announce the arrival of funding events in the latest update of Mattermark for iOS. This addition enables you to examine the most recent funding activity and… here you can learn about the update.


From the Investors

Sam Altman of Y Combinator proposes a new government agency to regulate and monitor companies building ‘Superhuman Machine Intelligence’ technology in “Machine Learning, Part 2

Benedict Evans of Andreessen Horowitz looks at the smartphone market as an example of how to work out a potential market size of ‘who will care, if it is cheap’ in “Ways to Think About Market Size

Stephen McDermid of Andreessen Horowitz sheds light on questions Andreessen Horowitz investors hear often from founders raising capital in “16 Common Questions About Fundraising

Jeff Carter of West Loop Ventures explains how he believes investors can apply the Efficient Market Hypothesis to seed investing in “Warren Buffet and Seed Investing

Semil Shah of Haystack Fund lists the ‘B2B Unicorns’ that have a valuation above $1 billion and the funds who may have ‘outsized returns’ from these investments in “Catching U.S. Enterprise & B2B Unicorns

Ali Hamed of CoVenture calls out VCs for taking on more market adoption risk vs. moderate technical risk and moving ‘upstream to post-product’ investments in “Investors Are Tolerating Too Much Market Risk Because It’s What They Understand

Alex Iskold of Techstars advises busy people to ‘pick your goal first, and then work backwards from the goal, while measuring progress along the way’ in “What’s Your GMT – The Next Goal, Milestone, and Task?

Brad Feld of Foundry Group recalls the email productivity ‘hack’ he uses when getting back from a vacation to clear his inbox without being overwhelmed in “How to Deal With Email After a Long Vacation

Rob Go of NextView Ventures encourages founders to travel outside of their local ecosystem to gain a broad perspective of potential markets and networks in “Hitting the Road

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From the Operators

Tasso Roumeliotis of Location Labs shares his new outlook as a founder that’s ‘made it’ and his thoughts on the acquisition process since selling his company in “Post-Acquisition Life: What’s on the Other Side?

Milan Thakor of Unwind.me says, ‘YC is elite and 500 is scrappy,’ and expresses the pros and cons of going through both programs, with the same startup, in the same year in “Y Combinator and 500 Startups – A Founders Comparison

Bram Kanstein of StartupStash details his community engagement strategy and the game plan he used to go from startup idea to launched startup in “How I Launched the #2 Most Upvoted Product of All Time on Product Hunt

Mike Belsito of Movable guides founders outside of the Bay Area with seven ways to increase their likelihood of closing their first round of funding in “Raising Startup Seed Capital Outside of Silicon Valley

Marcelo Calbucci of EveryMove outlines eight ‘zones of opportunity’ he thinks startups and VCs should use when determining the scale of a business in “Playing in the Right Business Zone

Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt highlights a thoughtful comment that Ben Rubin of Meerkat made to another Product Hunt member about working on competing products in “We Learn From Each Other

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