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Mattermark Daily – Monday, October 5th, 2015

Mattermark’s Q3 2015 US Startup Funding Report (read more)

Each quarter, the analyst team at Mattermark puts together a summary of the past 3 months of deal activity in the US startup ecosystem to help investors get a sense of the overall market trends. This report takes a step back to examine the bigger picture alongside recent activity, to help you calibrate your gut feel for the markets with objective data.


This report includes:

  • Year-over-year deal volume trends overall and by stage
  • 10 year historical deal volume trends
  • Year-over-year capital deployment trends overall and by stage
  • 5 year historical capital deployments trends
  • Stage-by-stage average and median deal sizes year-over-year
  • Top 10 largest deals by stage

Download the 33-Page Free Report

From the Investors

Semil Shah of Haystack Fund shares why it’s hard to keep in touch with “out of market” investments with geographic divides, the fit matters between founder and market, founder and startup, and much more in “Reflecting On the First 100 Investments

Investor Gil Dibner releases his quarterly report that reveals 286 venture deals in Europe and Israel in Q3, four companies that raised over $100M, and leaders in VC activity in “The Data: 3Q15 VC Trends in Europe & Israel

Brad Feld of Foundry Group advises founders to not be naive about closing a round or acquisition ‘in this part of the cycle’ in “Deal Certainty

Ali Rahimtula of Cue Ball identifies the most salient features that create value in a data business in “10 Things that Make a Data Business Valuable

Jonathan Hsu of Social Capital completes his series on assessing product-market fit with an overview of lifetime value in “Diligence at Social Capital Part 3: Cohorts and (Revenue) LTV


Chris McCann of Greylock Partners publishes his notes from the latest CS183C class the features Ann Miura-Ko of Floodgate’s talk with a Q&A by John Lilly in “Class 4 Notes Essay – C@183C Technology-Enabled Blitzscaling

Angela Tran-Kingyens of Version One Ventures outlines a list of actions a user can perform in a product and a framework of engagement in “Metrics That Matter to Social Platforms (Part ⅔): Measuring Engagement by Content

From the Operators

Ev Williams of Medium expresses his admiration for Jack Dorsey as the new CEO of Twitter in “Why I’m Glad Jack is Back at Twitter

Julia Cordray of Peeple responds to recent backlash about the morality of a ‘Yelp for humans’ and how she intends to create ‘the world’s largest positivity app’ in “I Became a Trending Topic for the Wrong Reasons. Here’s Why We Need Peeple, the Positivity App I’m Building

Alex Lewerentz of Cloapp expands on the four key points to highlight (in order) when fundraising, and he knows they are not in the order you’d expect in “Why I’m Funded, and You’re Probably Not

Russ Roberts of EconTalk talks with Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Mediaabout his career in technology as technology advances in “Tim O’Reilly on Technology at Work” (podcast)

Terry Lee of MeUndies encourages people to ‘lean in and embrace your Kryptonite’ to overcome your challenges in “The Art of Storytelling

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