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Mattermark Daily – Saturday, August 23rd

From the Investors

Erica Swallow, formerly of General Catalyst Partners, sheds light on the backlash from speaking up about gender imbalance in venture capital in “The Realities of Speaking Up as a Woman in VC

Chris Dixon of Andreessen Horowitz and Christina Mercando of Ringly discuss current trends in the wearables sector in “a16z Podcast: The Wearables Session

Semil Shah of Haystack Fund wonders what could possibly slow this juggernaut in “The Summer of Uber: Aggressive Expansion

Eze Vidra of Google Ventures encourages you to resist the urge to pitch and instead listen in “Biz Dev Tips for Startups – The First Meeting

Howard Hartenbaum of August Capital wants to know a) if you’re a winner, and b) if you’re on Android, in “What a VC is Really Thinking During Your Pitch

John Doerr of KPCB eyes the coming revolution in education in “Smart Phones for Kids

Blake Bartlett of OpenView Venture Partners thinks intellectual curiosity is “The Secret to Being a Great VC

Jeff Carter of West Loop Ventures wants fundraising founders to pitch like a tweet – concise and with a dash of humor – in “The Perfect Pitch

From the Operators

Craig Newmark of Craigslist joins the Women in Public Service Project, calls for other men to join him in “Why Men Must ‘Lean In’ to Support Women’s Leadership

Secret announces new features and more protection in “Image Search, Questions, and Safety

Thomas Hawk of Flickr surveys the improvements in his company since Marissa Mayer became CEO of Yahoo in “The New and Improved Flickr

© Mattermark 2024. Sources: Mattermark Research, Crunchbase, AngelList.