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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, August 20th, 2015

From the Investors

Sam Altman of Y Combinator encourages founders to not get caught up in ‘fake work’ and to pursue a YC level of intensity to achieve their growth milestones in “The Post-YC Slump

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures categorizes more than 250 startups in 3 recent YC classes to get a sense of companies being founded in “Startup Trends from Y Combinator’s Demo Day

Jake Chapman of Sazze Partners analyzes five years of Mattermarkfundraising data and determines that August is better than most months to seek funding in “Don’t Believe the Myth: August is One of the Best Months to Fundraise

Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz welcomes Alex Rampell, former CEO and co-founder of TrialPay, to Andreessen Horowitz as its newest General Partner in “Alex Rampell

Mahesh Vellanki of Redpoint Ventures examines Zulily’s (acq. by QVC) operating metrics, Key Performance Indicators, why their stock price tanked in “Understanding the Rise and Fall (and Rise Again) of Zulily

Paul Arnold of Arnold Capital lists some insights he’s learned as an investor and reflects on Mode’s characteristics that led to a Series A in “How Mode Grew Into a Series A Company

From the Operators

Dustin Moskovitz of Asana concludes that as an industry, ‘we are falling short of our potential’, and urges companies to do great things while providing a better life for everyone in tech in “Work Hard, Live Well

Angie Chang of Women 2.0 in the First Round Review reflects on her journey that led to building her influence, techniques to apply a strong personal brand to a cause, and how to rally supporters in “Influencers Aren’t Born, They’re Built – Here’s How

Scott Rosenberg of Backchannel explores the trend of developers live streaming their tedious work and questions its longevity as ‘a thing’ in “The Strange Appeal of Watching Coders Code

Carlos Rivera of Requested shares what he learned after launching a ‘confusing, hard to use, and inconvenient’ app that resulted in a pivot in “Failing is OK

Nathan Bernard of Lrn recaps his pre-launch preparations, how his community rallied to increase awareness, and the stats after launch in “How We Got 1,000 Up-Votes on Product Hunt

Amanda Hackwith of Codeship chats with Dan Kador about the realities of building a startup, investors, diversity in tech and the role of a CTO in “An Inside Look with Codeship: Dan Kador, CTO of Keen IO

Shaun Gallagher of Shutdownify uses his own ‘shutdown-as-a-service’ business to let the world know why he’s closing up shop in “Shutdownify is Shutting Down

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