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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, February 25th, 2016

From the Investors

Craig Shapiro of Collaborative Fund and Morgan Housel of Motley Fool agree that the most innovative businesses are sometimes built at times of need and on a shoestring budget in “The Case Against Startups Raising as Much Money as Humanly Possible

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures publishes his 25-slide SaaS benchmark report and expands on three major themes of 2016 for the Series A SaaS market in “Benchmarking Exceptional Series A SaaS Companies


Jeff Bussgang of Flybridge Capital explores what Growth Managers at fast-growing companies are doing to design a growth function within an organization in “Why Every Company Needs a Growth Manager

Brad Feld of Foundry Group explains what a ‘retrade’ is and finds that it is happening up and down the investment capital stack in “The Retrade

Lisa Suennen of Cardeation Capital Management realizes personality and leadership are not the same thing and expands on why in “The Power of Personality

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From the Operators

Ed Shelley of ChartMogul lists the characteristics of API-based SaaS, examples of companies using this strategy, and the benefits for vendors in “The Rise of the API-based SaaS

Nick DeWilde of Tradecraft offers  advice on how to nail your next job at a startup, from bringing a winning attitude, to building your skills and making your boss’s life easier in “How to Become Indispensable in Your Next Startup Role

Jimi Smoot of Vesper.ai shares what startups can learn about marketing from the Donald Trump campaign in “Here’s What The Trump Campaign Can Teach You About Marketing Your Company

Anthemos Georgiades of Zumper announces their acquisition of PadMapper and recaps the story from the beginning in “Zumper Acquires PadMapper

Caitlin Bolnick of Ventureapp guides you through understanding the differences and importance of customer satisfaction metrics in “A Startup’s Guide to Scoring Customer Satisfaction: CES vs. NPS

Kyle Samani of LookingForHisNextAdventure outlines how and why startups should run a weekly sales forecast meeting in “How To Run Weekly Sales Forecast Meeting

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