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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, January 15th, 2015

From the Investors

Benedict Evans of Andreessen Horowitz provides historical references of assumptions and trade-offs mobile device makers have made over time in “Mobile Platforms and Technical Debt

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures compares Xero’s financials and SaaS metrics to other publicly traded SaaS companies, calling it ‘an amazing company’ in “Benchmarking Xero’s S-1 – How 7 Key SaaS Metrics Stack Up

Duncan Davidson of Bullpen Capital contemplates whether the ‘rule of 15’ $100M in revenue companies per year should be the ‘rule of 50’ instead in “Burn Rate & The VC Rule of 15

David Beisel of NextView Ventures advises founders on how to evaluate ‘late-to-the-game’ investors during fundraising in “The ‘Come-from-Behind’ Lead Investor

Charlie O’Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures encourages CEOs to create small goals for teams to achieve small victories in “A Result. Faster.

Angel Investor Jason Calacanis guides new employees with ten points on how to act while in a work environment in “How to Behave at Work – A Primer for Your First Day on the Job

Connie Loizos of Strictly VC and Rory Eakin of CircleUp discuss CircleUp’s approach to facilitating crowdfunded investments for consumer and retail companies in “CircleUp Carves Out a Niche, as the AngelList of Private Equity

From the Operators

The First Round Review features Adam Pisoni of Yammer who shares his ideas of ways companies can implement ‘transformative changes’ in “Letting Go of Efficiency Can Accelerate Your Company – Here’s How

Serial Entrepreneur Melissa Tsang dives into her journey of building Cusoy and the lessons she learned before shutting it down in “Cusoy: A Postmortem

Russ Klusas of Tradecraft announces their Tradecraft Engineering Program in hopes of training students to ‘build things fast’ in “Entry-Level and Early-Stage Are Not the Same

Jon Gillon of Roost acknowledges his mistakes and key takeaways from building five failed startups in “From My Trench To Yours: 5 Tips for Startup Founders

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