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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

From the Investors

The Andreessen Horowitz Partners share their perspectives on specific market categories and trends they have been ‘observing or thinking about’ in “16 Things

Joel Monegro of Union Square Ventures reveals what he learned about the dynamics of privacy, trust, safety and flow of funds in ‘illicit marketplaces’ in “Deep Web Marketplaces

Brad Burnham of Union Square Ventures provides a follow up post to speculate what the Deep Web ‘tells us about the future of legal markets on the Internet’ in “How the Deep Web Could Inform Tomorrow’s Online Marketplaces

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures finds that ’round sizes and total dollars have ballooned’, while number of rounds before IPO hasn’t changed in “The Fundraising Patters of Unicorn SaaS Companies

Ben Wiener of Jumpseed Ventures poses philosophical questions he believes founders should ask themselves in “Does Your Startup Give You Goose Bumps?

Angel Investor Jason Calacanis breaks down – in numbers – what to spend and what not to spend new Seed funding on in “How Much Should I Raise in My Angel Round? How Should I Spend It?

Jeff Carter of Hyde Park Angels details how founders can avoid accruing ‘dead equity’ from investors and employees in “What To To About Dead Equity on the Cap Table

Jay Acunzo of NextView Ventures visualizes the number of VC meetings five portfolio companies took to raise their Series A in “How Many VCs Should You Pitch for Series A?

From the Operators

Zach Abrahamowitz of ReplyAll interviews Carolynn Levy of Y Combinator to learn how the ‘safe’ note is working for startups in “Innovation More Than Another App: How Wilson Sonsini Lawyer Turned YC Partner Carolynn Levy is Revolutionizing Startup Investing

Cemre Güngör of Facebook compares design processes, challenges, team dynamics and more at Facebook vs. at startups in “A Year of Designing at Facebook

Steli Efti of Close.io advises sales teams to create documentation right away and iterate on it as a team for one hour a week in “How to Create Winning Sales Documentation

Nic Haralambous of Nic Harry explains how doing the things you are not fond of can help in the long run in “Startups: Helping Entrepreneurs Do the Things They Hate More Often

Darrell Miller of Runscope looks at the past and to the future of ‘using hypermedia for building distributed applications’ in “Hypermedia, Past, Present and Future

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