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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, January 8th, 2015

From the Investors

Arsham Memarzadeh of OpenView Partners finds that on average, founders have 15% equity ownership of their company post-IPO, two founders ‘are better than one’ and more metrics in “Learn the Secrets Behind 45 SaaS IPOs

Angela Tran Kingyens of Version One Ventures teaches founders how to calculate correlation and conditional probability to better understand user data in “Understanding Your Data: The Difference Between Correlation and Conditional Probability

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures shares Coindesk’s ‘2014 in Review’ slidedeck that recaps Bitcoin adoption metrics, apps, key events and more in “The State of Bitcoin – January 2015

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures details sales efficiency, net revenue growth, revenue by product and more LinkedIn metrics vs. public SaaS companies in “The Biggest B2C2B Company in the World

Semil Shah of Haystack Fund for Strictly VC and Tyler Winklevoss of Winklevoss Capital discuss non-traditional VC strategies and how ‘The Social Network’ helped computer science culture in “Tyler Winklevoss on the Positive Impact of ‘The Social Network’

Adam Besvinick of Deep Fork Capital compares his experiences working in New York City vs. San Francisco, saying SF ‘felt like a permanent work trip’ in “My First Six Months as a VC: SF vs. NYC


From the Operators

First Round Review showcases the seven ‘major sales mistakes’ Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski of Upshift Partners committed and now helps startups navigate in “Looking to Scale Your Sales? Seven Bullets to Dodge

Matt Blumberg of Return Path guides product managers and employees in how to make the topic of compensation a ‘part of normal conversations’ in “How to Ask For a Raise

Eric Bieller of Sqwiggle encourages entrepreneurs to ‘always be scrutinizing, always be validating’ to reduce mistakes in “Startups: Never Stop Validating

Mickey Graham of Work-Bench launches the Enterprise Sales Guide to provide a curated collection of articles to demystify the process of selling enterprise technology in “Introducing our Enterprise Sales Guide

Nick deWilde of Tradecraft expands on Benedict Carey’s ‘How We Learn’ with alternative methods to learning and recalling information in “How to Study for a Life Without Exams

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