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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, June 11th, 2015

From Mattermark

Danielle Morrill of Mattermark walks through the three phases of financial indicators in startups, the current and potential future state of Mattermark’s financial metrics, and points out some common misunderstandings in “Important Financial Indicators for Startups at Every Stage of Growth


From the Investors

Mahesh Vellanki of Redpoint Ventures describes, in seven steps and an ‘IPO matrix’, how to calculate the valuation of a pre-IPO company in “IPO Valuation 101 – How to Properly Value IPOs

Josh Maher of Seattle Angel looks at the history of angel investing in the US to paint a picture of their collective impact on society in “The Origins of Angel Investing

David Skok of Matrix Partners guides founders with an extensive review of how to build a recruiting machine in “Recruiting – The 3rd Crucial Startup Skill

Ezra Galston of Chicago Ventures shares a thirteen slide presentation that covers the emergence of ‘B2B on-demand services’, which he thinks will feel like consumer on-demand services in “Business On-Demand: The Next Trillion Dollar Opportunity

Rick Klau of Google Ventures releases a tweetstorm about common elements he’s noticed in sales and marketing pitch decks to potential customers in “Been Spending a Lot More Time With Startups…

Sarah Tavel of Greylock Partners announces that she will be leaving Pinterest and joining Greylock Partners as an investment partner on August 31st in “What’s Next…

Benny Kosinski of Kosinski Ventures offers the seven methods he uses to communicate to founders that he’s passing on making an investment in “7 Ways I Try to Say ‘We’ll Pass’

Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital touts his optimism for the future of creative tools, creativity in society, and the ‘real reason’ why selfie sticks are popular in “Some Thoughts on Selfie Sticks and the Future of Creative Tools

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From the Operators

Matthew Bellows of Yesware recaps the rollercoaster path he’s been on since he felt the pain of doing sales five years ago to now raising a $13.3 million Series C in “Our Journey to Series C

Wade Foster of Zapier provides an overview of the lessons he learned raising Zapier’s first round and says, ‘raising money isn’t something a startup does on a whim’ in “How to Raise Money as a First Time Founder

The Skimm Founders share the tips they’ve learned about how and when to work with a lawyer, after having four different lawyers in the past three years at The Skimm in “Better Call Saul

Suzi Alvarez of Chat Sports highlights the conversation Joe Lacob and Dan Gilbert had about building a championship organization in business and sports by creating a winning culture in “Point A to Point C(hampionship): Joe Lacob & Dan Gilbert Connect the Dots

Karen Roter Davis of Urban Engines shows off her ability to write lyrics (to the tune of Michael Jackson’s Thriller) as a parody about product launches in “The ‘Thrill’ of the Launch

Shane Mac of Assist outlines an app idea he wants someone to build that lets people in relationships be the matchmaker for their single friends in “Fiddler. An Idea I Think Someone Should Build.

More From Mattermark

Max Altschuler of Sales Hacker and Daniel Barber of ToutApp share actionable tips on building a well-oiled sales qualified lead machine in “ICP + TAM = A Sales Qualified Lead Machine

Mattermark Webinar: Join our webinar on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT. Kyle Porter, CEO of Salesloft, will be sharing his thoughts on why sales teams have adopted a more data driven approach to prospecting in recent years.

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