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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, March 10th, 2016

From the Investors

Carl Fritjofsson of 500 Startups offers a guide to breaking down your “revenue” so it actually means something in “How to Talk About Revenue — What VCs Really Look For

John Greathouse of Rincon Venture Partners walks through examples of how mini-ventures can be a precursor to similar success on a larger scale in “Mini-Ventures Build Entrepreneurial Muscle

Alex Iskold of Techstars lays down how to do more faster and find success with your startup in “7 Ways to Get the Most Out of An Accelerator

Greg Becker of Silicon Valley Bank concludes that 2016 will bring about a healthy recalibration to the innovation economy and shares his company’s outlook for the sector in the coming year in “Startup Outlook 2016

Angel Investor Tikhon Bernstam dishes out bold, insightful and founder-friendly fundraising advice in “Ask Tikhon

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures shares his opinion on what constitutes the cornerstone of great leadership in “Authenticity in Leadership

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From the Operators

Ben Gelsey of Thermic takes an in-depth look at the rise of Product Hunt and showcases the tactics founder Ryan Hoover used in the 2.5 years leading up to launch in “Product Hunt’s Rise


Andy Jiang of Segment talks about growth models and how they determine which key growth metrics to measure in “Key Metrics for Popular Growth Models

Mike Baker of InsightSquared discusses how the cooling SaaS climate is changing the way startups are expected to scale in “The End Of ‘Growth At Any Cost’

Alex Turnbell of Groove outlines why the investment in one-on-one meetings is worth it and shares tips to have better ones in “How Regular One-on-One Meetings Saved Our Company Culture

Joe Laresca of GoButler summarizes eight critical pieces for approaching the job search process in “8 Major Keys to Success: Getting Hired in the 21st Century

6 Tried and True Strategies to Becoming a SaaS Category Leader (read more)

How do you build the scalable, repeatable machinery to ensure that you continue to earn the $.75 on your dollar each year? Though the tactics might look different as you scale, the core strategies that each category leader utilizes are remarkably similar. Tim Kopp of Hyde Park Ventures looks at six core strategies employed by these companies to build market leading companies.


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