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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, May 26th, 2016

From the Investors

Bryce Roberts of OATV uses an example of a parking lot transaction to showcase the future of companies moving product and marketing dollars in the direction of reestablishing a direct connection with customers in “The World Is Your Parking Lot

Chris Douvos of Venture Investment Associates puts together some fundraising tips for GPs from an LP’s perspective in “Deliberate Speed

Suranga Chandratillake of Balderton Capital chats about how Contentful’s decision to operate like a global business from the start has helped them become one in reality in “Think Global To Go Global

Rob Go of NextView argues that non-recurring revenue businesses are under-appreciated categories of investment in “Non-Recurring Revenue Businesses

Alex Iskold of Techstars offers advice on what to do if your early-stage company is stuck in a state of perpetual fundraising in “What To Do When Your Fundraising Is Not Going Well

Walter Thompson of 500 Startups gives a glimpse into startup founders’ first experiences of letting an employee go in “Startup Founders Talk: The First Time I Fired Someone

From the Operators

Mathilde Collin of Front announces Front’s Series A and explains why this round was the opportunity to answer a difficult question that hardly fits into the day-to-day operations of a startup in “We’ve Raised $10M

Ellen Pao of Project Include discusses what true inclusion means, focusing on the marginalization of Black women in tech and the failure to address it in “True Diversity Is Intersectional

Makinde Adeagbo of Pinterest shares one of his experiences of being a Black engineer in Silicon Valley and suggests ways to approach difficult conversations with coworkers in “Racial Fault Lines in Silicon Valley

Karen Roter Davis of Urban Engines writes about the importance of understanding the interaction between big and small moments in your company’s growth and your professional and personal lives in “Building From The Dust

Nathan Beckord of Foundersuite outlines the different types of ways investors can make startup rejections in “Investors, Here’s How To Say No

Allen Gannett of TrackMaven surveys startup CEOs and uncovers an extensive use of coaches, therapists, and support groups in “Dismantling The Myth Of The Self-Reliant CEO

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