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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, September 24th, 2015

From the Investors

Alan Patricof of Greycroft Partners reflects on his 45 years in venture capital and reveals how his optimistic outlook keeps him motivated every day in “I’m 80 Years Old and Still an Active VC. Here’s Why

Jonathan Sills of Battery Ventures details five conclusions they drew from their survey, with implications for people trying to reach millennials online in “Survey Says: Not All Millennials are Hooked on Social Media


Ben Einstein of Bolt expands on the ‘fundamental reasons’ Quirky failedthat he thinks should be lessons for any hardware company in “The Real Reason Quirky Failed

Jonathon Triest and Brett deMarrais of Ludlow Ventures chat with Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures about what’s great and not-so-great about LA, the benefits of blogging, and what happens when partners at VC firms vehemently disagree on a deal in “S1 E7: Mark Suster, Upfront Ventures

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures highlights critical comments that Maciej Ceglowski of Pinboard said during a presentation about profits, revenues, valuations, and more in “A Critique of VC, Founders, and Tech

From the Operators

Josh Muccio of The Pitch list his 14 the podcasts he encourages all entrepreneurs to add to their listening routine in “The Ultimate Collection of Podcasts for Startup Founders

Blake Irving of GoDaddy notices five distinct ways that BMX riders rail fast that entrepreneurs should consider adopting in “How BMXers Fail Faster (and Better) Than Silicon Valley

Amy Cao of FiftyThree walks you through the process FiftyThree went through in prototyping their iPhone app in “Prototyping Paper on iPhone, Part 1

Kristen Hamilton of Koru in the First Round Review shares specific interview questions and tactics startups can use to make sure potential hire would do an incredible job in “Hire a Top Performer Every Time with These Interview Questions

Sonny Mayugba of RequestedApp realizes AngelList can be confusing to most founders and describes 8 ways to build a relationship with your AngelList Syndicate in “8 Ways to Bond with Your AngelList Syndicate

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