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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, August 26th

From the Investors

Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz continue the celebration of the five year anniversary of their fund by discussing disruption, investments, and CEO traits in “a16z Podcast: Ben and Marc Explain (Practically) Everything – Part 2

Reid Hoffman of Greylock Partners shares the deck and provides commentary on “LinkedIn’s Series B Pitch to Greylock

Peter Diamandis of X Prize Foundation identifies some companies that will help a billion people in “How to Become a Billionaire

Dawn Umlah of Innovacorp answers questions for founders looking to fundraise in “7 Questions Interview Series: Angels and Venture Capitalists

Semil Shah of Haystack Fund considers the tactics used by Uber and others in “Hard vs Soft Power In Technology Nation-States

Jasmin Hume and Ross Porter of Lux Capital target the traits that will get you into VC in “An Eight Step Guide to Being a VC

Levi Shapiro of JIMMI Fund analyzes different brands’ engagement on Snapchat in “Snapchat – The Next Great Advertising Platform

From the Operators

Tanuj Parikh of Estimote wants coworkers who can work one level up and down their core competency in “Full Stack Hiring

Yoav Vilner of Ranky keeps his audience on their toes in “How to Not Give Boring Presentations

Uber muscles Lyft out of the market in “This is Uber’s Playbook for Sabotaging Lyft” — While we prefer to avoid pieces featured in major publications, this is an excellent piece of investigative journalism by Casey Newton of The Verge.

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