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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

From the Investors

Mamoon Hamid of The Social+Capital Partnership shares his 42 page presentation that visualizes Slack and Yammer’s growth and details SaaS fundamentals in “Software-as-a-Service Secrets to Raising Venture Capital


Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures expands on Brad Feld’s post with simple equations for calculating the ‘40% rule for SaaS companies’ in “The 40% Rule

Lenny Pruss of RRE Ventures explains why he thinks ‘building software that just works’ to give customers value as fast as possible is a winning strategy in “The Most Important SaaS Metric Nobody Talks About: Time-to-Value (‘TtV’)

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures finds that yearly increases in salary rates and office prices have doubled the cost of operating a startup since 2009 in “The Rising Costs of Scaling a Startup

Jeff Carter of West Loop Ventures details advantages and disadvantages of twelve different sources of funding for a startup in “Where To Find Money If You Are a Startup

Manu Kumar of K9 Ventures offers his framework for thinking about frequency, the density and pain of a problem, and the ‘friction of a solution’ in “Finding a Problem Worth Solving

Brad Feld of Foundry Group believes that we should enable, not try to control, innovation in “Death of Distance and the End of Time

Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures acknowledges three products using machine learning technologies to cite examples of its progress in “Machine Learning Intelligence Progress is Accelerating

From the Operators

Camille Ricketts of First Round Review features Tasso Roumeliotis of Location Labs’ ‘culture-driven’ strategy to maintain capital efficiency in a startup in “How This Founder Turned Slow Burn Rate Into a Big Exit

Matt Mullenweg of Automattic describes his ‘environment-driven approach’ to understanding and solving a problem by identifying and fixing the components of that problem in “Advice and Fallacies

Ben Yoskovitz of VarageSale advises entrepreneurs on how to think about conducting experiments and the ’empathy stage of a startup’ in “Experimenting with Product, Price, and Market”

Recording Artist D.A. Wallach outlines – in detail – current problems with ownership and royalty management and how ‘cryptocurrency can revolutionize the music industry’ in “Bitcoin for Rockstars

Marcelo Calbucci of EveryMove guides founders in ways to hear, see, and understand multiple perspectives of their own product in “The Art of Forgetting Your Own Product


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