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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

From the Investors

Steven Sinofsky of Andreessen Horowitz expands on ‘disruption theory’ and the story of Blackberry not anticipating the success of the iPhone in “The Lesson of ‘Don’t Forget All the Parts Move’

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures advises investors in ‘valuing a venture stage opportunity for what it can be in the future’ in “What Can It Be Worth?

Josh Maher of Seattle Angel gives founders a list of insights and questions their investors may have, in the scenario that their startup fails in “How to Tell An Investor Your Business Has Failed

Frank Samuel Jr. of Venture Ohio provides a comprehensive look at venture investment and company building activity in Ohio’s startup ecosystem in “Ohio VentureReport 2013

Angel Investor Joanne Wilson looks to public markets as a reality check for a company’s worth and admits that private markets are making her feel on edge in “Private Markets

Connie Loizos of Strictly VC and Jeremy Liew of Lightspeed Ventures discuss how he persisted his way into investing in Snapchat, the right time for founder liquidity, and more in “Jeremy Liew on Snapchat, Anonymous Apps, and the Fallibility of Intuition

Nicolas Wittenborn of Point Nine Capital counters Pietro Bezza of Mosaic VC’s post, with a reminder that the best product does not always win in “How the Best Products Lose

From the Operators

Mattermark COO, Andy Sparks reflects on his journey building and shutting down LaunchGram, his two-years of depression, and what ‘got him back on his horse’ in “Failure, Depression, and Yoda

Tanay Jaipuria of McKinsey & Co offers his thoughts about the ethics and philosophy behind self-driving cars in “Self-Driving Cars and the Trolley Problem

Cat Noone of Liferio says shipping a ‘minimum viable product’ should not mean that it should be a low quality product in “It’s Called ‘Ship’, Not ‘Shit’

Serial Entrepreneur Tim Schumacher uses Mattermark data to highlight Berlin’s startup ecosystem in “The Berlin Startup Scene According to Mattermark Data

Ilya Semin of Datanyze shares his timeline of jobs, experiences, and hurdles immigrating to the United States in “My Immigration Story

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