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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

From the Investors

Mahesh Vellanki of Redpoint Ventures looks at the operating metrics, KPIs, and valuation of HelloFresh in “HelloFresh’s IPO By the Numbers (And What It Means for Other Food Startups)


Kara Nortman of Upfront Ventures breaks down the 15-year-old catch-all category of ‘ecommerce’ into brandtech, modern merchandising, human-assisted commerce, and IoT in “The Artist Formerly Known as Ecommerce

Jim Scheinman of Maven Ventures explains the key distinction between an Institutional Seed Fund and a Micro VC in “The Rise of Institutional Seed: Reflections on Fund I

Li Jiang of GSV argues that what makes the great leaders in Silicon Valley stand out is not their abilities, but their values and how they treat people in “What I Learned From Silicon Valley Legends

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures explains how SaaS startups can use data to inform their own businesses, and scale more quickly in “Benchmarking SaaS Success With Tomasz Tunguz” (podcast)

From the Operators

Caroline Fairchild of LinkedIn and Phil Libin, formerly of Evernote, explore what his plans to focus on at General Catalyst, why hatching new companies excites him, and more in “The Ex-CEO Of Evernote Isn’t Really Interested In Investing. Here’s Why He Just Became A VC

Avi Eisenberger of Mattermark discusses the potential of messaging-driven user experiences and Slack’s opportunity to deliver massive value as a home-base for work-related apps in “Messaging, Bots, and Slack

Sam Lewis of Pagerduty proposes that too many companies take the happiness of their engineers for granted and explains why executives should care in “Why VPs Should Care About Engineer Burnout

Don Otvos of Datahug shares the low-hanging fruit available for almost every startup, and how to adopt a whole new streamlined approach to sales in “The Company-Changing Magic of Sales Operations Done Right

Thomas Knoll of KnollCoaching talks about the struggles entrepreneurs face with personal relationships and how to improve communication with your partner in “Entrepreneurship for Couples” (podcast)

Travis Katz of Gogobot expands on what he’s learned about challenging assumptions, building great teams, mental health, and more in “6 Lessons I Learned as an Entrepreneur

Top 10 500 Startups Batch 14 Startups – Sorted By The Growth Score

We ranked the newest batch of 500 Startups graduates and found the following 10 companies with the highest Mattermark Growth Score.

See the companies on the top 10 list

500 startups batch 14

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