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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

From the Investors

Mahesh Vellanki of Redpoint Ventures talks about the benefits of going public and discusses the step-by-step process required to actually go public in “The Key Advantages to Going Public and What It Takes to Get There

Zach Hamilton of Venture51 discusses options for making the growing on-demand fleet of cars more efficient in “The Second Wave of Optimization for On-Demand Drivers

Angel Investor Pascal Levy-Garboua expands on four key questions startup founders, investors and the Fortune 1000 ‘need to ask themselves’ in light of the “Uberization of everything” in “Will Your Company Exist in a Post-Uber World?

Paul Bennetts of AirTree VC covers how to avoid losing momentum by focusing on the right things at each stage of the startup game in “Avoiding the Durkin Opening in startups

Angel Investor Jocelyn Goldfein offers startups advice on how to structure their own software release process in “The Right Way to Ship Software

Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures recommends that founders have to put what’s best for the company ahead of what feels most comfortable for them in “The Road to Success Is Paved With Discomfort

From the Operators

Josh Miller, formerly of Facebook announces his new role at the White House serving as their first Director of Product in “The White House

Karen Roter Davis of Urban Engines shares some critical things to think about when changing jobs to improve the odds of your success and happiness there in “Finding ‘Good People’ When Changing Jobs

Yilun Zhang of Carvana provides a comprehensive guide with curated resources for aspiring product managers in “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Product Management

Matthieu Vaxelaire of Mention details how diving into Monthly Recurring Revenue and churn metrics vs. marketing metrics sparked growth in “4 Ways to Increase MRR 3x in Less Than a Year

Pulkit Agrawal of Chameleon declares that ‘every product needs sophisticated onboarding’ and highlights two big problems if you believe otherwise in “The Best Onboarding Is NOT Just An Intuitive Product

In The News

Mattermark CEO Danielle Morrill discusses what the recent market volatility means for tech startups and comments on the class action suit against Uber in “What the Stock Selloff Means for Tech Startups” (Source:Bloomberg)

Nick Bilton, Columnist and Author tackles the tech bubble debate and explains why “countless people from all over want this to be a bubble and they want it to burst” in “Is Silicon Valley in Another Bubble… and What Could Burst It?” (Source: Variety)

Justin Fox of Bloomberg View wonders if the recent global market slowdown is ‘mainly the tipping point from a goods/manufacturing economy to a services economy in “Maybe This Global Slowdown Is Different”(Source: Bloomberg View)

From Mattermark

Join Mattermark’s COO and co-founder, Andy Sparks​ in Toronto, for a special fireside chat and networking event discussing SaaS growth, what a startup COO does, and how to use Mattermark for leads generation or deal sourcing.

Register to attend Monday, September 21st, at 6pm EST in Toronto

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