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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

From the Investors

Amit Mukherjee of New Enterprise Associates discusses what makes the Series A unique and how deal competitiveness and risk play a factor in round size in “What Size Series A Round Can You Expect to Raise?

Sammy Abdullah of DAN Fund assesses how publicly traded SaaS players use debt in order to establish a benchmark in “How Much Debt Should a SaaS Business Have? Almost None

Steve Schlafman of RRE Ventures shares teachings and lessons from a recent venture capital bootcamp in “A Bunch of VCs Went on a Retreat. Here’s What Happened

Mahesh Vellanki of Redpoint Ventures continues his discussion on healthcare by dissecting Obamacare and healthcare reform in “Here’s What You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act

Nisa Amoils of New York Angels takes a look at the present and future of automation in the manufacturing, food service, and automobile industries in “Autonomous Tech Has It’s Moment

Shahin Farshchi of Lux Capital examines what the new breed of deep-technology startups is doing differently in “What Deep-Tech Startups Today Are Doing Right, and What They Can Learn From Their Predecessors

From the Operators

Wilson Hung of SumoMe walks through examples of how to approach marketing with a systematic framework in “The Scientific Marketing Strategy Behind Exponential Growth

Will Freiberg of Mesosphere chats about his personal experience of growing a business and sales team from the ground up in “How Mesosphere Built a Business Around Open Source Software” (podcast)

Brian Scordato of Tacklebox Accelerator uses an example of two New York City bagel shops to showcase the paradox of choice in “What Every Startup Needs To Know About The Psychology Of Choice

Tracy Chou of Pinterest shares her story of sexism in Silicon Valley in “‘I Had So Many Advantages, and I Barely Made It’

Matt Galligan of Circa dives into the various subtypes of “chatbots” in “‘Bot’ is a Hilariously Over-Simplified Buzzword. Let’s Fix That

Kevin Krauth of Orderly Health reflects on the burden of fears carried by founders in “Carrying the Weight: The Emotional Reality of Being a Founder

Checking In On The Great Intramural VC Unicorn Bet (read more)

Two rich people once bet one another on how fast one of them will get richer. Mattermark’s Alex Wilhelm checked in on the progress of the wager.


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