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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

From the Investors

Brad Feld of Foundry Group opens up about some of the mental challenges he’s gone through and how he deals with the ‘demons’ he faces every day “Something New Is F-ed Up In My World Every Day

Om Malik of True Ventures reflects on the emotional rollercoaster he’s been on in the past three weeks since the announcement of Gigaom shutting down in “A Parched Soul

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures speculates where the current trajectory of an increasing number of $40+ million growth rounds may lead in “The Runaway Train of Late Stage Fundraising

Claire Cain Miller of The New York Times highlights Theresia Gouw and Jennifer Fonstad of Aspect Ventures and more women run VC firms and angel investor networks in “Female-Run Venture Capital Funds Alter the Status Quo

Ali Hamed of CoVenture responds to Fred Wilson’s post on deflation with his perspective of the impact deflation could have on markets, consumers, and lenders in “What Deflation Could Mean, and Why It Would Be Good for Lenders

Brittany Laughlin of Union Square Ventures gives her thoughts on the skills someone looking to pursue a career in Venture Capital should have in “Finding a VC Job

From the Operators

Kyle Porter of SalesLoft details who invested in their new round, the history of SalesLoft, their fundraising process, company culture, and more in “SalesLoft’s $10+ Million Venture Funding: The Details

Karen Roter Davis of Urban Engines calls out the term ‘adult supervision’ as an ‘ill-conceived idea’ and explains why she wants it to be erased from startup vocabulary in “An End to ‘Adult Supervision’

Startup Entrepreneur Jason Huertas shares his lessons learned from his rollercoaster ride through the ‘startup trenches’ building his first company in “My Startup Failed

Ben Thompson of Stratechery provides an in-depth assessment of music streaming service ‘Tidal’ and the role of the music industry incumbents in “Tidal and the Future of Music

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