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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, August 27th

From the Investors

Angel Investor Andrew Chen adds an element of human psychology to the Android/iOS race in “Why Android Desperately Needs a Billion Dollar Success Story

Jay Acunzo of NextView Ventures emphasizes creativity, not experience, in “Hiring Writers at Your Startup? Scrap Your Usual Approach

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures analyzes HubSpot’s IPO filing in “Benchmarking HubSpot’s S-1: How 7 Key SaaS Metrics Stack Up

Ethan Kurzweil of Bessemer Venture Partners reflects on the ingredients to Twitch’s success in “A Twitch in Time: A Wild Ride from Start to Finish

Graham Gullans of Empire Angels sits down with SeedInvest to outline the “Best Practices for Startup Investing

Josh Breinlinger of Sigma West looks at the efficiencies gained when you combine “SaaS + Marketplace

Bryce Roberts of O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures creates portable rituals for life on the road in “Routines and Rituals

From the Operators

Joseph Walla of HelloSign lists competition, community, and a culture of risk among “The Benefits of Building a Company in the Bay Area

Nikos Moraitakis of Workable creates a guide for “Financial Planning for SaaS Startups

Craig Newmark of Craigslist highlights “Six Women Run Startups to Check Out

Yo will be the vehicle for the Moto 360 smartwatch unveiling in “Using the Yo Platform as a Launch Pad

From the Community

Bill Barnett of Stanford University redefines disruption to account for success biases in “Why You Don’t Understand ‘Disruption’

Gregory Ferenstein of VentureBeat notes that 65% of successful Kickstarter campaigns are run by women in “How Crowdfunding is Helping Female Technologists Break the Glass Ceiling

© Mattermark 2024. Sources: Mattermark Research, Crunchbase, AngelList.