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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

From the Investors

Sam Altman of Y Combinator details the seven policy changes he believes will help drive economic growth in “Policy for Growth and Innovation

Aydin Senkut of Felicis Ventures announces that Wesley Chan joins as a Managing Director and a $24 million increase to their latest fund in “Wesley Chan Joins Felicis Ventures

Jeff Bussbang of Flybridge Capital outlines the people, product, business model and financing challenges of scaling startups in “Scaling the Chasm

Hunter Walk of Homebrew shares Homebrew’s list of ideas, questions and technologies they want to learn more about from entrepreneurs in “What We’re Curious About at Homebrew

Chad Byers of Susa Ventures provides his insight into a ‘growing trend with new seed stage venture funds’ that have later stage VCs as LPs in “VCs Can Make Great LPs

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures expands on Christoph Janz of Point Nine Capital’s tweetstorm regarding the current state of building a SaaS product in “The Rising Table Stakes in SaaS

Shahin Farschi of Lux Capital guides founders of hardware startups with his five ‘pointers to increase the odds of success’ in “Fixing What’s Wrong With Hardware Startups

Connie Loizos of Strictly VC showcases Abie Katz of August Capital and his ‘non-traditional’ journey getting into venture capital in “There’s Something About Abie Katz

Angel Investor William Mougayar sees a future interoperability between blockchains with different cryptocurrencies and apps in “The Crypto-Tech Platforms Landscape via a Network Effects Lens

From the Operators

Mattermark CEO Danielle Morrill reveals the top 35 U.S. investment funds with the most Series A rounds in 2014 in “Khosla Tops the List of 35 Most Active Series A Startup Investors of 2014

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Chris Poole of 4chan sheds light on the ‘positive outcome’ he pursued in dissolving DrawQuest, resulting in $40,000 donated to charity in “A Pragmatist’s Startup Spin-Down

Joel Gascoigne of Buffer sees ‘focusing on learning and experiences rather money’ as his driving force for continuing to build Buffer in “The Top Reason We Haven’t Sold Our Startup

Eric Ries of The Lean Startup counters ‘pushback to the concept of minimum viable product’ by explaining how to integrate the MVP approach with team culture in “MVPs and Excellence

Don Smithmier of GoKart Labs announces his new startup in the wake of shutting down Kinly, due to distribution problems in “The Idea is Dead. Long Live the Idea.

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