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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

From the Investors

Hunter Walk of Homebrew compares individual investors who deliver value to startups in ‘notably different ways’ vs. investors that erode value in “The 10x Angel. The 0x Angel.

Nick Moran of The Full Ratchet and Angel Investor Joanne Wilson discuss the impact women have on ecommerce metrics, equity strategies and convertible notes in “The Dark Side of VC – Predatory Investor Practices” (audio)

Paul Graham of Y Combinator highlights Ron Conway of SV Angel as an example of ‘the most successful investors are also the most upstanding’ in “The Ronco Principle

Mike Volpi of Index Ventures details his framework for tracking and identifying ‘blocks’ in the landscape of enterprise apps in “Investing in the Enterprise in 2015

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures believes ‘the things we’ve seen happen in consumer web and mobile software are happening in the enterprise’ in “A Lens Into the Future of Enterprise Software

Amish Shah of SierraMaya360 explains why ‘startup hustle’ is the #1 characteristic SierraMaya360 looks for in founders in “Seeking Startup Hustle

Brad Feld of Foundry Group brainstorms solutions to managing individual and company passwords in response to recent security hacks in “Learning from 2014 Security Hacks

Boris Wertz of Version One Ventures provides Jon Zimmerman of Front Desk’s thoughts on knowing how and when to hire a VP of Sales in “A Founder’s Advice on Hiring a VP of Sales

From the Operators

Serial Entrepreneur Steve Blank questions if there is a ‘real disparity between the coasts’ in terms of women founders’ access to VC opportunities in “It’s About Women Running Startups

Ben Thompson of Stratechery suspects two contrasting technology adoption trends now exist with developed countries and developing ones in “The End of Trickle-Down Technology

Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt talks with Startup L. Jackson about anonymity, employee diversity and founder wellness in “Product Hunt Radio: Episode 32 w/ Startup L. Jackson” (audio)

Gary Venitt of Salesforce advises founders that, ‘location matters, to focus on your expertise, execution trumps ideas’ and more in “What I Wish I Knew When I Started My Company

Meg Ragland of Plum Print shares how ‘what you don’t know can become your greatest asset’ and more in “The Best Startup Advice… from My Favorite Entrepreneurs

In the Community

Mattermark features the thirteen startups that graduated from the AngelPad accelerator at yesterday’s demo day event in “AngelPad January 2015 Demo Day – Sorted By Growth Score

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