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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

From the Investors

David Cohen of Techstars announces a new Seed and Series A fund to invest in companies emerging from the Techstars ecosystem in “Techstars Ventures Raises New $150M Fund

Brad Feld of Foundry Group shares the story back to 2009 of how the Techstars team came together to raise the Techstars Ventures fund in “How to Raise a $150 Million VC Fund

Cody Simms of Techstars opens up applications for the Disney Accelerator’s Summer batch in Los Angeles, powered by Techstars in “Disney Accelerator 2015 Applications are Open

Hannah Davis of MergeLane reveals the first class of eight women-led startups in the MergeLane accelerator in “2015 MergeLane Team Announcement

Blake Bartlett of OpenView Partners and Charles Thornburgh discuss the combination of art and science, ‘product first; sales and marketing second’ and more in “The Killer Advantage of Vertical SaaS: Sitting Down with Civitas Learning CEO Charles Thornburgh

Angel Investor Jason Calacanis details the mechanics of hackathons, ways to impress the crowd, and the upcoming LAUNCH Hackathon in “How to Win Any Hackathon – and Why They’re Important

From the Operators

Julie Zhuo of Facebook provides her three tactics to fight the feelings of being an ‘imposter’ in “The Imposter Syndrome – Mastering the Art of Pretending

Joel Gascoigne of Buffer encourages entrepreneurs to ‘follow that little spark, the idea in the very back of your mind’ to pursue ‘fulfilling work’ in “The Dream Forms Over Time

Brett Bivens of Visible launches a tool to gauge how investors perceive the early-stage funding landscape in “SentimentVC – Sentiment Analysis on the Early Stage Market

Marcelo Calbucci of EveryMove explains how a new feature may ‘cannibilize’ attention from an existing feature, and not add attention to the overall product in “Attention Cannibilization


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