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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

From the Investors

Tae Hea Nahm of Storm Ventures dives into his observations around the new go-to-market wave in “How Account Based Marketing is Reinventing GTM

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Dave McClure of 500 Startups and Nick Moran of New Stack Ventures discuss issues on the investor-side, on the founder-side, and how 500 has been setup to address some of those issues in “Ep93: What’s Wrong with Venture? Part 1” (podcast)

Michael Dempsey of Rothenberg Ventures talks about a new financing structure and potential exits for Robotics startups in “Robotics Exits & a PE Fund

Josh Hannah of Matrix Partners reflects on four things he learned about how to successfully search for a startup idea in “What’s the Big Idea?

Mike Walsh of Structure Capital encourages entrepreneurs to ask for help in “Bloody Noses and Panic Attacks — Go Find a Mentor

Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures proposes that technical execution should not be the only thing that matters to technical founders in the early days of a startup in “Why Startup Technical Diligence is a Waste of Time


From the Operators

April Dunford of Sprintly covers the phases most B2B SaaS companies should pass through and the risks at each step in “B2B SaaS: Evolving from Founder Selling to a Sales Team

Jordan Wan of CloserIQ explains how startups with limited management resources can improve sales efficiency in “How To Build Startup Sales Management Resources From Within

Kody Myers at Paro breaks down the four tabs that should be in every financial model (in a simple way) and offers a free Excel template to use in “How To Build A Basic Financial Model

Tim Brunk of Astronomer details the situation where he was weighing an acquisition and Series A funding, though they were too early for either in “An Almost Acquisition Story

Ash Rust of SendHub looks at how to avoid some of the common mistakes made when startups set their goals in “Bad Ways to Set Startup Goals


Four Things Every On-Demand Company Needs To Nail

tl;dr: Building an on-demand company? Here are four things that you need to get right if you want to succeed. Read the post.

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