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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, July 30th

Relate IQ highlights Mattermark in its latest piece, “The Modern Venture Capitalist’s Toolbox: 3 Key Tools.” “Mattermark is leading the revolution by pulling together a wealth of information from SEC filings, social media, and the company’s proprietary Startup Index. Having a Mattermark account is rapidly becoming a necessity to keep up with the big names in Silicon Valley VC. It may not be optional anymore.”

From the Investors

In a talk that’s more about life and decision-making than technology, Angel Investor Paul Buchheit, the creator of Gmail and AdSense, identifies the patterns that “are more than just patterns in silicon” in “The Technology

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures illustrates how networks outlast software every time in “The Dentist Office Software Story

Angel Investor William Mougayar outlines three key things startup CEOs need to direct their attention towards every day in “The Practice of Startup Management

Jeffrey Carter of Hyde Park Angels sees a 2-5% margin in e-commerce that could sway some merchants in “Where Bitcoin Could Get Traction

Startup Coach Jerry Colonna differentiates between ferocious and fierce, breaking past founder delusions and asking the necessary questions in “Being Fierce: the Five Challenges of Leadership” (see accompanying blog post here)

From the Operators

Ian Hogarth of Songkick builds a business on gratification, growth, economics, and a trustworthy team in “My Talk from YC Startup School

Dan Kurani formerly of Thumb is in a quest for a sustainable, value-driven, two-way marketplace in “Community-Driven Marketplaces

Serial Entrepreneur Elad Gil says it all depends on what you’re looking for in “What is a ‘Good’ VC?

Misha Chellam of Tradecraft encourages founders to do research, be patient, and seize the opportunity in “A Three-Part Framework for Building Strategic Relationships

Craig Newmark of Craigslist identifies statistics and initiatives at the high school level that explain “Why It’s Important to Get Girls Involved in Tech

Andrew Mason formerly of Groupon introduces Detour, a guided audio tour for cities, in “My New Company

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