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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, June 25th

From the Investors

Satya Patel of Homebrew defines his fund’s criteria for investing in the “Bottom Up Economy” in “Homebrew’s Investment Interests: Local Marketplaces

Benedict Evans of Andreessen Horowitz reports on data from Google IO and the drain of dollars from Android to Apple in “Not All Users are the Same

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures provides insight on “The Five Forces Shaping the Fundraising Market,” including capital efficiency, seed inflation, and the Series B crunch

Matt Turck of FirstMark Capital sees global ambitions and a wealth of talent in “The French Startup Ecosystem: At a Tipping Point

MG Siegler of Google Ventures pledges to designate one space on his homescreen for rotational hitters in “The 20th App

Semil Shah of Haystack Fund gets pissed off at the FAA’s restrictions on UAVs—and throws an elbow at the FCC and FDA for good measure—in “F-ing Up Innovation

Eric Hippeau of Lerer Hippeau Ventures sits down with StrictlyVC to discuss the fundraising climate for VCs and the future of media investments in “Eric Hippeau on His Firm’s New Fund and Where It’s Shopping Now

From the Operators

Jody Porowski of Avelist recommends that you hire a good attorney and draw a line between personal and professional relationships in “How to Ask Your Friends and Family to Invest in Your Startup

Jonathan Abrams of Nuzzel explains his thought process behind raising a second seed round, as opposed to a Series A, in “Why Nuzzel Raised a Second Seed Round

Nathan Bashaw of General Assembly tells the story of “The Origin of Product Hunt

Tom Harman, formerly of Coastermatic, looks to shape the promising future of healthcare IT by joining Project Florida in “New Beginnings

From the Community

Just three weeks left to apply for DreamIt Ventures in Philadelphia! Applications for the three month accelerator are due on July 11th at midnight EST. Apply here.

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