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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, November 12th

From the Investors

Tien Anh Nguyen of OpenView Partners compares their 2014 SaaS industry survey results with New Relic’s recent S-1 filing, noting ‘New Relic is an outlier’ in “New Relic’s IPO Filing: An Analysis of SaaS Growth Drivers

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures explains the effects of increased churn, sales velocity and ballooning revenue on your team’s ability to retain customers in “Why Your SaaS Startup Needs a VP of Customer Success Sooner Than You Might Think

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures shares his thoughts on the Net Neutrality debate, urging the GOP to ‘get behind it instead of fighting’ in “Internet Freedom

M.G. Siegler of Google Ventures agrees with President Obama’s stance on Net Neutrality and explains why he believes nothing will change in the end in “Politics is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things. Like The Internet.

Rob Go of NextView Ventures offers seven insights he learned from Angel Bootcamp at MIT; pointing out pro rata rights and SAFE documents as hot topics in “Top Lessons From Great Angel Investors

Boris Wertz of Version One Ventures reflects on Germany’s economic opportunity after the fall of the Berlin Wall and catching the ‘wave of the Internet’ in “Ride the Wave

From the Operators

Sean Byrnes formerly of Flurry details the strengths and weaknesses of founder personalities he calls ‘the Scientist, the Expert and the Outsider’, saying they are the ideal team in “The Founder Spectrum

Rajen Sahghvi of ShopLocket gives his list of key takeaways from Ben Horowitz’s lecture at Stanford and Y Combinator’s class How To Start A Startup in “21 Quotes from Ben Horowitz on How to Manage

Yun-Fang Juan of Fundastic offers various decompression tips, including ‘focus on the long term’ and ‘have a strong support system’ in “How 6 Startup Founders Manage Stress and Avoid Burnout

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