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Mattermark Daily – Friday, December 27th

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The Operators

Gail Goodman of Constant Contact gives a must-watch talk for any B2B SaaS startup founder or investor “The Long Slow SaaS Ramp of Death” – she also mentions an excellent post by David Skok “SaaS Metrics – A Guide to Measuring and Improving What Matters”

Jason Lemkin of Storm Ventures and EchoSign has straight talk for burned out founders in “As the Year Winds Down: Get Some Rest. Or You’ll End Up Washing Out in SaaS in Year 5”

Daniel Tenner of GrantTree and Woobius reminds us that outcomes for venture-backed startups are more binary than for bootstrapped in  “Investment Increases Your Risk” – also be sure to check out his Founders Library for more reading material

The Investors

Jeff Bussgang of Flybridge Capital writes a thoughtful post on the need for some of the biggest tech companies to deliver on their post-bubble post-recession promise in “2014: The Year of Results”

Hunter Walk of Homebrew is in New York on Christmas Eve, and explains “Why NYC Tech Scene Excites Me: Deep Roots”

Adam D’Augelli of True Ventures shares “Some Thoughts on the Growing Drone Market”Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures reflects on what he might do when he retires in “The Purity of Angel Investing”

Semil Shah of Haystack Fund is non-plussed when it comes to mobile ecommerce in “For Holiday Shopping, Mobile Apps Bring Out My Inner Grinch”

News You Can Use

Angel investor and author Mahendra Ramsinghani reflects on a year that has been a long time coming in “Venture Capital 2013 Recap – Oh what a year it was…”

Chris Witkowsky of PE Hub reports on “The Funds LPs Loved in 2013”

 

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