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Mattermark Daily – Friday, February 6th, 2015

From the Investors

Alexa Lee of StartX showcases 22 recent StartX graduates and portfolio performance metrics since 2010 in “StartX Demo Day Fall 2014 – Achieving Growth & Maturity

Patrick Mathieson of Toba Capital provides a checklist of five items for entrepreneurs to have in mind before their first meeting with a VC in “Surviving Your First Phone Screen with a VC Firm

Amish Shah of SierraMaya360 guides entrepreneurs in making the right first impressions, crafting a 30 second pitch, and more in “The Most Important 60 Seconds of Your Startup Life

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures describes a product he wants to track and manage his ‘digital money transactions’ like Venmo and Coinbase in “Feature Friday: Digital Money Accounting

Jeff Carter of West Loop Ventures focuses on why he sees sales and the ability to acquire customers as an essential part of the business in “What Are Seed Investors Looking For?

From the Operators

Camille Ricketts of First Round Review features Pete Kazanjy of Honestly who shares his ‘problem – solution – specifics’ framework as a sales process in “To build An Amazing Sales Team, Start Here First

Olivia Cole for The Daily Dot highlights ten women whose inventions or work have impacted the technologies we use today in “10 Women Who Changed the Tech Industry Forever

Jessica Alter of FounderDating encourages founders to ‘be judicious [with their startup ideas] but get feedback, be open, and go execute’ in “Startups and Shark Attacks

Rob Fitz of Dex.io advises founders to ‘try something else’ if they are not comfortable with more extroverted sales, fundraising, and leadership strategies in “A Short Guide (and Resources) for Introverted Founders

Sean Byrnes formerly of Flurry explores the idea of and reasons why some entrepreneurs would want to build a ‘100 year company’ in “The Last Startup Company

 

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