MATTERMARK DAILY

Mattermark Daily – Monday, April 6th, 2015

From the Investors

Hunter Walk of Homebrew responds to Matt Turck of FirstMark Capital’spost about ‘Straight to A’ rounds with his own observations of this trend in “What’s a Seed Fund to Do When a Seed Round is $20 Million?

Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital ponders the idea that there may be ‘promising companies’ being overlooked in the current VC environment in “Opportunities Lost in a Sea of Growth Rounds

Brad Feld of Foundry Group provides an overview of his second board meeting with the executive team of Mattermark and his thoughts on the ‘rhythm of board meetings’ in “The Full Day Quarterly Board Meeting

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures displays graphs to argue that ‘public markets are treating high flying software companies the same today as over the past decade’ in “Are SaaS Startups Today Worth More Than Ten Years Ago?

Michael Copeland and Benedict Evans of Andreessen Horowitzdiscuss how a messaging app can be utilized as a platform in “A16z Podcast: Messaging is the Medium

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures presents his definition of a lifestyle business, indie business, and VC fundable business and asks the community for their input in “Lifestyle Business

Charlie O’Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures reflects on the topics of VC ethics, the number of seed funds in the US, VC bloggers, and more in his interview with Hunter Walk of Homebrew in “Questions from Hunter #MondayMailbag

From the Operators

Dorothy Sanders of Maptia recaps – in depth – the emotional and business rollercoaster of the past 1,000 days of building Maptia in “Ten Things We Believe

Chris Yeh of PBworks shares what he’s learned about ‘navigating the treacherous waters’ of telling someone they are no longer right for their role in “How Do I Tell Someone Their Job Has Outgrown Them?

William Mougayar of Startup Management offers his perspective on ‘new movement options for value creation, beyond what traditional currencies enable’ in “Value Creation and Movement with the Blockchain: The Easy, Difficult and Mysterious

Violeta Nedkova of Amazemeet outlines her philosophy for building an engaged userbase and how she did before launching Amazemeet in “Why Startups Fail and How to Build Up Interest Before the Launch

Cory Bishop of Mobiquire encourages United States based entrepreneurs to travel abroad, in order to ‘better understand and solve real-world problems’ in “The problem with ‘disruption’ today

The Buttercoin Team announces that Buttercoin will be shutting their service down on April 10th and how it will impact their users in “It’s Time To Say Goodbye

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