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Mattermark Daily – Monday, August 18th

When it comes to evaluating startups, much has been written about the 3 most important factors: team, market, and traction. When it comes to how CEOs evaluate how well we’re doing, much has been written about building the right product, hiring the right people, and making sure there’s money in the bank.

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From the Investors

Brian Laung Aoaeh of KEC Ventures points to Facebook and Friendster to exemplify why it’s essential to adapt to user misbehavior in “Why Tech Startups Can Gain Competitive Advantage from Operations

Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures interviews Nanea Reeves of textPlus on product development and running a startup in “Here’s What President of textPlus Nanea Reeves Has to Say on Leadership, Mgmt, Women in Tech

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures focuses on increasing seed fund sizes and investments in “The Three Most Important Trends in The Seed Fund Raising Market

Jeff Carter of West Loop Ventures explains why he’s bearish on cannabis startups in “Why It’s Hard to Get Rich Growing Grass

Jonathan Friedman of LionBird proposes transferable pro-rata rights in “Ways to Improve Angel.co (Part 4)

Bryan Stolle of Mohr Davidow Ventures throws out the playbook in “The Term Sheet Doesn’t Matter – 13 Things You Should Know Before Accepting Venture Funding

Jean Case of Case Foundation doesn’t want to see gender equality and entrepreneurship stop at tech in “Let’s Boost the Ranks of Women Founders Beyond Tech

Angel Investor Mark Cuban kicks off the list with “know how to sell” in “The 6 Things You Need to Know to be Great in Business

From the Operators

Hilary Scharton of Instructure approaches product management roles as a form of servant leadership in “Balanced Product Management

Jonathan Montagu of Nimbus reassesses risk in biotech startups by asking five key questions in “Target Practice

Craig Newmark of Craigslist gives recognition to “Six Inspirational Women in Tech

Alex Taub of SocialRank protects his startup by stepping back every six months “Offsites

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