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Mattermark Daily – Monday, August 25th

From the Investors

Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz mark the five year anniversary of their fund by taking stock of the technology sector and highlighting what’s to come in “a16z Podcast: Ben and Marc Explain (Practically) Everything – Part 1

Quinten Farmer of Prehype contemplates the future uses of Stellar in “Stellar and the $10 Trillion Economy

Roy Bahat of Bloomberg Beta parses the destructive language of office war and how it justifies our bad behavior in “In Business, Let’s Stop Using the Language of War

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures discovers no statistical difference between states for M&A activity in “The Impact of a Startup’s Location on its Acquisition Price

Li Jiang of GSV Capital looks at the simplification of mobile interfaces in “The Evolution of Mobile Products

Hunter Walk of Homebrew Ventures increases engagement by leaving equity in the founders’ hands in “Getting Founders Some Early Liquidity Can Benefit VCs

Tren Griffin of Microsoft expands on thoughts from John Doerr on sales, ideas, and attempting the impossible, in “A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from John Doerr

Jeff Carter of West Loop Ventures applies six current themes in innovation to agribusiness in “Hacking Ag – Is It So Bad?

Semil Shah of Haystack Fund breaks out why he tells mobile developers to focus on “iOS First. Android Much, Much Later

From the Operators

Vijay Sundaram of Found identifies caveats to successfully fundraising after crowdfunding for hardware startups in “Crowdfunding is No Panacea for Product-Market Fit

Henrik Zillmer of AirHelp speaks to his experience in both accelerators to explain “The Difference between Rocket Internet and Y Combinator” — “What Rocket is to execution, YC is to product.”

Shri Bhashyam of EquityZen notes public market tech trends for the first half of 2014 in “2014 H1: Tech IPO Review

From the Community

Ken Goldberg of UC Berkeley outlines a mechanized future that follows the five elements of Cloud Robotics in “Robots With Their Heads in the Clouds” (via Aspen Ideas Festival)

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