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Mattermark Daily – Monday, August 31st, 2015

From the Investors

Paul Graham of Y Combinator encourages founders to be as nice as they want, so long as they work hard on their growth rate to compensate in “Why It’s Safe For Founders to Be Nice

Sarah Milstein of Indie.VC describes the relationship between VCs and their LPs and why it’s important for startups to understand in “Startups Almost Never Talk About This – But They Should

Kanyi Maqubela of Collaborative Fund explores how VCs serve multiple customers, and must keep a balance between deploying capital and managing their portfolio in “Double-Sided Service Business

Boris Wertz of Version One Ventures says ‘the bootstrapping VC’ is made possible by micro-funds and provides a non-traditional route in “How to Bootstrap Your Way Into Becoming a VC

Samir Kaji of First Republic Bank believes too many founders forget to write regular investor updates and outlines the ‘appropriate communication etiquette’ in “Investing in Your Investor Updates

From the Operators

Falguni Desai of Future Asia Ventures researches the growing corporate accelerator trend and what it means for innovation at large companies. Her new study looks at corporate accelerators around the globe and also provides entrepreneurs a few pointers on what to consider before joining an accelerator. To read the report visit www.futureasiaventures.com

Serial Entrepreneur Dan Martell leans on his experiences raising venture capital to educate founders with five strategies to raise money faster in “How To Raise Venture Capital” (video)

Eric Jorgenson of Evergreen details the ‘right mindset’ for strategic alliances and how to make the tough decisions in “How to Think About All Strategic Alliances

Joseph Walla of HelloSign declares belief (even if you only have one believer) as the most important component for a startup and explains why in “Your Job As a Founder Is to Create Believers

Nate Weiner of Pocket in the First Round Review shares how keeping a team small can be an invaluable guiding principle in “The Story Behind How Pocket Hit 20M Users with 20 People

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