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Mattermark Daily – Monday, December 21st, 2015

From the Investors

Benedict Evans of Andreessen Horowitz organizes his thoughts on mobile as we approach the end of 2015 in “16 Mobile Theses

Dave McClure of 500 Startups advises founders to ‘go small at first, then iterate, dominate and win’ in “Niche to Win, Baby.

Angel Investor William Mougayar describes a future where the Blockchain powers websites and encourages people to start planning for it now in “Why Blockchain is the New Website

Eric Hippeau of Lerer Hippeau Ventures reveals the best pitches he’s seen, what makes a great operator, and his concerns for future startups in “20 VC: Running Lerer Hippeau Ventures Like a Startup” (podcast)

Ben Narasin of Canvas Ventures reminds founders that entrepreneurship is not a game and lists common problems startups face in “The Entrepreneurial Journey is More Darkness Than Light

From the Operators

Chris Barber of Breakout List releases a PDF of companies ‘where you will be exposed to the best people and best opportunities’ in “Breakout List, End of 2015

Bob Lefsetz of The Lefsetz Letter believes ‘demand outstrips supply’ and examines Adele and Star Wars’ recent success in “Entertainment Unicorns

Lea Verou formerly of W3C wants the conversation about women in tech to include positive stories, so she expands on her own journey in “My Positive Experiences as a Woman in Tech

Pip Brangam of FounderSuite sits down with Scott Perry of LA Tech Digest to highlight recent changes in the LA startup ecosystem in “Startup Ecosystem: Los Angeles

Zac Halbert of Tradecraft provides seven principles to help make you more successful with cat drawings in “Cat Herding 101: A Guide to Leading Creative Teams for Unofficial Project Leads.

Joshua Davidson of Chop Dawg shares three contributing factors to explain why they have been able to grow over the past few years in “The Power of Leverage

The 2015 Forbes 50 Hottest Startups – Ranked by the Growth Score

Forbes published their 2015 Hottest Startups list of companies with the fastest growing valuations over time between funding rounds. As with any such list, we love to provide better insight into how these companies are performing. Here’s the top 10 startups.

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