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Mattermark Daily – Monday, December 28th, 2015

From the Investors

Mike Puangmalai formerly of SQN Investors provides an overview of revenue multiples and how (as a tech employee or entrepreneur) company decisions can potentially impact valuation in “Revenue Multiple Demystified: Tech Valuations 101



Max Wessel of Sapphire Ventures dissects whether or not any oncoming contraction matters for individual investors (as opposed to the macro view of venture in aggregate) in “2016 Could be the Year of the Market Correction (That Doesn’t Matter)

Thomas Grota of Deutschte Telekom AG analyzes two areas of the investment life cycle and his outlook for investors and founders in “The Victims of the Pre-IPO-Dip and Why Certain VCs Talk Down a Bubble

Scott Sage of Seedcamp recaps a recent report by Cambridge Associates that demystifies the industry claim that only 15-20 companies a year make a difference in VC fund performance in “Venture Capital Disrupts Itself – New Data on the Asset Class

Josh Burwick of Sand Hill East Ventures outlines the importance of weighing the opportunity cost of pursuing major partnerships too soon in “The Killer of Early Stage Startups

Patrick Meenan of Arthur Ventures gives guidance on traps to avoid, suggestions on how to get better and ways to practice in “The Founder/ CEO Struggle of Articulating Long-Term Strategy & Vision to the Entire Company

From the Operators

Rebekah Cox of Arty Papers realizes you cannot have great reward — whether those rewards are monetary or in terms of impact you’ve had on the world — without great risk in “The Case for Risk

Joah Spearman of Localeur opens up about his path from near depression to growing success that confirmed ‘grit’ is his team’s best trait in “What Happened After We Got Rejected from Y Combinator

Rand Fishkin of Moz tells his perspective of why he stepped down as CEO, what he’s been doing since, and how he feels about the whole situation in “My Complicated Relationship with No Longer Being CEO

Kim Scott, Author of Radical Candor shares why giving, receiving, and encouraging critical guidance can make you a better manager in “Radical Candor – The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss

Sophia Dominguez of AllThingsVR highlights what needs to be accomplished in order to get VR to everyday consumers and the progress of mobile VR in 2015 in “Before VR Can Go Mainstream (At Least) These 3 Things Need to Happen

Jessica Lin of Work-Bench details how they measure success of their enterprise community at Work-Bench in “Community at Work-Bench or: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Unmeasurable


The India100 2015 by YourStory

Here are the top startups in India with ‘gravity-defying momentum’ in 2015.



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