Mattermark Daily – Monday, February 29th, 2016

From the Investors

Hunter Walk of Homebrew provides guidelines and a list of resources to help you build more diverse teams in “Diversity at Startups

Paige Craig of Arena Ventures offers his perspective on why most gender investing ratios are so fundamentally skewed in “Half Our Startups are Founded by Women — and I’m Surprised and Delighted

Rob Go of NextView Ventures gives his take on how the volatility in the market is impacting startup companies at various stages in “Dealing with a Tough Market

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures walks through why gross profit, not revenue, is the metric companies should be using to compare themselves in “Not All Revenue Dollars Are Created Equal

Alida Miranda-Wolff of Hyde Park Angels and Noelle Juengling or Impact Engine take a closer look at the growth of impact investing in Chicago with “Who Invests in Social Impact

Chris Quintero of Bolt outlines the difficulty hardware founders face in transitioning between pre and post revenue in “The Hardware Startup Valley of Death

John Greathouse of Rincon Venture Partners discusses the lessons he learned and what he missed when given the opportunity to invest in Uber in “Confessions of a VC: Crap – Why I Passed on Uber’s Seed Round


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From the Operators

Daniel Levine of RJmetrics puts together a series of questions to get your business to achieve similar growth patterns to high-performing companies in “5 Questions to Get You on the Path to $10mil in Annual Revenue

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Armando Biondi of AdEspresso shares why it is easier and faster to get to profitability by focusing on increasing revenue rather than fundraising in “Want to Avoid the Cashpocalypse? Read This

Brian Halligan of HubSpot talks about the growing pains Hubspot went through when scaling and how they attacked the problem in “HubSpot’s Playbook for Going from Startup to Scale-up

Shriram Bhashyam of EquityZen explains how angel investors and employees should think about liquidity in a down market in “A Down Market: When Liquidity Matters

Steli Efti of Close.io expands on strategies for startups to implement to get new hires on the right track in “The 1 Thing New Grads Need to Know Before Joining a Startup

Scenes From A Bust (read more)

If you think that the current rough patch for technology is bad, it’s worth remembering how bad things were in 2000. From journalist Owen Thomas, here’s a collection of stories from a far, far crazier era.

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