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Mattermark Daily – Monday, February 2nd, 2015

From the Investors

Neeraj Agrawal of Battery Ventures details what he believes are the seven key phases in SaaS companies’ go-to-market success to reach $100M in revenue in “The SaaS Adventure

Bill Gurley of Benchmark Capital outlines Uber’s evolution from ‘everyone’s private driver’ to ‘transportation as reliable as running water, everywhere for everyone’ in “Uber’s New BHAG: UberPool

Claire Burke of Female Founders Fund analyzes the number of Series A’s raised by female CEOs and teams with female founders in the Bay Area and NYC in “The A Round & Female Founders

Hunter Walk of Homebrew sees, ‘global [thinking] entrepreneurs have access to audience, to monetize and, increasingly, local capital’ in “Silicon Valley is Still Best Place to Build Startup But…

Ho Nam of Altos Ventures advises founders to ‘dominate [one] initial [small] market’ vs. trying to be a ‘billion dollar unicorn’ in “Beyond Competitive Advantage

Alida Miranda-Wolff and Michael Sachaj of Hyde Park Angels guides founders in understanding how to find a total addressable market in “Is Your Business a Venture?

Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures believes ‘great entrepreneurs’ should have conviction and passion to solve the problems they face in “You Can’t Rely on a VC to Make Your Hardest Decisions

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures encourages founders to invest in training their product teams in mobile design and development in “Hiring Mobile Engineers vs. Training Engineers On Mobile

Chris Dixon of Andreessen Horowitz explains the paths he sees AI startups may take to get data in “The Idea Maze for AI Startups

From the Operators

Scott Orn of Kruze Consulting highlights the dates of tax and operations related events startups need to be aware of in “Startup CFO Tax Checklist: Key Dates for 2015 Taxes

Rachel Sklar of Change The Ratio shares her thoughts on the lack of women in tech and VC with, ‘the problem is not with the pipeline, it’s with the industry that the pipeline is piping into’ in “Stop Equating Women in Tech With Engineers

Deva Hazarika of Opstarts helps founders understand how to apply SaaS concepts explained by VCs – like this one from Jason Lemkin of Storm Ventures in “Tilting a Smidge – Understanding the Numbers

Alex Turnbull of Groove reflects on his hiring and firing process, evaluating culture fit and more in “Firing: How I Do the Hardest Thing as an Entrepreneur

Robert Laing of Gengo provides examples of problems startups may have after ‘hacking their way through hiring and management’ in “Your Are Incurring HR Debt

Mike Moloney of FilterGrade offers the strategy he used to find ‘product validation without spending a dime’ in “Using Marketplaces to Build and MVP

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