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Mattermark Daily – Monday, February 9th, 2015

From the Investors

Bruce Booth of Atlas Venture provides his thoughts on the ‘therapeutic-directed venture capital’ investments from Biotechnology Industry Organization’s VC study in “Where Does All That Biotech Venture Capital Go?

Angel Investor William Mougayar calls out crowd-sale practices, lack of governance and reporting transparency for Bitcoin and more in “The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem is Frail: Beware of the Next Crash

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures adds on to William Mougayar’s post by referencing the “Perez Technological Surge Cycle” in “The Carlota Perez Framework

William Hsu of Mucker Capital details his entrepreneurial journey building the Mucker Labs ‘accelerator’ to transitioning to the “Mucker Capital’ fund in “Getting Past the Catch-22 of Venture Capital

Sean Silcoff of The Globe and Mail highlights Katherine Barr of Mohr Davidow Ventures for her achievements in VC for eight years and co-founding the C100 non-profit in “Female Venture Capitalist is Breaking the Mould in Silicon Valley

Brad Feld of Foundry Group reflects on his conversation with Todd Vernon of VictorOps about age and coming to terms with ‘what they are’ in “What You Are Instead of What You Are Going to Be

Jeff Bussgang of Flybridge Capital explains how a scaling business can impact customer acquisition, churn rates and monetization metrics in “Why Metrics Get Worse with Scale

From the Operators

Carrie King of Jobspottig and Philipp Mohring of AngelList discuss accelerators, hiring, and how Europe’s tech ecosystem is ‘growing up’ in “Philipp Mohring of AngelList on the European Startup Landscape

Juliet de Baubigny of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers points out an increasing trend of job seekers needing to be technically fluent in “Why Being Tech Savvy is No Longer Optional for Employees

Stefano Zorzi of Founders.as outlines a ‘new approach to work’ he sees startup companies implementing into their management strategies in “Gears for the Future of Work

Katie Stanton of Twitter shares her experience at TechCrunch’s recent Crunchies event, calling it a ‘reminder of how much we still need to do’ in “My First and Last Time at the Crunchies

Robert Laing of Gengo explains the five reasons Gengo is now transparent with their data and how other startups can follow suit in “Why You Should Open Up Your Data


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