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Mattermark Daily – Monday, July 14th

From the Investors

Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz coaches CEOs on breaking the cycle of pressure by asking them, “Do You Feel Pressure or Do You Apply Pressure?

Brad Feld of Foundry Group begins his series on mentoring by asking “Why,” over and over, until he gets to the root of the issue in “Mentors 1/18: Be Socratic

Josh Breinlinger of Sigma West warns founders against falling blindly in love with good praise in “The Delusion of Customer Testimonials

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures points to RelateIQ as an example of how predictive software will change the SaaS landscape in “The Next Era in SaaS

Boris Wertz of Version One Ventures addresses the issues of growth, talent, and expense—and how B2B companies are less geographically flexible—in “Can You Build ‘Silicon Valley’ Companies Outside of the Valley?

Tren Griffin of Microsoft shares lessons-learned from Peter Thiel on trust, valuations, and success in “A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Peter Thiel

Jon Auerbach of CRV announces the new name of Charles River Ventures and looks to the West for the firm’s latest $393M fund in “A New Fund and a New Chapter

Alexis Ohanian of Y Combinator combats the “last mile” in the net neutrality case by filing an official comment with the FCC on behalf of YC

Sam Altman of Y Combinator gives a summary of the “last mile” and its importance in “Net Neutrality

From the Operators

Vinicius Vacanti of Yipit asks, “What’s your startup’s unfair advantage?” in “The Secrets Behind Many Successful Startups

Marc Barros of Moment teaches entrepreneurs how to gain, maintain, and share their confidence in “Founder Confidence

Dharmesh Shah of HubSpot creates a high-level overview on inbound marketing in “The Gentle and Visual Guide to Startup Marketing

Secret announces its $25M Series-B round and lets the reader in on some plans in “Onward

Matthew Goldman of Wallaby shrugs off the tech résumé keywords in “Why My Team Doesn’t Look Great on Paper

© Mattermark 2024. Sources: Mattermark Research, Crunchbase, AngelList.