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Mattermark Daily – Monday, June 1st, 2015

From the Investors

Talia Goldberg of Bessemer Venture Partners analyses data on the change of valuations over the years, comparing revenue to EBITDA, and how this compares to public companies in “Valuations: What is Happening and Does It Matter?” (slide presentation)

Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures highlights a short paragraph to include when raising a convertible note to guard against ‘angel investors preying on entrepreneurs’ in “One Simple Paragraph Every Entrepreneur Should Add to Their Convertible Notes

Jason Lemkin of Storm Ventures outlines his pros and cons for Convertible Debt, SAFE notes and his requirements for doing business ‘on a handshake’ in “An Insider’s Guide to Convertible Debt vs. Equity

Angel Investor Joanne Wilson tells a brief version of Catherine Hoke’s story from her childhood to now running a VC fund that helps people with criminal histories become entrepreneurs in “Catherine Hoke, Defy Ventures, Woman Entrepreneur

Bryce Roberts of O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures recaps the first week of the Indie.vc program and the list of nine companies participating in “The Indie.vc Companies

Rebecca Buckman of Battery Ventures continues the conversation around VC value-add services and how Battery Ventures ramped theirs up in “Are VC Services Really Over-Hyped? The Story of One Firm’s Middle Path

Venture Capitalist Gil Dibner revisits the enterprise software investment themes that have captured his attention this year in “Enterprise Investment Themes for 2015

From the Operators

Startup Lawyer Jose Ancer provides resources for learning about founder equity splits and why ‘Grunt Funds’ are ill-advised in “Splitting Founder Equity: Avoid ‘Grunt Funds’

Ellen Chisa of Kickstarter offers the lessons she learned from each of the core classes she took pursuing an MBA from HBS in “What’s One Thing You’ve Learned at Harvard Business School That Blew Your Mind?

Andrew Kemendo of Visidraft responds to Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures’ post on convertible notes with his perspective as a founder and the trouble with standing up to VCs in “First Time Founders and the Trouble with Founder Friendly Terms

Zachary Cohn of Amazing Airfare shares his story and technical details of how he started his newest startup, Amazing Airfare in “On MVPs, Gluing Things Together, and $270 Flights to South Africa

Brian Scordato of TackleBox explains how to run early customer interviews and questions to ask yourself to ‘put yourself directly in the shoes of your customer’ in “Customer Interviews: So You’ve Decided to Take Your Startup Seriously

Eric Jorgenson of Evergreen gives an – in depth – overview of all things ‘product/market fit’ in “Product/Market Fit: What It Really Means, How to Measure It, and Where to Find It

From Mattermark

Mattermark Webinar: Join our webinar on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT. Kyle Porter, CEO of Salesloft, will be sharing his thoughts on why sales teams have adopted a more data driven approach to prospecting in recent years.

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