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Mattermark Daily – Monday, May 11th, 2015

From the Investors

Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz shares his views on VC, startups, and the future – in detail – with Tad Friend of The New Yorker in “Tomorrow’s Advance Man

Heidi Roizen of DFJ tells a ‘grim fairytale’ of a ‘mythical company’ wherein a founder makes bad decisions, in hopes of helping founders avoid doing the same in the real world in “How to Build a Unicorn from Scratch – and Walk Away With Nothing.

Hunter Walk of Homebrew causes a frenzy of conversation among investors around AngelList syndicates, pro-rata rights for angel investors, and deal economics in “Would Large VCs Give Up Mgmt Fees in Order To Receive Carry By Deal vs. Fund?

Garry Tan of Y Combinator explains why ‘the lack of innovation in traditional incumbent businesses means that startups have a chance in more arenas than ever’ in “Share Buybacks: Big Cos Say ‘We Don’t Know What to Do With the Cash Anyway!’ and Why It’s Good for Startupsxlarge_Screen_Shot_2015-05-07_at_3.11.28_PM

Christoph Janz of Point Nine Capital provides a follow up to his post last week about due diligence, with additional details on ‘what exactly SaaS Series A/B investors look for’ in your data in “A Closer Look at the 6 Things To Pre-empt 90% of Due Diligence

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures analyzes the declining rate of follow-on fundraising for Series A and B rounds from 2003-2013 in “The Decreasing Follow On Financing Success of Startups

Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures advises founders on how to run ‘real startup operations’ to mitigate potential lawsuits in the future in “Why Lawsuits Are On the Rise at Startups and What To Do About It

From the Operators

Amit Gupta formerly of Photojojo reveals that he sold his company a year ago, was diagnosed with Leukemia, and why he kept it all a secret in “Something Happened Last Year and I Didn’t Tell Anyone

Andy Dunn of Bonobos announces that Fran Della Badia will be the CEO of Bonobos on June 1st and why he’s becoming the chair of the board in “Stepping Up

Soroush Ghodsi (13) writes a follow-up to Andrew Watts’ (19) post (A Teenager’s View on Social Media), with his own view on social media products as a young-teen in “A 13-Year-Old’s View on Social Media

Eric Jorgenson of Evergreen educates founders on ‘Strategy 101’, why one decision can make your company, and ‘how to get it right’ in “How to Master the Craft of Strategy

Rebecca Goberstein formerly of Terrapn shares why ‘money [an angel investment] was the last thing that was going to ‘fix’ anything’ at her startup and why she’s shutting it down in “It’s a Newborn Afternoon

Bo Ren of Instagram reflects on her personal and work ‘friendships’ and outlines how to separate loose ties from genuine friendships in “Cultivating Genuine Friendships in Silicon Valley

Mike Duchen of Product School sheds light on the importance of making it a priority to spend time with family vs. being solely focused on work in “Family Is More Important Than Equity

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