Mattermark Daily – Monday, November 17th

From Mattermark

Mattermark’s CEO Danielle Morrill shares her ‘pay what you want’ experiment to bootstrap more in-depth research efforts of Mattermark data in “2014 Startup Traction Report Now Available for Pre-Order from Mattermark

Here’s a teaser of what you can expect, this graph is examining the 6 month change in employee counts at startups – broken out by stage:

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Pre-order the 2014 Startup Traction Report

From the Investors

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures expands on New Relic’s S-1 filing to benchmark it against other recently IPO’d SaaS companies in “Benchmarking New Relic’s S-1: How 7 Key SaaS Metrics Stack Up

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Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures asserts that raising money is not the key to success, but rather ‘it is what you build, how you go to market and monetize it’ in “Capital and Success

Steven Sinofsky of Andreessen Horowitz looks at challenges faced by incumbent businesses, how they┬áreact to innovation and advantages startups may have in “Startups Aren’t Features (of Products or Companies)

Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures provides his formula for startup communities outside of Silicon Valley to drive future job growth in their cities in “The Silent Killer – The Company Your Community Never Created

Kirill Sheynkman of RTP Ventures details documents and processes founders and investors use when raising venture capital in “Getting Funded, Step 4: Due Diligence

David Rosskamp of EarlyBird Venture Capital classifies investment methodologies into ‘common approaches’ he has observed in “Typology of Venture Investing

Steve Schlafman of RRE Ventures gives his stance on transparency and accountability by asking for personal public reviews (Yelp-style) in “Radical Transparency: Review Me on Dunwello

Neeraj Agrawal of Battery outlines his three principal marketing technology industry observations from 2004 – 2014 in “More on Martech: Why Do VCs Love #MarTech? It’s Simple – $22B of Global Value Creating and Counting

From the Operators

Dina Kaplan of The Path explains her thoughts on ‘busywork’ saying, ‘it’s time to end the glorification of busy’ in “The Cult of Busy

Armando Biondi of AdEspresso counters Mark Suster’s post on transparency, advocating for more of it in “Transparency Will Not Kill You

Jay Winder of MakeLeaps notes serendipity, meritocracy, founder focus and more in his shortlist of differences in “How Tokyo is Different to Silicon Valley

Fabio Federico of Coinalytics reflects on taking chances, the value of friends and embracing challenges in “3 Lessons Learned from Starting a Startup

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