Mattermark Daily – Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

From the Investors

Josh Felser of Freestyle VC looks back on the entrepreneurial experiences of his investment Partners, announces the Freestyle Fund III, and serial entrepreneur Jenny Lefcourt joining as a Partner in “Dear Founders

Josh Wolfe and Peter Hebert of Lux Capital aims to support ‘the scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs who are pushing the limits of reason and reality’ with their new $350 million fund in “Of Scientists and Rebels

Brittany Laughlin of Union Square Ventures advises startups on what to look out for when developing a company culture and how to build one that is inclusive in “How to Create a Company Culture That Embraces Diversity

Matt Turck of FirstMark Capital believes that the growing number of financing scenarios ‘creates more confusion for founders’ and suggests they ‘focus on what makes sense’ in “The ‘Straight to A’ Round

Bill Payne of Frontier Angels outlines his reasons why founders in Little Rock, Arkansas and ‘outside of Valley’ places shouldn’t expect “TechCrunch sized rounds’ in “Why Does Startup Pricing Vary by Location?

Jay Acunzo of NextView Ventures gives his thoughts on why he says, ‘a little design goes a long way’ in “How Much Does Design Matter for Seed-Stage Startups?

From the Operators

Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Dame Stephanie Shirley explains how she built a company and became ‘the most successful tech entrepreneur you’ve never heard of’ in “Why Do Ambitious Women Have Flat Heads?” (TED video)

Alex Capecelatro of Yeti reflects on the top eleven things he would do different building his next company, now that Yeti is being acquired in “Doing Things Different

Adam Pisoni of Yammer for First Round Review provides an overview of what Holacracy is and the impact it can have at a company in “Here’s Why You Should Care About Holacracy

Periscope recaps the past week since launching and highlights their global reach and app updates in “Oh the Places You’ll Go

Author of Hooked, Nir Eyal details the strategies he’s used to curb his bad habits in “Can’t Kick a Bad Habit? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

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