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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Mattermark Now Displays Exit Data

Dealmakers predict company trajectories and how potential investments reach liquidity to evaluate potential investments. With that in mind, we are excited to announce updated exit mappings.

Learn more in “Discovering Comps: Mattermark Now Offers Additional Data & Column Filtering for Companies


From the Investors

David Frankel of Founder Collective guides founders – in detail – how to prepare the pitch, project a vision, select investors, and run the process of raising a growth round in “Securing A Huge Growth Round

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures explains why a SaaS company may build its initial traction with the SMB market and ‘inevitably begin serving larger customers’ as it scales in “The Innovator’s Dilemma for SaaS Startups

Miles Clements and Andrew Braccia of Accel Partners offer their lessons learned as investors in Lynda.com and congratulate Lynda.com for being acquired by LinkedIn for $1.5 billion in “Lynda.com and the Power of Authenticity

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures encourages founders to fundraise ‘when you’ve got a half tank and you are passing by one of your favorite stations’ in “VCs as Gas Stations

Carlos Espinal of Seedcamp and Jeff Bussgang of Flybridge Capitaldiscuss Jeff’s insights around company development and what he looks for in a founder in “Seedcamp Podcast, Episode 18: Jeff Bussgang of Flybridge Ventures & Author of Mastering the VC Game

Bryce Roberts of O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures announces that Sarah Milstein of Lean Startup Productions will join indie.vc as VP of Programs in “Meet Our Friend Sarah

Amish Shah of SierraMaya360 outlines his stance on prioritizing recruiting quality talent above raising funding in “Hiring Great Talent Is More Important Than Fund Raising

From the Operators

Camille Ricketts of First Round Review features DJ Patil, the U.S. Chief Data Scientist at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Ruslan Belkin of Salesforce’s insights on what it takes to build data products in “Everything We Wish We’d Known About Building Data Products

Pedram Keyani of Uber expresses his philosophy for hosting company-wide hackathons and why he thinks they are ‘a remarkable force multiplier for innovation’ in “Hacking Company Culture

Miki Johnson and Jackson Solway of Job Portraits highlight Keen IO’s hires from coding bootcamp programs and the graduates’ feedback on the hiring process in “6 Questions for Startups to Ask Themselves Before Hiring Bootcamp Grads

Scott Miller of Tandem gives a detailed list of the finance and operations tools he uses, why he uses them, and other options for startups in “What’s Your Finance & Operations Stack?

Jessica Alter of FounderDating lists the most requested types of advisors that founders are looking for based on their FD:Advisors program in “Top 15 Most Requested Startup Advisor Expert Areas

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