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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, August 14th

From the Investors

Satya Patel of Homebrew Ventures looks to people, potential, and proof to create the “emotional resonance” key to a successful pitch in “The Only Way to Raise Money: Make Them Believe

Ali Hamed of CoVenture analyzes market opportunities in a sector that has rebounded since the 2008 crash in “Hospitality Industry Research Report

Sean Ndiho Obedih of NewGenAngels examines the rise of syndicates in Africa in “The State of Angel Investing in Africa in 2014

Sarah Kunst of Fortis Partners gives credit to her team in “4 Tips From Experts on Hiring the People Who Make the CEO a Star

Bilal Zuberi of Lux Capital reflects on the startup culture of paying it forward in “I am in a People and Relationships Business

Jonathan Friedman of LionBird builds on Hunter Walk’s recent post in “Why I’ll Forward a Deal to Another VC (Even When I’m Not Planning to Invest

Brad Feld of Foundry Group owns up to a lapse in communication and patience in “I Was a Lousy Board Member Yesterday

Sean Percival of 500 Startups discovers that life goes on during “No Email August

From the Operators

Steli Efti of Close.io wants you to avoid “lazy communication” and try before you ask in “Communication for Startup Teams: When Should You Interrupt Someone?

Armando Biondi of AdEspresso diverts future founders towards areas with less competition in “Silicon Valley Has Evolved – It’s Not About Startups Anymore

Diana Ngo of CoinTelegraph unearths the lion’s share of bitcoin investments overseas in “Bitcoin VC Investments Now Targeting Emerging Markets

Square goes on the defensive in “Top 10 Myths About Square

© Mattermark 2017. Sources: Mattermark Research, Crunchbase, AngelList.
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