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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, August 21st

From the Investors

David Lee of SV Angel considers investing an exercise in applied probability, not calculus, in “The Do’s and Don’t’s of Venture Investing

Boris Wertz of Version One Ventures advises startups on managing their community to maximize growth in “Community Building: How to Give Up Control Without Losing Control

Charlie O’Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures recommends non-technical founders seek out a technical advisor for recruiting validation in “How Technical Advisors Can Help Non-Technical Founders

Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures asks future founders to build something on our need for community in “Our Common Humanity: We Still Have a Lot to Build on the Internet

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures reflects on his former employer, Google, and encourages other companies to publish their values online in “Not a Conventional Company

Jessica Livingston of Y Combinator tells Fortune, “We’re Just as Relevant as Ever

From the Operators

Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt announces $1m in funding, launches an iOS app, in “Planting Seeds

Serial Entrepreneur Elad Gil walks through the different hiring lifecycles of a growing business in “Building a Recruiting Org

Chris Beams of Spring looks to Pinboard for proof that you don’t need venture funding to make it as a tech company in “The Internet of Small Businesses

Steli Efti of Close.io improves your inbound sales process in “Inbound Sales Kung Fu (Webinar)

Bill Marshall of Miragen helps biotech startups save time, money, and energy in “Advancing a New Drug Modality: A Few Lessons Learned

Mike Evans of GrubHub finds peace along his bike ride across America in “Journey: Atlantic Ocean to Pacific Ocean

From the Community

Executive Coaches Jerry Colonna and Ann Mehl teach founders how to ask open questions and listen effectively in “Power Up Your Team with Non-Violent Communication Principles

Julienne Lauler of Mondato analyzes the pros and cons of Bitcoin with a former Featured Founder, Elizabeth Rossiello of BitPesa, in “Can Digital Currencies Change the World?

People Are Talking About: Sexism in Tech

Female Founder Gesche Haas asks, “What Would You Do?” when an investor, or a startup mentor, makes an unwanted sexual advance

Repost: Heidi Roizen of Draper Fisher Jurvetson reminds us, “It’s Different for Girls

As a final thought on inclusion, Carmel DeAmicis and Biz Carson of Gigaom break out diversity results from twelve of the largest tech companies into “Eight Charts That Put Tech Companies’ Diversity Stats Into Perspective

© Mattermark 2024. Sources: Mattermark Research, Crunchbase, AngelList.