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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, August 25th, 2016

From the Investors

Shahin Farshchi of Lux Capital explains why startups are best positioned to put driverless cars on the road in “Forget Automakers or Ride-Sharing Companies, A Startup Will Be The One To Bring Us Driverless Taxis

Sara Deshpande of Maven Ventures describes the barriers consumer health companies will have to overcome to reach mass adoption in “Three Reasons I Haven’t Invested in Consumer Health — Yet

Geoff Ralston of Y Combinator proposes a two page deal summary template he hopes will become standard for early-stage investments in “Transparency in Startup Investing

Josh Elman of Greylock Partners recognizes that in all cases, win or lose, we should celebrate the journey in “Olympics and Startups

Martina Lauchengco of Costanoa Venture Capital provides three steps to create a product positioning statement (often website copy) that is meaningful without overdoing it in “Why Classic B2B Positioning Statements Don’t Work

 

From the Operators

Joe Waltman of VetPronto recaps how he mismanaged the transaction of selling his first startup in “How I Sold My Company to Twitter, in Spite of My Own Stupidity

Josh Carter of BrightWork exemplifies the importance of authenticity in business and community with an outline of his company’s core values in “The Lip Service of Authenticity

Lou Montulli of JetInsight reveals how creator-driven cultures seek to streamline product development by marrying elements of product management and engineering in “The Rewards of Creator-Driven Cultures

Jordan Wan of CloserIQ outlines a practical framework for reducing churn in Improving Your Churn Rate: A Step-by-Step Guide for Startups

Kimbal Musk of The Kitchen announces Square Roots, an urban farming accelerator that builds campuses of climate-controlled, indoor, hydroponic vertical farms, in the hearts of large cities in “Why I’m Empowering 1,000’s of Millennials to Become #realfood Entrepreneurs Through Vertical Farming

 

Behind the “50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Companies to Work For” List

Battery Ventures recently partnered with Glassdoor to highlight the cloud-computing companies where employees report the highest levels of work satisfaction. The final product is a list called the “50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies to Work For

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