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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, December 4th

From the Investors

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures reports that the average SaaS IPO company in 2014 has raised four rounds, ‘pop’ between 50-100% after IPO and more trends he identifies in “The 2014 Class of SaaS IPOs


Connie Loizos of Strictly VC and Michael Kim of Cendana Capital discuss how he will deploy new capital into micro-funds and how the seed-stage will be impacted in a market downturn in “Michael Kim of Cendana Capital on His New $50 Million Fund

Lou Kerner of The Social Internet Fund declares, ‘we are clearly not in a tech bubble’ based on his research of private and public markets in “Are We in a Tech Bubble?” (presentation)

Angel Investor Adam Townsend compares market strategies of incumbents and new entrants in the ‘back office’ space and outlines where he sees it going in “HRtech and the trajectory of the Puck

Lenny Pruss of RRE Ventures expands on CoreOS’ launch of Rocket with his thoughts on ‘what’s really at stake in the container technology space’ in “The Container Wars Have Started and We Should Be Paying Close Attention

Nic Brisbourne of Forward Partners offers his recommendations for how a CEO and founding teams should operate in “Three Features of Successful CEO and Founder Teams

Lee Hower of NextView Partners guides founders in understanding the ‘dimensions’ of creating a framework for splitting up equity in “Punch & Pie: How Should Co-Founders Divide Equity?

Angel Investor Gary Vaynerchuk urges people to think ‘big fish, big world’ and realize ‘the small pond thinking absolutely limits your possibilities’ in “It’s Better to Be a Big Fish in a Small Pond…

From the Operators

Travis Kalanick of Uber notes future expansion of Uber to the Asia Pacific region and ‘investing in internal growth’ with a new financing round of $1.2 billion in “The Ride Ahead

Katie Pang of FounderDating finds that IDEO, Trilogy, LinkedIn, AOL and Box have produced the most entrepreneurs (in the FounderDating Network) in “The 31 Most Entrepreneurial Company Alumni Networks

First Round Review features Gregory Hong of Reserve who advises ‘you have to cede a stake in how your product develops to the partners themselves’ in “This is How You Build Partnerships to Make Your Startup Better, Faster, Stronger

Anna Duning of Engine highlights the Latino Startup Alliance whose mission is ‘cultivating entrepreneurial spirit in Latino communities and increasing the amount of Latino-led technology innovations’ in “Fighting the Entrepreneurial Divide, One Latino Startup at a Time

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