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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, February 11th, 2016

From the Investors

Archit Bise of Redpoint Ventures explains how every market in the world has cycles of highs and lows, including venture investing, in “The Patterson Cycle

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Shai Goldman of SVB Capital relates the current VC market to 2009 and wonders if firms will pull back or be opportunistic by increasing their number of investments in “2016, an Opportunity for VCs

Pawel Chudzinzki of Point Nine Capital identifies and categorizes four product and investment trends in the real estate market in “Software is Eating Real Estate

Scott Dorsey of High Alpha presents learnings from building ExactTarget, the importance of culture, and key advice for SaaS entrepreneurs in “Scott Dorsey at SaaStr Annual

Chip Hazard of Flybridge Capital Partners encourages founders to step back and listen more often in order to build better relationships, businesses and knowledge in “Listen Up!

Shaun Abrahamson of Urban.Us explores their investment in an on-demand startup focused on unit economics, now beating well funded competitors, with a homage to The Big Short in “Survival, Death Spirals and Tortoises

Boris Wertz of Version One Ventures finds investing in businesses with potentially large network effects built around people and/or data promising in “Our (Refocused) Investment Thesis

From the Operators

John Doherty of Credo shares his experience of being laid off from his last job and exactly what he did to pursue his entrepreneurial dream in “How Getting Laid Off Led Me To Double My Salary and Follow my Entrepreneurial Dream

Dave Zweiback of Pandora deconstructs why it’s so tempting to blame a person or team for every mishap in “This is How Effective Leaders Move Beyond Blame

Jeff Haynie of Axway walks through the lessons he learned from his first startup and the things he’d like to do differently in his next in “Five Things I Will Do Different for My Next Startup

Kimber Lockhart of One Medical acknowledges that trying to create a sense of urgency almost always backfires in “Don’t Create a Sense of Urgency, Foster a Sense of Purpose

Steli Efti and Hiten Shah of The Startup Chat discuss the importance of keeping teams and things aligned if you want to get something done in “Startup Team Alignment” (podcast)

Joshua Taylor of Design Inc details why designers need to understand the businesses they work for and what the businesses need to grow in “Designers Shouldn’t Code. They Should Study Business.

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