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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, February 12th, 2015

From the Investors

Benedict Evans and Steven Sinofsky of Andreessen Horowitz discuss how Slack was first started, product changed, and its rapid growth with Stewart Butterfield of Slack in “Podcast: Slack, Messaging and Institutional Memory

Angel Investor Jason Calacanis details fourteen ways startups can spend less money on operations costs to extend their runway in “How to Save Money Running Your Startup

George Roberts of OpenView Venture Partners presents resources for founders to learn about removing customer friction, simplifying internal processes and more in “A Simple Playbook for Out-Innovating the Competition

David Hornik of August Capital discloses the 7th fund raised by August Capital at $450 million and adding Tripp Jones as a partner in “Announcing August VII

Adrian Cockcroft of Battery Ventures explains five trends he believes are leading to ‘traditional enterprise-computing vendors failing to grow their customer bases’ in “Was 2014 the End of Enterprise Computing?

Angel Investor Gary Vaynerchuk calls out ‘wantrepreneurs’ and says, ‘the best way to become something is to do something’ in “So, You Wanna Be An Entrepreneur…

Jonathan Sills of Battery Ventures speculates custom audience targeting, mobile-centric CRM solutions, and ads on Apple Watch in “What 2015 Has In Store for Native Ads, TV and Email Marketing

From the Operators

Mark Leslie of Veritas Software for First Round Review describes – in detail – the trajectory of an early startup to large company and key decisions to ‘ensure long-term success’ in “The Arc of Company Life – and How to Prolong It

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Greg Hong of Reserve reveals their Series A round raised by notable investors to continue expanding to new cities and devices in “Announcing our $15 Million Series A

Kyle Samani of Pristine reflects on the idea that every member of his team is ‘sacrificing for one another’ to build a company they want to succeed in “The Virtuous Cycle of Sacrifice in Startups

Serial Entrepreneur Steve Blank provides an example of a founder trying to navigate a Series B startup and resources to learn about that phase of a company in “What Do I Do Now? The Startup Lifecycle

Aaron Schildkrout formerly of HowAboutWe recalls his experience as a high school teacher turned CEO to point out interchangeable philosophies in “The Striking Similarities Between Teachers and Startup CEOs

Marc Lore of Jet shares the news of closing a $140 million round led by Bain Capital Venture for their unlaunched ecommerce startup in “Jet Announces $140 Million in Additional Funding

 

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