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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, February 4th, 2016

From the Investors

Philipp Moehring of AngelList walks founders through the building blocks a startup should achieve before and during seed fundraising in “This is How You Raise a Seed Round in 2016.

Hadley Harris of Eniac Ventures opines on the evolution of mobile and the importance of follow on funding in “20VC: Hadley Harris” (podcast)

Ron Conway of SV Angel responds to answers about startups, entrepreneurship, fundraising, technology and more in “Product Hunt Live: Ron Conway

Matthew Bradley of Forward Partners shares some of the outputs of his investment strategy work and talks through 5 subsectors he believes are promising in “eCommerce is Dead, Long Live eCommerce

Jeffrey Carter of Westloop Ventures finds drive to be the characteristic that’s hardest to measure in founders in “Do You Have the Drive, Or Don’t You?

John Henderson of White Star Capital explains why using messaging apps with founders makes him a better VC in “Email sucks for relationship building

From the Operators

John Saddington of Tomo offers some of his lessons-learned and one powerful realization about building company culture in “On Being Relentlessly Resourceful (Your Company Culture Starts Day #1)

Hiten Shah of Quicksprout releases a presentation about how SaaS tools are starting to get bundled because SaaS companies are starting to create all-in-one suites and SaaS platforms. in “The Rise of All-In-One SaaS” (slides)

Umang Dua and Oisin Hanrahan of Handy cover the pain of scaling a service marketplace from 10,000 bookings to over 2 million in “Starting a Marketplace is Hard. Scaling a Marketplace is Harder.

Trevor McKendrick formerly of Salem Software outlines the exact process he went through to sell his Spanish Bible app to a public company in “How I Sold My Bible App Company

Sachin Rekhi formerly of LinkedIn shares some of the best practices he learned along the way making his transition from a product manager to a product leader in “How to be a Great Product Leader

Julie Zhuo of Facebook dives into how startups and big companies compare in what’s awesome and not so awesome in “Startups vs. Big Companies

Nick Francis of Help Scout details how to hire, who to hire, how to manage, and common questions for running a distributed company in “Remote-First Companies Require Radical Commitment

Here’s Why LinkedIn Shares Tanked 25%

Taking a break from our usual focus on markets and not individual participants, let’s dig into what in the heck is going on at LinkedIn. The company’s shares are down roughly 25 percent today in late trading after reporting strong fourth quarter earnings.

Here’s our analysis

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