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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Startup Funding Report: Historical Analysis 2005 -2014

This report provides a data-driven exploration of startup funding in the United States over the past ten years. Read More >>


From the Investors

Sam Altman of Y Combinator announces a partnership with Bolt for design and development support, a new prototyping shop by YC, and product discounts in “YC for Hardware

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures highlights the involvement of Meetup, Kickstarter, Etsy, and Yahoo Inc.’s Tumblr in the FCC’s decision to adopt Title II in “Startups Matter in DC

Mike Brown, Jr. of Bowery Capital shares the four key lessons and insights he learned by helping founders hire their first marketer in “That Crazy Hard First Marketing Hire

Allen Morgan of Mayfield Fund explains various roles at early stage startups he says shouldn’t be on an org chart in “Don’t Contort Your Org Chart

Boris Wertz of Version One Ventures presents four questions he has about the viability and future of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in “Are Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality the Next Computing Platforms?

Rob Go of NextView Ventures provides his pitch deck template and guides founders in how to use the deck after pitching investors in “A Simple Approach to Startup Pitch Decks

Angel Investor Jason Calacanis dives into how founders can explain the ‘possibility’ of a good exit by ‘combining data about customers with a reasonable valuation’ in “Answer This Question & You’ll Get Unlimited Funding for Your Startup

From the Operators

Gerard Grech of Tech City UK releases a 45 page analysis of segmented clusters of the United Kingdom’s startup ecosystem in “Tech Nation: Powering the Digital Economy 2015

Bart Lorang of FullContact encourages CEOs to share their experiences with each other and lists 41 examples of ‘hard times’ in “The Special Relationship Between CEOs

Peter Reinhardt of Segment believes that ‘as the software layer gets thicker, the gap between Below the API jobs and Above the API jobs widens’ in “Replacing Middle Management with APIs

Dan Teran of Managed by Q offers his predictions for what may come in the on-demand economy: lawsuits, regulation, and supply side challenges in “This Year in the On-Demand Economy

Nick Weaver of eero explains how the eero home WiFi system will tackle the dead-zones in your home, auto-update, and more in “WiFi is Broken, So We’re Here to Fix It

Aaron Schildkrout formerly of HowAboutWe suggests his 33 – in depth – ways to improve Instagram’s design and user experience in “Dear Instagram, I Love You, But…

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