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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, July 10th

From the Investors

Sarah Kunst of Venture for America compiles advice from Baldwin Cunningham, co-founder and CEO of Partnered, and Ana Diaz-Hernandez, investment analyst at Kapor Capital, for minority founders thinking of raising a round in “How Minority Founders Overcame the Challenge of Finding VC Investors

Kent Goldman of Upside Partnership made waves today with the announcement that his new $30m seed fund will distribute a portion of the carry to each founder — “Announcing Upside Partnership

Angel Investor Jay Deng asks if founders are properly incentivized by Upside Partnership’s carry distribution in “The Upside and Downside of This New VC Firm’s Strategy

Jonathan Lehr of Work-Bench surveys the field of predictive-solution startups, finding which verticals are saturated and which are underserved, in “Predictive Analytics Landscape

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures analyzes the rising number and median value of the largest acquisitions in “Trends in the Startup Acquisition Market

Through rose-colored glasses, Bilal Zuberi of Lux Capital inspects an opportunity in “Optometry: A Field Ready for Innovation

From the Operators

Armando Biondi of AdEspresso advises founders to be transparent and timely when fundraising on AngelList in “Want $1M? Anatomy of an AngelList Fundraising

Kevin Rohling of Ship.io breaks down the different types of acquisitions and recommends that founders lawyer-up in “Selling My First Company

Nathan Kontny of Draft knows that the first time you create something, it’s not going to be perfect — “What Are You Drawing, Lily?

© Mattermark 2024. Sources: Mattermark Research, Crunchbase, AngelList.