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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, July 14th, 2016

From the Investors

Ameeth Sankaran of 2M Companies explores whether family office direct investing is better or worse than PE/VC investing from the entrepreneur’s perspective in “Is Family Office “Patient Capital” More Helpful Than Venture/PE Funding?

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Shabih Rizvi and Muzzammil Zaveri of KPCB review the early-stage funding landscape and how entrepreneurs can best navigate the waters of raising capital today in “The User’s Guide to Early-Stage Fundraising

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures highlights his favorite points from Matt Turck of FirstMark’s in-depth post on today’s NYC tech scene in “The State Of The NYC Tech Ecosystem

Jon Callaghan of True Ventures predicts that we will soon see an augmented/ mixed-reality boom in “Thoughts on Pokemon Go

Angela Tran Kingyens of Version One Ventures hints at a new AR/VR age and wonders how a more immersive social experience in can lead to new ideas and products in “Is Social Dead?

Barry Schuler of DFJ announces an investment in Unity Technologies and focuses on the next wave of innovation in AR and virtual reality (VR) in “Unity Technologies Raises $181 Million Series C

 

From the Operators

Don Faul of Athos shares the nuts and bolts tactics of influential storytelling he’s learned at Google, Facebook and Pinterest in “The Pivotal Stories Every Startup Leader Should Be Able to Tell

Sales Coach, John Barrows breaks down the sequence of events between SDRs and AEs after setting up a prospect meeting in “The Sales Handoff

Marc Kuo from Routific walks through what his experience during and after Techstars was like in “Lessons in Business and Life, 12 Months After Techstars

Susan Zheng of Planted goes over four ways to gauge a company’s culture in “These 4 Questions Will Tell You If You Found the Right Company Culture

Tyler Tate of Crema responds to Benedict Evans’ post with several approaches to how online retailers can better facilitate discovery in “The Discovery Gap

Noah Lang of Stride Health opines on Portable Benefits, and the Aspen Institute’s release of a guide to defining those benefits for the On-Demand Economy in “How Should Regulators Shape “Benefits” for the 1099 Economy?

 

The US Tech IPO Market Is Four For Four So Far In 2016

Line’s strong debut this morning puts the fourth straight US-market IPO success on the board. Will that shake up the IPO market? Let’s take a look.

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