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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, July 30th, 2015

From the Investors

Brad Feld of Foundry Group explains Foundry Group’s investment strategy and announces its fifth, $225 million fund in “Our 2016 Foundry Group Fund and a Little History

Tim Devane of NextView Ventures finds it disturbing that many new startup employees do not understand how equity options work, so he educates them in “Explain Equity

Jason Heltzer of Origin Ventures believes that ‘the use of convertible notes has drifted away from the original purpose’ and highlights why this could be a bad thing in “A Note on Notes: Hidden Costs of Convertible Notes”

Nick Moran of The Full Ratchet and John Huston of Ohio TechAngelsdiscuss the ‘five key questions when thinking about an exit’, the necessity of optionality, and more in “Ep 41: The Exit” (podcast)

Jonathon Triest of Ludlow Ventures speaks to Adam Lisagor of Sandwich Video about the art of storytelling and companies he could have taken equity in early on in exchange for his video work in “S1 E3 – Adam Lisagor” (video)

From the Operators

Mark Leslie of Veritas Software 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

Attorney Patrick Wyrick reviews a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that makes it less likely for State regulators to ‘throw up hurdles to your disruptive technology’ in “The Supreme Court Decision That Every Startup Should Know About

Brian Balfour of Coelevate says, ‘everything is always moving’ and outlines three specific areas to adapt your marketing around in “Growth Is Never Over

Heidi Roizen, Operating Partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson shares advice for young entrepreneurs on topics ranging from hiring to ethics in “10 Essential Lessons for Young Entrepreneurs” (video)

Jitha Thathachari of Rouse Digital explores why it can ‘take too long to build an MVP’ and outlines 8 examples to learn from in “Your Minimum Viable Product can be more ‘minimum’ than you think

Alex Turnbull of Groove reveals the tools his remote team uses every day in “19 Tools Our Remote Team Uses to Stay Connected, Productive and Sane

From Mattermark

Sam DeBrule of Mattermark investigates the cause of burnout at startups and the importance of taking vacations in “How to Fight Startup Burnout


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