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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

From the Investors

Walker Fuller of River Cities Capital Funds focuses on how much companies should raise and whether that answer is different today than it was a year ago in “How much money should a SaaS company raise and when?

Matthew Bradley of Forward Partners attempts to make some sense of the eSports industry and offers predictions about where you should invest in “Journey to the center of eSports : Part 3

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Christoph Janz of Point Nine Capital visualizes today’s fundraising characteristics of SaaS companies from pre-seed to Series C in “What does it take to raise capital, in SaaS, in 2016?

Jeffrey Carter of West Loop Ventures answers some questions he would ask himself before parting with his company equity, time and money in “Should Your Company Go Through An Accelerator?

Josh Nussbaum of Metamorphic Ventures discusses startup defensibility and increasing returns while highlighting some general themes that fit the bill in “Increasing Returns and the New New Rules of Startups

Aaron Harris of Y Combinator believes developing markets are a kind of mirror of the future, or maybe of the present if things had happened differently in “Carts Without Horses

Nikhil Basu Trivedi of Shasta Ventures examines the proliferation of autonomous vehicles and what that means for us as a society with Harry Stebbings of “The Twenty Minute VC” (podcast)

 

From the Operators

Andrew Michael of Adsvise shares his – in depth – story of pre-product early stage fundraising in “How We Raised $700,000 For Our Startup Without a Product

Moritz Mueller-Freitag of HEC Paris covers different strategies that startups can use to seed machine learning products with data in “10 Data Acquisition Strategies for Startups

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Sam Seely of Percolate highlights a number of well-known SaaS companies and their GROM (growth rate + operating margin) scores at their S-1 filing date in “GROM and the 40% Rule

Susan Zheng of Planted goes over some key traits that can help get you hired at a startup in “What Are Startups Looking For?

Yevgeniy Brikman of Gruntwork describes some of the common objections to sharing and hopes to convince you and your company to start sharing too in “Why the Best Companies and Developers Give Away Almost Everything They Do

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