Mattermark Daily – Thursday, June 30th, 2016

From the Investors

Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures encourages founders to consider the trade-offs as they plot their fundraising journey in “Why Raising Too Much Money Can Harm Your Startup

Tim Kopp of Hyde Park Venture Partners highlights key trends SaaS marketers need to pay attention to elevate their game in “6 SaaS Marketing Trends

Brad Feld of Foundry Group defines what he calls ‘the responsibility glitch’ and steps founders/ CEOs can take to be mitigate it in “The Responsibility Glitch

Brian Daly of Techstars releases an infographic map to help founders find VCs who invest in European startups in “Techstars’ Digital ‘Investors in Europe’ Map

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Imran Ahmad of OCA Ventures finds that hard data and anecdotal evidence shows the advantages of operating far from the Bay area can help startups flourish in “How Startups Benefit From Locating In Non-Coastal Cities

Manu Kumar of K9 Ventures tells founders to remember that most emails from a VC firm that you’re not expecting, are fishing expeditions, and your best course of action is to take no action in “VC Cold Email Outreach: “The Only Winning Move is Not to Play

Brian Scordato of Tacklebox Accelerator discusses his experience building the mobile dating app Find Your Lobster and the only two pre-product decisions founders need to get right in “Your Startup’s First Thousand Decisions Don’t Matter (But These Two Do)

From the Operators

Chris Savage of Wistia talks about vc-backed vs. angel/bootstrapped companies from a contrarian perspective in “How Wistia Grows by Taking the Time to Coast” 

PersistIQ lists cold calling frameworks, scripts, tools and resources in “The Ultimate Guide to Cold Calling (Part II)

Pulkit Agrawal of Chameleon urges your user onboarding to focus on motivating new users in “Don’t Assume New Users Want to Learn How to Use Your Product

Ellen Choi of CareerLark shares the chatbot maker perspective from attending a bot conference in “What we learned from Botness, a conference for chat bot ecosystem

Liz Wessel of WayUp recaps advice notable founders and investors shared with her team at a recent Fireside Chat in “12 Things I Learned From 12 Industry Leaders

James Dillon of Gorilla360 pulls together resources you need to help you prepare your online store for advertising to give your customers the best experience possible in “Is Advertising the Best Use of Your Digital Marketing Budget?

Which VCs Have The Most Portfolio Companies With $100M Or More In Funding? $250M?

tl;dr: The number of VC firms with four or more portfolio companies that have raised more than $100 million has tripled in less than two years. Here’s the post.

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