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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, March 31st, 2016

From the Investors

Michael Cardamone of Acceleprise and Scott Salkin of Allbound chat about the scrappiness involved in getting your first customers and achieving $500K in ARR in “SaaS Founding Stories, $0 -$500K+ in ARR

Advance Vixeid Partners offer perspective on the current funding environment and explain why the companies that will survive never expected unlimited access to cash in the first place in “Venture Capital, The Revenant

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Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures walks through how Invoca raised a $30 million round in this brutal fundraising environment in “An Inside Scoop on the Funding Environment and What it Might Mean for You

Pieter Welten of Prime Ventures gives his take on the fact that US VCs are increasingly eyeing the European tech scene in “Increased Competition: US VCs entering the European Tech Scene

Adam Besvinick of Deep Fork Capital lists an assortment of commerce-oriented startups he admires and explains why he believes they are building their brands in a thoughtful way in “Startup Brands I Love (and the Founders Behind Them)

From the Operators

Ben Thompson of Stratechery takes a closer look at the major product updates that defined Snapchat’s rise in “Snapchat’s Ladder

Andrew Wilkinson of MetaLab explains why razor-thin margins are going to make life hard for startups like Instacart in “Business Kryptonite

Peter Szymanski of Silicon Valley Counsel discusses the impact that standard default incorporation board resolutions can have on financial reporting in a startup in “Employee or Consultant (When is the Founder Which?)

Julien Lemoine of Algolia dives into the Algolia search engine to explain why they implemented it from scratch instead of building upon an existing open-source engine in “Indexing vs. Search

Cameron Conaway of Flow takes a glimpse into how Vikas Gupta of Wonder Workshop led his team with “why” and how it steered the company to success in “Don’t Just Start With Why, Lead With It

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