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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, November 13th

From the Investors

Joe Dwyer of Founder Equity provides a landscape of venture capital, expanding on current ‘market forces impacting venture’ and what he believes is the future of venture capital in “The New Reality of Venture Capital


Joe Dwyer

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures summarizes his thoughts of how free, freemium and paid content can contribute to higher or lower user growth with ‘many users * low arpu >>>> few users * high arpu’ in “The First Law of Internet Physics

Sam Altman of Y Combinator responds to Alexis Ohanian’s announcement of re-joining Reddit as Executive Chairman and Yishan Wong resigning as CEO in “A New Team at Reddit

Charlie O’Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures says to value your time and ‘your success is never going to come down to (any one person)’ in “There Are No Gatekeepers

Michael Copeland of Andreessen Horowitz talks with Tilt CEO James Beshara and ESPN SVP Ryan Spoon about partnering with Tilt.com in “When Fantasy Football and Crowdfunding Collide” (audio)

Arsham Memarzadeh of OpenView Partners asks founders to participate in a survey to gather data on mobile revenue, development and marketing costs, and engagement in “Why Enterprise Mobility Calls for New Metrics and How You Can Help Fill the Void

From the Operators

Jeni Axline of Parenthoods shares her journey of being a new mother and co-founding a company revealing, ‘I have a clarity of purpose that I’ve never had before’ in “A Report from the Front Lines of Leaning In

Julia Grace of Tindie expands on optimizing conversions, building an efficient search tool, and shopping cart that makes your users happy in “What I Learned the Hard Way Building an eCommerce Site

Mike Townsend of HomeHero draws insights from Malcolm Gladwell’s “David and Goliath’ he applies to startups, finding ‘your disadvantage may be your advantage’ in “What Can a Startup Learn from ‘David and Goliath’

Best of the Press

Dan Primack of FortuneĀ showcases Naval Ravikant of AngelList, mentioning ‘$87 million worth of seed deals transacted via AngelList in its first year of syndicates’ in “A Disruptor Shakes Up Angel Investing

Deborah Gage of Wall Street Journal covers Nitin Pachisia and Manan Mehta’s new $3.5 million angel fund in “Unshackled, a New Angel Fund, Forms to Back Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Cromwell Schubarth of Silicon Valley Business Journal interviews Jon Sakoda of New Enterprise Associates who says ‘it’s been an amazing time to be in the seed market’ in “Big Tech Challenges, Funding Upstarts Without Losing Friends

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