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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, October 16th

From the Investors

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures finds ‘the best companies are able to maintain or even accelerate their revenue per employee’ in “Benchmarking SaaS Startup Efficiency with Revenue Per Employee metrics

Michael Arrington of CrunchFund offers his opinion of recent allegations about Whisper in “Who’s Lying About Whisper?

Jason Lemkin of Storm Ventures recommends investing in your ‘revenue team’ before it’s too late in “Why You’ll Need Just About $3,000,000 to Build Your First Real Sales & Marketing Team

Alexis Ohanian of Y Combinator and Baratunde Thurston of Cultivate Wit discuss entrepreneurship, comedy and ‘being real’ in “Episode 1: Authenticity at Scale with Baratunde Thurston” (audio)

David Cummings of Atlanta Ventures encourages managers to dream about their startup’s growth possibilities in “Run the 10x Scenarios

Angel Investor Joanne Wilson learns a lesson in investing after not securing pro-rata rights in “The Investment Life

Brad Feld of Foundry Group advises startup mentors to ‘go deep with one company at a time’ in “Mentors 8/18: Adopt At Least One Company Every Single year. Experience Counts

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures is thrilled about HBO Go’s announcement, saying ‘direct (customer) relationships are the best’ in “Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

From the Operators

Zach Holman of Github explains his view on the ‘physics’ of good startups vs. bad startups in “Inertia

Mike Estee of Other Company Co. does what many hardware companies don’t do – he details his failures and wins in “Confessions of a Hardware Startup

Rik Lomas of Picfair guides founders through critical phases of building a company in “How to Start a Startup Without Ruining Your Life

Jake Wood of Team Rubicon gives a list of ‘no bull’ behaviors he leads his team with in “The Only 4 Employee Values You’ll Ever Need

Andrew Leonard of Backchannel by Medium cites six design rules on ‘disability’ products ‘that raise and suspend questions’ in “All Technology is Assistive

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