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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, October 23rd

From the Investors

Tom Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures explores Zendesk pricing and the Veblen goods supply and demand curve in “The Obscure Economic Idea behind SaaS Pricing Challenges


Will Porteous of RRE Ventures believes ‘great entrepreneurs create the (market) conditions in which their vision can become reality’ in “The Markets You Can’t See

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures sparks a lengthy discussion over Twitter’s new Digits product in “The Second Coming of Sign In With Twitter

Boris Wertz of Version One Ventures says their $35 million fund will sharpen focus on ‘startups creating things that don’t exist’ in “Announcing Version One Fund II

Mike Jung of Founders Circle Capital reveals his new fund to ‘keep companies private longer’ in “Welcome to Our Kitchen Table

Semil Shah of Haystack Fund recommends three posts for founders to better understand how much to raise in “Early-Stage Math and Upstream Expectations

Jason Lemkin of Storm Ventures states his thoughts on product demo sales vs. self-service adoption in “Turns Out, 85% of the World Likes ‘Contact Me’. Even Though You Don’t

From the Operators

The First Round Review shares advice from Carly Guthrie, a fifteen year HR professional, on building an employee retention culture in “This is Why People Leave Your Company

David Mandell of PivotDesk details the story and reasons why he fired his co-founder in “The Most Difficult Decision I’ve Made as PivotDesk CEO

Paul Adams of Intercom provides his analysis on how and why ‘cards’ and ‘systems’ are the future of content on devices in “The End of Apps as We Know Them

Mischa Chellam of Tradecraft outlines specific tactics for talent to land a job in “Three Steps to Acing a Job Interview

Best of the Press

Josh Constine of TechCrunch interviews Josh Miller of Facebook who expands on why he focused on Web 1.0 concepts in “Q&A With Facebook’s Josh Miller On Why His Rooms App Isn’t Anonymous, It’s The Early Web Reborn

Lizette Chapman of Wall Street Journal reports that Ello is a Benefit Corp and ‘hopes to hire as few people as possible’ in “Ello Raises $5.5 M for Social Network, Promises No Ads or Selling User Data

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