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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, September 10th, 2015

The First 10 Startups at Techstars Mobility – Demo Day 2015 (read more)

Today, Techstars Mobility hosted their first Demo Day, the 2015 class, at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. This accelerator program is focused on the rapidly changing mobility around the transportation industry. Companies that go through Techstars Mobility include software, hardware, and advanced materials businesses building technologies that will power the efficient movement of people, goods, and services across all models of transportation.

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From the Investors

Jeff Bussgang of Flybridge Capital features his Harvard Business School-style case discussion covering issues of startup strategy, go-to-market and financing in “Mattermark Case Study – Inbound 2015” (SlideShare)

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Brad Feld of Foundry Group feels like we are in a ‘sloppy part of the cycle’ and there is a massive amount of capital available that is seeking real returns, vs. low single digits in “Are Individual Angel Investors Starting to Get Tapped Out?

Mahesh Vellanki of Redpoint Ventures presents a few case studies of consumer brand marketing strategies that are ‘more creative and unconventional’ in “The Secret Marketing Strategies for Building Huge Consumer Brands

Steven Sinofsky of Andreessen Horowitz creates a framework for how to think about decisions from the vantage point of a CEO/founder/exec in “A Leader’s Guide to Deciding: What, When, and How to Decide

 

 

From the Operators

Molly Graham of Quip in the First Round Review explains why scaling companies and teams is ‘crazy hard’ and what you can do to make it easier on yourself and your team in “‘Give Away Your Legos’ and Other Commandments for Scaling Startups

Chris Savage of Wistia defines ‘flatside’ as an aspect of your skillset that you haven’t explicitly decided to nurture and provides a method for taking advantage of it in “Growing Out Your Flatsides

Steve Klein of StatusPage.io reveals his team’s internal strategies for scaling a company and serving customers with a minimal support team in “$2,300,000 to One (Or How We Support 1,650 Customers With Just One Rep)

Jon Lehr or Work-Bench Ventures shares his experience from the past two years building Work-Bench from the ground up in  “7 Lessons Learned in My First 2 Years as a VC

Jitha Thathachari of Rouse Digital talks about the three most critical design mistakes he made in his mobile app and the lessons he learned from them in “The Three (Design) Mistakes of My Life

 

 

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