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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, September 1st, 2016

From the Investors

Jared Friedman of Y Combinator summarizes the evolution of this way to raise funds and provides perspective on their pros and cons in “Raising Money Online

Christopher Steiner of FundersClub uses data to visualize the capital impact of maturing of economies in countries such as China and India in “International Venture Capital Will Soon Pass That Of United States

Tim Devane of NextView Ventures calls out a few less obvious areas where increased activity in developing relevant machine learning can have profound impact in “Machines Learning In The Wild

Tim Kopp of Hyde Park Venture Partners discusses the importance of generating demand in the lifecycle of startups in “Demand Gen vs. Branding: Which is More Important?

Paul Dowling  of Dreamstake contemplates what might need to change in startup ecosystems around the world to actually thrive in “Creating Exponential Ecosystems

Ali Berman of Techstars interviewed Catherine Hoke about how she started the company that provides entrepreneurship training for people in prison in “Diversity in Entrepreneurship: Defy Ventures


From the Operators

Tod Sacerdoti of BrightRoll walks through non-obvious lessons learned from founding, building and selling BrightRoll in “0 to $640M


Dave Kellogg of Host Analytics focuses on what you can do to increase your quarterly new ARR in “The Four Levers of SaaS

David Hershenson of TOPO highlights key trends in the evolving sales development space in “TOPO Sales Development Council #13

Steve Mayernick of Guru a very tactical post on how to counter FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) and how to think differently about competitive positioning in “A New-Aged Approach to Combat Your Buyer’s Inner Skeptic

Mollie Chen of Birchbox finds that when founders take a pause between stints, it can be both an uncomfortable and exciting time in “A Type-A Guide to Time Off


The Changing Value Of ARR IV

Your startups is growing quickly, but market sentiment can change even faster. To grok where the market is today, Mattermark dug into the data to fully understand what recurring revenue is worth.

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