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Mattermark Daily – Thursday, September 4th

From the Investors

Frederick Arnander of Standard Ventures suggests tech could disrupt the time horizon of both capital returns and innovation in “The Capitalist’s Dilemma — and Opportunity

Angel Investor Jocelyn Goldfein explores the connection between risk, failure and openness in the process of creating something great in “The Innovation Dead End

Techstars announces a founder satisfaction guarantee for their startup accelerator program in “Techstars Equity Back Guarantee

Sam Altman of Y Combinator updates the follow-on policy for YC investors in “YC Investment Policy and Email List

Zander Pease of Union Square Ventures walks through a new market he’s into, in “Agricultural Supply Chain

Li Jiang of GSV Capital imagines the space economy beyond SpaceX and tourism in “The New Space Race

Angel Investor Semil Shah shares some trends he’s excited about for the VC “busy season” in “From Seed to Market, A Peek Into Fall 2014

From the Operators

Serial Entrepreneur Elad Gil breaks down the ways in which “YC is a Network Effect Business” and is clearly on the same wavelength with Semil Shah, who says we should “Think of YC as a Growing Startup

Steve Klein of StatusPage.io races users to the “aha” moment in “Our User Onboarding Toolbox

Matt Schlict of ZapChain shares his enthusiasm and a list of resources to get started in “Why You Should Stop What You’re Doing and Start a Bitcoin Company

David Brussin of Monetate proposes a different approach in “Annual Planning is Killing Your Growth — Try This Plan Instead

Tristan Walker of Walker & Company is featured in the latest Andreessen Horowitz podcast (they’re on a tear!) in “Building Brands and Running Retail – Ron Johnson and Tristan Walker Break It Down

Twitpic is shutting down and cites a trademark conflict with Twitter as the cause

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