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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

From the Investors

Hunter Walk and Satya Patel of Homebrew share their details of Shyp’s Series B, LA launch, John Doerr joining the Board, and ‘what it generally means for startups’ in “Shyp Raises $50m: Some Inside Baseball Notes

Angel Investor Dustin Curtis showcases Anthony Noto’s email to Evan Spiegel of Snapchat (revealed by WikiLeaks) that dives into Facebook’s ad metrics, revenue growth, and product trends in “Twitter CFO Anthony Noto Privately Analyzes Facebook

Bruce Booth of Atlas Venture looks at biotech’s VC funding trends over ten years and says, ‘current levels are amongst the strongest in the sector’s history’ in “Data Snapshot: Venture-Backed Biotech Financing Riding High

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures presumes ‘we are in a bubble’ and outlines how teams should manage their startups in this environment in “Why the Bubble Question Doesn’t Matter

Devon McDonald of OpenView Venture Partners features Anne-Marie Slaughter’s video that calls for a workplace culture where work and family life are valued equally in “Work and Family Shouldn’t Be Either/Or Choice for Tech Employees

Alan Feld of Vintage Investments explains how he believes investment funds should approach partner succession plans in “Confronting the ‘S’ Word: Dealing with General Succession

Boris Wertz of Version One Ventures describes multiple ‘managed marketplace’ companies and lists what he believes are downsides of that business model in “The Emergence of Managed Marketplaces: Greater Opportunities But A Lot More Risk

Ciaran O’Leary of EarlyBird Ventures admires the growth and ‘increasingly connected dots’ of the European startup scene in “Entrepreneurship is the New Normal in Europe” (video)

From the Operators

Henrik Zillmer of AirHelp guides founders with his first-hand strategies of how to prepare and perform in a Y Combinator interview in “Do’s and Don’ts at the Y Combinator Interview?

Isaac Madan and Shaurya Saluja of Request For Startups expands on Tod Francis and Nikhil Basu Trivedi of Shasta Ventures’ post with their analysis of the founders of Unicorn startups in “What Do the Founding Teams of Billion Dollar Companies Look Like?

Lauren Bass of Tradecraft distills Andy Johns of Wealthfront’s perspectives on growth marketing into ‘eight actionable takeaways’ in “Build a Growth Machine Like Andy Johns

Charlie Guo, Author of Unscalable talks with Tom Preston-Werner of GitHub about the early days of GitHub’s product and vision in “The Future of Version Control

Violeta Nedkova of Amazemeet travels through the ‘land of insights’ derived from user feedback with how she approaches this ‘necessary feedback cycle’ in “How to Apply ‘Diagram Thinking’ to User Feedback at Your Startup

Saul Fleischman of RiteTag advocates for bootstrapped startups with ten stories about the benefits of internships by former RiteTag interns in “Why Intern with a Bootstrapped Startup Like RiteTag?

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