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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

From the Investors

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures criticizes the accountants who run the accounting standards for forcing companies into reporting their financials in a way that doesn’t accurately represent their financial condition in “Generally Accepted Accounting Standards

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures shows the evolution of the SaaS and Software segment of the venture market environment, broken down by series, in “Five Charts On The State Of The Early Stage SaaS Market In 2016

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Jim Stewart of True Ventures outlines his thoughts on the process of hiring finance help for your startup in “Hiring Finance Help – How do I Find Great Candidates?

Mahesh Vellanki of Redpoint Ventures talks about how Silicon Valley companies aren’t always the innovators, but can also be the copycats in “Silicon Valley Is Not Always The First Mover

Teddy Citrin of Greycroft Partners concludes that work background and performance has little to no correlation in early-stage investing in “The Background Myth in Venture Capital

Aaron Batalion of Lightspeed Venture Partners argues that if you want to work in VC, you should start honing your skills now around finding and pitching interesting companies in “If You Want To Be a VC, Thoughts on One Way to Start Now

From the Operators

Peter Szymanski of Silicon Valley Counsel shares his notes from today’s Mattermark webinar on SaaS metrics that matter in “Notes from #MetricsMatter by @Mattermark

Avi Bryant of Stripe writes about his company’s new experiment to hire groups of teams together in order to foster collaboration and gain a working advantage in “BYOT

Brandon Redlinger of PersistIQ walks through PersistIQ’s sales rep hiring process in “10 Steps to Hiring the Right Reps and Building an Unstoppable Sales Force

Joe Garza of Founder Institute publishes an extensive guide that lists some of the most commonly used revenue models startups use to sell their offerings, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each in “The 10 Most Popular Startup Revenue Models

Sarah Jane Coffey of Reboot.io describes her story of depression and burnout as a team member at a startup and asks influencers to expand the discussion around the mental health challenges of startups in “It’s Not You, It’s the Startup Life

Amit Kumar, formerly of Cardspring, uses his own experience to show how you can make LinkedIn a more effective product in “Less Is More: Making LinkedIn More Effective

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