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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, April 29th

From the Investors

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures confirms Wu-Tang, finds cash does rule everything around me, in “The Surprising Compensation Trends of Startup Executives

Chip Hazard of Flybridge Capital Partners continues his #ifiwereafounder musings and surviving the WFIO moment in “On Being Scared Shitless

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures uses a new feature on SoundCloud as an example for how to better target your followers in “Use Social Sharing Platforms Like a Panel

In light of Twitter’s 1Q earnings, Semil Shah of Haystack Fund scoffs at the stock market comparisons of Twitter and Facebook in “Twitter and the Language of Wall Street

Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures previews his Digital-Life-Design speech on Thursday in “From Industrial to Information Society in Five Disappearances

Ted Serbinski of Detroit Venture Partners advises startups on how to make one of their most important hires in “Four Tips to Hire an Awesome Software Engineer

From the Operators

Horace Deidu of Asymco analyzes the Monthly Active User (MAU) growth of Amazon and Apple in “Monthly Apple Users

Nathan Kontny of Draft makes himself profoundly vulnerable in “Self-Defense

Leo Widrich of Buffer shows you his playbook, giving you access to Buffer’s real-time numbers for monthly revenue, paying customers, and more in “Introducing the Public Buffer Revenue Dashboard

Ryan McFadden of Exitround explores Facebook’s purchase history in “Facebook’s M&A Strategy: Committed to the Core

Cap Watkins of Etsy lost his fear of failure in one honest exchange in “Free to Be Great

Benjy Weinberger of Foursquare thinks anonymous discourse has its place — but when it comes to an attack, “You Say It to Their Face

Anthony of Casalena of Squarespace sits down with First Round Review to discuss how to lead when your rocket ship takes off from startup to scaling machine — “How Squarespace’s CEO Pivoted to Scale for Millions

Boaz Maor of Mashery helps you maximize the value that your customers extract from your product in “Three Keys to a Profitable Customer Success Team

From the Community

Rothenberg Ventures, the fund bringing you Founder Field Day, would like to invite Mattermark subscribers to a private Third Eye Blind concert in San Francisco. The show takes place on May 5th. Tickets are free and will go fast — get yours here!

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