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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

From the Investors

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures uncovers some of the philosophies behind VC brand building and acknowledges that entrepreneurs are the real heroes who sacrifice and win in the marketplace in “Understanding VCs

Jon Lehr and Jessica Lin of Work-Bench analyze over a thousand enterprise technology funding rounds over the past three years to paint a comprehensive picture of the current funding and acquisition environment in “The State of Enterprise Technology: An Analysis of 1,500 Fundings over the Past 3 Years

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Heesan Lho of 500 Startups aims to fill in the large gap in the knowledge available to new investors entering the arena inHow to Invest “Smart Money” –  4 Lessons Learned

David Beisel of NextView Ventures provides a framework to determine how much seed capital you should raise in “Magic Graph

 

From the Operators

Ry Walker of Astronomer offers his take on bundling services in with SaaS as a complete solution to customers in “Machines + Humans = Future of SaaS

Sofia Quintero of NomNom Insights expands on how to shorten your ‘data breadline’ (or lack of data), one data point at the time in “Power to the Data-Poor

Garrett Dimon of Sifter shares his nine pieces of advice for those of you out there that are thinking about selling your software businesses in “The Journey of Selling Sifter

Daniel Devoe of LegalHero highlights his best practices for startup founders on how to allocate equity between co-founders in “Splitting Equity (free template)

Pulkit Agrawal of Chameleon walks through how to improve the chances that your users will be successful in “The First-Timers Guide to User Onboarding

Paddy Monaghan of Phorest talks about how well organized software development teams can outperform superior engineers in “Passing the Baton

 

The Top 25 Fastest Growing Y Combinator Summer 2016 Demo Day Startups

Yesterday and today, Y Combinator’s Demo Day for the Summer 2016 batch is taking place at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. This batch of companies includes products and services ranging from a “TurboTax for immigration”, drone collision avoidance software, and algorithmic litigation financing to a “job applications as a service”, an API for human labor, layaway for airline tickets, and more.

We ranked this batch of Y Combinator companies and found the following 25 with the highest Mattermark Growth Score.

Here is the ranked list of top 25 Y Combinator Summer 2016 startups

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The Startups’ Map To Global Expansion

Startups today want to take on the world, literally. Ashvin Bachireddy of Geodesic Capital has the new rules in today’s “The Startups’ Map To Global Expansion

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