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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, August 5th

From the Investors

Angel Investor Elad Gil advises startups to take a deep breath after their first acquisition threat in “We Will Crush You

SherpaVentures analyzes the factors contributing to one of the largest movements in mobile in the “SherpaVentures On-Demand Economy Report

Startup Guru Steve Blank shares the commencement speech from one of the first female VCs in “Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould”

Arsham Memarzadeh of OpenView Venture Partners points to delayed IPOs and the globalization of the mobile economy in “Bursting the Bubble Talk: The Difference between More Tech Funding and Overfunding

Renaissance Capital breaks down the “11 US IPOs Planned for the Week of Aug 4

Jason Lemkin of Storm Ventures sits down with the co-founders of Greenhouse.io, Dan Chait (CEO) and Jon Stross (Chief of Product), to discuss finding and hiring a product lead in “Why You Need a VP of Product” (via Work-Bench)

Brad Feld of Foundry Group wonders what will happen when the economics inevitably change in “Capital is Cheap and Labor is Expensive

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures learns how to make his own luck in “Get Lucky

From the Operators

Max Schireson of MongoDB wasn’t asked how he balances the demands of being a father and a CEO — “Why I am Leaving the Best Job I Ever Had

Designer Cole Peters caused quite a stir in his first post about design culture, and responds to the criticism and discussion in “So, About That Shithole…

Reginald Braithwaite of GitHub reconsiders motivation and the locus of control in “I Can’t Find Good Salespeople

Ben Rubin of Change Collective squeezes culture into his product in “Values Build Startup Culture: A Founder’s Take on Getting Started” (via NextView Ventures)

Steli Efti of Close.io removes the distraction of research before rejection in “How NOT to Do Social Sales

From the Community

Annie Lowry of New York Magazine emphasizes startups’ rate of failure over M&A activity in “Don’t Let the Disruption Hype Fool You: America Is Actually Getting Less Entrepreneurial

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