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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

From the Investors

Christian Claussen of Ventech dives into why corporate venture capital is picking up speed in the investment industry in “Breaking New Ground with Modern Corporate Venture Capital Strategies

Rita Waite of Juniper Networks recognizes Corporate VC as a growing alternative source of funding and reviews what Corporate VC is and how it differs from Institutional VC in “Corporate Venture Capital Versus Institutional Venture Capital

Tim Devane of NextView Ventures finds that $291 million was invested across 175 NYC seed deals in 2015, 24% of all VC deals in NYC in ’15 were seed and more in “The State of NYC Seed: Startups Trends & VC Data [Report]

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures explains how losses (and gains) are treated in a venture fund in “Fund Level vs Deal By Deal Carry

Levin Bunz of Global Founders VC believes 2016 will see a new influx of VC money, while investors pull back elsewhere in “The New Berlin Venture Capital Boom

Aaron Harris, Kirsty Nathoo, Carolynn Levy and Jon Levy of Y Combinator talk about the key financial and legal basics that founders should keep in mind when establishing a startup and raising early funding rounds in “Tips on Formation and Fundraising

Nasdaq Private Market facilitated over $1.6 billion in private company secondaries in 2015 on their platform, the most of any year to date. They present the transaction data and analyze how and why today’s private companies deliver liquidity to their shareholders in their report “Private Company Liquidity: A Year In Review

From the Operators

Mike Wilner of Compass details how he built a company with six figure sales in 15 months without a technical team “How We Built a Tech Startup Without Tech

Troy Sultan of Resource reveals what he learned during his first 2 weeks at 500 Startups, why getting rejected by YC was a good thing and what his team is doing to move the needle in “[500] Week 1 & 2: First Impression

Andrew Woodberry of SnapSolv looks at the qualities that would allow a SaaS startup to thrive during a recession, and picks the company best prepared for economic malaise in “The Recession-Proof SaaS Company

Demetrios Pogkas of Pioneer Athens records Greece’s booming startup ecosystem balancing out (during another turbulent year) in “Greek Startup Scene in 2015: A Year in Review

Josh Reeves of Gusto gives an inside look at Gusto’s brand reinvention in “This is How You Design a Lasting Brand

Andrew Nakkache of Habitat walks founders through the fundamentals of financial planning as a startup in “BYOFM – Build Your Own Financial Model

Inside Microsoft’s Quest For $20B In Commercial Cloud Revenue (read more)

Microsoft is working towards $20 billion in annualized commercial cloud revenue by its fiscal 2018. Will it meet the mark? Mattermark dug into the data to find out if it can.

Here’s the post by Alex Wilhelm, Editor in Chief


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