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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

From the Investors

David Cohen of Techstars and Angel Investor William Mougayar details multiple industries that could potentially be built on and expanded with blockchain technology in “After the Social Web, Here Comes the Trust Web

Angel Investor Jason Calacanis believes ‘the definition and size of rounds aren’t as important as the goals for each one’ in “The Official Definitions of Seed, Series A, and Series B Rounds

Rob Go of NextView Ventures offers his perspective of early stage financing activity in response to recent posts by Mattermark and CB Insights in “Making Sense of Seed Investment Data

Patricia Nakache and Phil Carter of Trinity Ventures predicts both a consolidation of on-demand services and new subcategories of mobile-enabled services in “Mobile Commerce in 2015

Brad Feld of Foundry Group validates product/ market fit myths concluding, ‘the search is a continuous and never ending quest’ in “The Illusion of Product/Market Fit for SaaS Companies

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures finds that SaaS and enterprise companies are broadly growing faster than ever before in “The Increasing Growth Rates of SaaS Companies

Paul Graham of Y Combinator advises, ‘if something that seems like work to other people doesn’t seem like work to you, that’s something you’re well suited for’ in “What Doesn’t Seem Like Work?

Lee Hower of NextView Ventures guides founders in when and how to share internal challenges with employees in “Not Every Startup is ‘Killing It’ (How to Speak Up During Tough Times)

Hunter Walk of Homebrew believes ‘the most exciting companies’ could emerge from a ‘shift from Industrial Capitalism to Technology Capitalism’ in “Blue Collar Jobs Deserve White Collar Respect

Patrick Murphy of Universal Music Group analyzes the satellite technology market, noting advancements could ‘leapfrog Internet access to billions still not online’ in “Why is Satellite Internet Hot Right Now?

From the Operators

Matt Niehaus of Instore outlines the six key lessons he learned as a VC and now applies as a CEO in “What Being a VC Taught Me About Leading a Company

Valerie Wagoner of ZipDial announces that ZipDial has been acquired by Twitter with the goal of expanding Twitter’s footprint in emerging markets in “ZipDial is Joining Twitter

Entrepreneur JS Carluccio points out a Twitter conversation between Silicon Valley based VCs debating VC market expansion strategies in “VC & Internationalization

Tristan Zier of Zen99 recommends that ‘companies who begin strategizing for sustainability over feasibility will ultimately win’ in “The 1099 Economy’s Shift from Feasibility to Sustainability

Rick Perreault of Unbounce highlights 47 new employees, growth and revenue metrics, and two new offices in “Unbounce’s 2014 Year in Review

Joy Chen of Medium responds to Francine Hardaway’s post against women learning to code in “What Makes Us Female is What Makes Us Necessary

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