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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, January 27th, 2015


While the Pace of Series B Investment Stabilized in 2014, Capital Concentration (and Valuations) Are Still Going Up

Visualizing the pace of funding, average, and median sizes of Series B investments, leads us to more questions further down the VC funnel Read More >>

From the Investors

500 Startups reveals their newest accelerator class with 35 companies and opens up Batch 13 applications in “500 Startups Announces Batch 12 in San Francisco

Safa Rashtchy of Think+ VC shares his list and analysis of 85 companies with $1B valuations that have raised more than $28B combined in “Club 85: Insights from 2015 Unicorns

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures compares Salesforce’s revenue and spending metrics against recent SaaS IPO companies in “Benchmarking Salesforce’s S-1 – How 7 Key SaaS Metrics Stack Up

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures opens up a discussion around how and why companies would implement community ownership in “Community Ownership of Internet Applications and Services

Theresia Gouw of Aspect Ventures picks four security companies she believes are ‘poised for hot 2015 growth’ in “Cybersecurity Goes from Geek to Chic

Angel Investor Jason Calacanis guides founders in how to keep Advisors accountable and to understand their duties if they receive equity in “Should You Give Advisors Equity in Your Startup?

Brad Feld of Foundry Group details how he tries to keep his meetings ‘manageable and sane’ in “That Didn’t Need to Take An Hour

From the Operators

The First Round Review interviews Stewart Butterfield of Slack about how ‘customer feedback was the epicenter of [Slack’s] efforts’ to grow in “From 0 to $1B – Slack’s Founder Shares Their Epic Launch Strategy

Shri Bhashyam of EquityZen displays a timeline infographic of Box’s valuation, funding rounds and IPO returns in “Box: The Path to IPO

Chris Yeh of Box brings Eric Schmidt of Google and Marc Benioff of Salesforce to the Box Dev 2015 event in “Announcing Box Dev Keynote Speakers: Eric Schmidt and Marc Benioff

Carolyn Lanzetta of Plum Print recounts her focus on customer experience and business validation before taking VC funding in “Why We Had to Be Convinced to Raise a Seed Round

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