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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, July 15th

From the Investors

Roy Bahat of Bloomberg Beta strikes balance in investor/founder relationships by using “The Trust Thing

Charles Hudson of SoftTech VC doesn’t read the pitch deck because it doesn’t answer his questions in “False Positives, False Negatives, and Reading Decks in Advance

Mickey Graham of Work-Bench sits down with Vinay Pai, tech lead at Monaeo and former CTO of OkCupid.com, to discuss the challenges developers face coming from B2C backgrounds into B2B products in “Building Products for the Enterprise: How Enterprise Software Development Differs from Consumer Technology

Guy Turner of Hyde Park Venture Partners recommends that founders in Chicago take the money while its still cheap in “Chicago Startup Funding Approaching 2000 Levels: Will This Time be Different?

Jasmin Hume of Lux Capital reminds herself to keep an eye on the big picture as a scientist-turned-VC in “Think Like a VC

From the Operators

Claire Lew of Basecamp encourages CEOs to act on feedback in “Why We Don’t Speak Up at Work

Robbie Mitchell of Knewton urges founders to dedicate an engineer to the department of testing what sticks in “The Case for Why Marketing Should Have Its Own Engineers

Jeff Gilmore of Tradecraft describes the startup equivalent of baseball’s utility infielder in “The Role of a Renaissance Rep

Jed Christiansen of Seed-DB and Google announces he is leaving Google to ramp up business development at accelerators in “Joining Techstars

Andy Dunn of Bonobos tells the story of Bonobos in “The Risk Not Taken” — Ed. note: Andy published this story on June 6, 2013. We revisited it in the office today and found it to be so compelling that we had to include it. “The risk is not in doing something that feels risky. The risk is in not doing something that feels risky.”

From the Community

Double Union is extensively profiled in Fast Company in “Why Silicon Valley Needs the Coder Grrrls of Double Union, the Feminist Hacker Space

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