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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, July 8th

From the Investors

Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz lists ten pain points that wound startups and the startup ecosystem as a whole in “Beware the ‘Edifice Complex’ – and Nine Other Ways to Damage a High-Growth Startup

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures analyzes the size, frequency, and pace of hardware investments in “How Vibrant is the Hardware Startup World?

Sam Gerstenzang of Andreessen Horowitz considers the ripple effect of R&D for self-driving cars in “The Peace Dividend of the Self-Driving Car Wars

Ali Hamed of CoVenture builds momentum on FOMO in “Lesson #5 of 99: People Like Joining Bandwagons. But They Hate Creating Them.

From the Operators

Lindsay Schauer, formerly of Twitter, explains what it’s like to be an employee at a company scaling from dozens to thousands in “The Dinner Party Metaphor

Naithan Jones of AgLocal develops some theories on the progress of e-commerce—from the evolution of product-market fit to pricing and capital—in “Five Things I Believe About the Future of E-Commerce

Horace Dediu of Asymco graphs mobile market penetration and explains the low cost paradox in “Late Late Majority

Matt Mireles of EasyFridge spots the future unicorns in “The New Fast Food – The Rise of the Delivery-Only, Mobile-First Restaurant Chain

© Mattermark 2024. Sources: Mattermark Research, Crunchbase, AngelList.