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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

From the Investors

Malay Gandhi of Ensemble Labs believes health tech companies that want to be big will have to focus on making healthcare different, not just better in “Building a Big Health Tech Company

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Simon Cant of Reinventure finds that classic FinTech companies will be copied or acquired by incumbents, rather than remaining independent and undermining incumbent financial services in “The Hollowing Out of Financial Services

Sammy Abdullah of DAN Fund does an analysis showing the LTV/CAC any SaaS startup should target in “The math that shows an LTV/CAC of 8.58x will take you public

Josh Abramson of Connected Ventures talks with Notation Capital about starting CollegeHumor in his freshman year dorm room in 1999, some of his early angel investments, as well as his experience as an LP in “Origins Ep. 4 w/ Josh Abramson” (podcast)

Elizabeth Kraus of MergeLane outlines a list of the most frequently asked investor questions in “31 Investor Questions Startups Should Be Prepared to Answer

Willy Braun of daphni shares his view about the trade-off between efficacy and adaptability and the reason why you might change your view about efficacy in “The Obsession for Efficacy, and Why it is Dooming Our Companies

Mickey Graham of Work-Bench walks through how their team has been published across numerous mainstream publications in “How We Growth Hacked Our Guest Blogging Strategy to Land Posts on TechCrunch, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and more.”

From the Operators

Walter Chen of iDoneThis argues why you need hard and fast metrics about company performance vs. a plain description when job hunting in “How Incredibly Successful People Find Jobs They Love

Lincoln Murphy of Winning by Design says, counterintuitively, that to eliminate churn, churn mitigation must not be the main focus of your Customer Success efforts in “Churn is a Symptom, Not a Disease

Nikki Pechet of Thumbtack reflects on motherhood and taking parental leave as an executive at a tech company in “Management, Motherhood, and Mistakes: What I Learned Taking Parental Leave in Tech

Peter Kazanjy of TalentBin offers an aggregation of materials produced himself to assist early stage founders in “Resources for Founders

Jordan Wan, Founder/CEO of CloserIQ expands on the top 5 attributes to look for when interviewing a VP of Sales in “What To Look For In Your First Startup VP of Sales

Sandi Lin of Skilljar draws on her experience at a startup selling to the enterprise to understand how large companies can best work with startups in “Why Enterprises Should Work with (Proven) Startups

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