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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

From the Investors

Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz “emphasizes two key ideas: founders can gain portfolio economics via 1. pivots and 2. making entrepreneurship a career” – @EricRies in “This @pmarca Tweetstorm

Sam Altman of Y Combinator states that we’re not in a bubble and challenges investors to bet against his three performance predictions for a selection of YC companies in “Bubble Talk

Angel Investor Joanne Wilson wonders why early-stage startups are able to raise funding at high valuations when there is ‘no real revenue, proven product or traction’ in “High Valuations?

Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures shares videos and takeaways from his discussion with Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures that ‘capture more of his personal side’ in “What I’ve Learned from Fred Wilson

Brad Feld of Foundry Group believes conflict resolution between VC Partners is ‘fundamentally about communication’ and explains how it works at Foundry Group in “Resolving Conflicts in a VC Partnership

Rob Coneybeer of Shasta Ventures encourages entrepreneurs to ‘create something truly new that people want, but isn’t obvious yet’ in “Crowded Markets

Subrata Mitra of Accel Partners announces Accel’s newest India-focused fund to invest in ‘very early stage startups and select growth equity opportunities’ in “A New $305 Million Fund for India

From the Operators

Mattermark CEO Danielle Morrill reveals her weekly schedule, time-boxing technique to have structure, how she manages ‘over-committing’ and deflects ‘speculative meetings’ in “Warming Up to the Manager’s Schedule

Camille Ricketts of First Round Review features – in detail – John Ciancutti of Coursera’s hiring process that evolved from Netflix, Facebook, and now Coursera in “This is How Coursera Competes Against Google and Facebook for the Best Talent

Karen Roter Davis of Urban Engines guides founders in understanding the mythology of the term ‘Mentor’ and lists some learnings from her portfolio of mentors in “The Portfolio Approach to Mentorship

Violeta Nedkova of Amazemeet defines Imposter Syndrome and outlines a process for how ‘accomplished individuals’ can better deal with these feelings in “Work Backwards: The Key to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Aswath Damodaran of Stern School of Business at NYU speculates multiple economic trends and current public and private market metrics to test Mark Cuban’s bubble theory in “Illiquidity and Bubbles in Private Share Markets: Testing Mark Cuban’s Thesis!” 

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