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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

From the Investors

Angel Investor Fabrice Grinda provides his in-depth analysis of the seed stage investing environment and concludes, ‘we are not in a bubble’ in “2015 Venture Investing Update

Kevin Spain of Emergence Capital explains his reasons why he believes today is just the beginning of the mobile enterprise industry in “The Next Billion-Dollar Market Opportunity Is Mobile Enterprise

Nicolas Wittenborn of Point Nine Capital compares the growth curves of Zenefits and Slack to ‘traditional SaaS timelines’ to uncover ‘what they did differently’ in “Hyper-growth in SaaS

Boris Wertz of Version One Ventures looks at Etsy’s S1 Filing to better understand how they monetize their power sellers vs. their free services for smaller sellers in “Is the Freemium Model the Future of Marketplaces?

Jonathan Sills of Battery Ventures highlights the most used marketing technology products used by $1 Billion ‘Unicorn’ companies in “UnicornTech

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures wonders if the current deflationary market will last and how it may impact the future of business and the global economy in “Deflation

OpenView Venture Partners reveals their marketing and sales content resource ‘geared towards B2B expansion stage software companies’ in “OpenView Labs

From the Operators

Mateusz Mucha of Omni Calculator describes his rationale behind his decision to not pursue fundraising, and adds that he’s ‘mainly against the costs inherently tied to fundraising’ in “Why We’re Not Raising Funds (Yet)

Mike Volpe of HubSpot interviews Bill Macaitis of Slack to get an inside look at how he manages marketing at Slack and some of his experiences at Zendesk in “Behind Slack’s Explosive Growth with CMO Bill Macaitis” (audio)

Julie Zhuo of Facebook guides designers in how to interact and work with Product Managers, based on four lessons she’s learned in “What Designers Can Learn from Product Managers

Dan McKinley of Stripe expands on his ideas around technical problems, ‘boring’ vs. new technology, and reflects on his technology decisions made at Etsy in “Choose Boring Technology

IBM announces their acquisition of Blekko and details how they will use the technology to enhance IBM Watson in “Data, Data, Everywhere – Now a Better Way to Understand It

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