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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

From the Investors

Angel Investor Paul Arnold for First Round Review offers his advice for how founders can work with their investors to make deals happen, build a team, and guide growth in “You Aren’t Getting the Most Out of Your Investors – This is How to Start

David Mount of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers identifies eight different markets with the potential for multi-billion dollar companies and ‘what it will take to win’ in “The Industrial Awakening: The Internet of Heavier Things

Angel Investor William Mougayar releases his research of the crypto-technology and Bitcoin market and reveals 63 categories and 425 companies in “The Crypto-Technology and Bitcoin Landscape

Sam Altman of Y Combinator points out technology prediction quotes from ‘industry experts’ that miss their mark  in “Technology Predictions

Jay Acunzo of NextView Ventures and Ellie Mirman of Toast discuss her career in marketing, how to do ‘focused marketing’, and more strategies in “Marketing Your Startup” A Billion-Dollar Company’s First Marketer Reflects Back

David Teten of ff Venture Capital compiles a list of strategies and resources startups can use to test and gather feedback on their business hypothesis in “Ten Experiments to Test Your Startup Hypothesis

Ali Rahimtula of Cue Ball Capital expands on seven ways startups can ‘properly incentivize’ an investment banker before approaching an acquisition in “How to Negotiate a Banker Fee Letter

Roger Lee of Battery Ventures gives four ways companies can apply big-data techniques to their hiring process to ‘stay ahead of competition’ in “Software Entrepreneurs’ Playbook: Big Data Meets HR

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From the Operators

Anonymous Post on Quora surfaces answers from notable founders and investors about their approaches to staying calm, reducing stress, and handling hard situations in “How do CEOs Stay Calm?

Jamie Edwards of Kayako shares – in detail – Kayako’s evolution of a company that lagged in capturing company values to one with scalable and lasting values in “Capturing and Scaling Startup Values

Mark McLeod of FreshBooks defines the impact of ‘people, product, and progress’ during different stages of a startup in “The Three Ps of Venture Funding

Sean Ammirati of Birchmere Labs encourages founders to ponder the vision for their startup in the next 3-5 years and the ‘’risks that imperil the fulfillment of that vision’ in “The Two Most Important Questions to Ask at the Start of Your Startup

Ben Thompson of Stratechery describes the differences between Buzzfeed and traditional print publications, why their business model ‘wins’, and their journalistic independence in “Why Buzzfeed is the Most Important News Organization in the World

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