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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

From the Investors

Jerry Neumann of Neu Venture Capital explains why there are better ways than disruption to think about whether you can succeed at building a business with a new technology in “Disruption is Not a Strategy

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Alex Lines and Nick Chirls of Notation Capital interview Naval Ravikant of AngelList about the changing early stage venture landscape for VCs and LPs, Naval’s experience starting a venture fund in 2008, and AngelList’s future in “Origins, Episode 2” (podcast)

Elizabeth Yin of 500 Startups believes VC firm dynamics are not altogether clear to entrepreneurs, and finds it important to understand how these dynamics work in “The secret behind VC partnerships…

Guy Turner of Hyde Park Venture Partners looks at the increasing trend of startups considering cash-flow breakeven – and the critical tradeoffs associated with pursuing this path in Cash-flow breakeven: controlling your own destiny?

Boris Wertz of Version One Ventures highlights two kinds of venture debt players and compares their market perspectives in “The Slowdown in Equity Financing is Changing Venture Debt, Too

Josh Breinlinger of Jackson Square Ventures outlines why seed funds and angels may need to protect their investments by putting in more money to prevent being pushed out in “A Year of Reckoning for Angels and Seed Funds

From the Operators

Charu Sharma of LinkedIn uncovers Danielle Morrill of Mattermark’s thoughts on entrepreneurship, what motivates her, and her advice for millennials in “Going Against the Flow: Danielle Morrill, CEO of Mattermark

Jeff Lawson of Twilio and Lenny Pruss of Redpoint Ventures discuss Twilio’s philosophy of marketing and selling to developers with a community at the core in “Building and Scaling a Developer-Facing Business

Moran Barnea from No CMO reveals the top four growth-stage startup marketing mistakes and how to avoid them in “What You Need To Know About Marketing Your Startup

Mike Slagh of VetTechTrek recaps his past year of building towards VetTechTrek’s mission of helping veterans pursue entrepreneurship in “Building the Military to Tech Pipeline

Claire Lew of KnowYourCompany expands on three employee-centric areas she finds CEOs often overlook in “Our biggest blindspots as CEOs

Serial Entrepreneur, Dan Martell encourages founders to ask themselves three questions he correlates with increasing sales performance in “Questions Every SaaS Founder Needs To Answer In Their Sales Process

Investors: It’s no time to be sitting on the sidelines (read more)

It’s a good time to be raising money if you’ve got a great startup. And for investors, don’t be fooled by the fact that many others are heading for the sidelines. In fact, if you know what to look for, it’s the perfect time to be running onto the field

In this post, Scott Maxwell of OpenView clears the air

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