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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, November 25th

From the Investors

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures defines the ‘fundamental unit’ of a SaaS business and details the ratios of each part of the unit based on multiple variables in “The Fundamental Unit of SaaS Growth


Robert Bonanzinga of Balderton Capital provides his perspective of the ‘psychology of a venture capitalist’ with five points for entrepreneurs to ‘keep in mind’ in “The Venture Capitalist Struggle

Fred Wilson and Joel Monegro of Union Square Ventures describe the ‘Blockchain Application Stack‘ and how they think it will impact the future of app development in ‘The Emerging Architecture of Internet Applications

Ela Madej of Innovation Nest shares her journey going from a full-time CEO for six years to a VC at Innovation Nest in “Jumping Into a VC Rabbit Hole

Hunter Walk of Homebrew calls out a scenario for requesting introductions that he sees as ‘asymmetrical warfare on (other peoples’) time and social capital’ in “Don’t Carpet Bomb for Introductions

Ali Hamed of Coventure highlights their staffing industry thesis, case studies of ‘demand commoditized services’ and future opportunities in “Staffing Industry” (slideshow)

Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures believes ‘we have to start acknowledging how much we still let our emotions control our behavior’ in “Starting with Ourselves

Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures outlines two ways being the ‘man-in-the-middle’ in email introductions can be an opportunity to learn in “A Learning Technique Inspired by Computer Hackers

From the Operators

Craig Watson of Soundwave gives an (extensive) overview of ‘the main legal touch-points founders can expect throughout the life of their startup’ in “The Legal Life-Cycle of a Startup

First Round Review: Robert Falcone of Monetate summarizes the tactics he’s learned ‘to convince people that they need your product in just one conversation’ in “Your Product Demo Sucks Because It’s Focused on Your Product”

Brian Scordato of Tacklebox explains how ‘startups don’t fail, founders quit’ with his story of shutting down his dating app ‘too soon’ in “I Coulda Been a Con-Tinder…

Francine Hardaway of Stealthmode Partners challenges Uber to ‘grow up’ saying ‘this is a major and critical inflection point for the company’ in “Corporate Culture Will Make or Break Uber

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