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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, November 4th

From the Investors

Saul Klein of Index Ventures shares his thoughts on future investing opportunities, ‘innovation economies’ and the global ‘race for growth’ in “Majority World Report 2014” (slideshow)

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures attributes a rise in CEO equity to an increase in solo entrepreneur led companies in “Why Series A Startup Founder CEO Equity Stakes Have Grown 40% in Five Years

Jamie McGurk and Stephen McDermid of Andreessen Horowitz provide their analysis of Alibaba’s performance since IPO in “Alibaba’s First Public Earnings Report, Annotated

Connie Loizos of StrictlyVC and an anonymous investor discuss ‘funding acceleration’, noting ‘it’s troubling what you’re seeing (with big bets early on)” in “Late-Stage Investor: ‘Funding Acceleration’ Doesn’t Add Up

Christoph Janz of Point Nine Capital introduces his Whale, Brontosaurus and Microbe hunting business models in “Three More Ways to Build a $100 Million Business

Hunter Walk of Homebrew cites two anecdotes supporting his view that differentiated skills can increase your hourly wage in “Myth: Online Labor Marketplaces Only Lower Worker Wages

Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz outlines three of his key tactics in managing ’employees who appear to be destructive’ in “What Public Enemy’s ‘Prophets of Rage’ Taught (Me) About Management

Karthik Reddy of Blume Ventures aspires to raise $50 million to compete in the Indian ecosystem with ‘the incursion of the biggies’ in “How the Godzilla VCs Are Forcing a Strategic Shift for (Our) Second Fund

John Greathouse of Rincon Venture Partners and Albert Wilson of Deckers Outdoor Corp. explore ‘underlying issues’ of monetizing social channels in “Social Search – What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

From the Operators

Author Nir Eyal details his four characteristics of ‘a pattern found in products we can’t seem to put down’ in “Why Messaging Apps Are So Addictive

Serial Entrepreneur Steve Blank guides entrepreneurs in thinking about how to expand their business to new regions in “Born Global or Die Local – Building a Regional Startup Playbook

Eliyah Sigel of LivePerson reflects on his thoughts of ‘combining tradition with innovation’ in “Tales From the Silicon Roundabout

Danny Rogers of Terbium Labs expands on his last post with five problems he sees with uBeam’s technology in “Ultrasound, Thermodynamics, and Robot Overlords

Best of the Press

Mitch Kapor of Kapor Capital on USA Today challenges the tech industry to ’embrace the competitive advantage that diversity brings to their team’ in “Create Social Change

Yuliya Chernova of Wall Street Journal highlights Charlie O’Donnell’s motivations for raising a new fund in “Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Looks for Seedlings, Eyes Bigger Fund

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