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Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

From the Investors

Manu Kumar of K9 Ventures declares that the maximum amount of dollars are entering the Venture Capital industry and explains why in “#PeakVC

AngelList announces that CSC Upshot has raised the largest fund dedicated to seed-stage startups, ever, and how it will be deployed on AngelList in “Announcing a $400M Fund for Startups on AngelList

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures highlights private market funding data and conflicting opinions on the ‘bubble’ topic in “The Turbulence in Startupland


Angel Investor Joanne Wilson believes we are not going to see a bubble burst because ‘there are a bunch of companies that are building intelligently’ in “The Unicorns?

Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures describes the paths of profitability vs growth by raising venture capital, and recommends choosing one or the other to avoid failure in “Hard Choices: Growth Versus Profitability

Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital sees endless curiosity, a passion for learning, empathy, patience, and good luck as the characteristics for a great VC in “What Makes a Great VC?

Alex Iskold of Techstars details how to think about your Minimum Viable Product and how to tell if it’s still only a prototype in “Your MVP Is Minimal, But Is It Viable?

From the Operators

Brennen Byrne of Clef reveals how Clef approaches stock options, their vesting schedule, dilution, exercising options, and other equity related information in “Guide to Your Equity

Chase Garbarino of VENTUREAPP unveils the full scoop on their process and experiences in raising capital in “How VENTUREAPP Raised its $2,035,500 Seed Round

Josh Susser of SeaChange draws a diagram of the not so effective Product Development cycle in “Circle of Death

Sarah Allen and Chris Cairns of 18F gives concrete steps to identify and then manage technical debt, so it doesn’t get out of hand in “Managing Technical Debt

Florence Thinh and Tim Chen of Nerdwallet in the First Round Reviewshare how they upleveled talent while growing the company from 50 to 270+ in 2 years in “The Total Talent Reboot – How This Startup Overhauled Its Workforce

RJMetrics releases a comprehensive benchmark report of multiple perspectives of data science as an industry, skillset, job position, and more in “The State of Data Science

Somewhere Over the Brainbow: The Unicorn Window is Closing (read more)

People used to worry about the “IPO window” closing before they could get their company significantly far along to exit. Now, with the rise of massive private rounds from late stage private equity and crossover investors, startup founders and their investors have something new to worry about: Did you miss the unicorn window? Read the rest on our blog…


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