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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, August 20th

From the Investors

John Lilly of Greylock Partners wonders about the progress that we’ve made, and what’s still left to come in “The Revolution Has Not Yet Succeeded

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures examines the doctoral thesis of Eleonora Lollo in “The Four Kinds of Social Capital That Matter When Building Products

Rob Moffat of Balderton Capital outlines successful approaches to the challenges unique to the Fintech industry in “Marketing Fintech

Adam Goulburn of Lux Capital wonders if people are ready for the emergence of the superhuman in “The Spark Behind Human Biology

Li Jiang of GSV Capital considers the implications of AI and what humanity can do to shape it in “Artificial Intelligence – The Final Frontier

George Tziralis of Openfund breaks out the seed round spreadsheet into three tabs in “Raising a Seed Round – The Spreadsheet

From the Operators

Uber unleashes their API as a platform to build on in “Introducing the Uber API

Lyft COO Travis VanderZandensays controversial NYC launch isn’t the reason for his departure (via Entrepreneur)

Web Designer Paul Jarvis redesigns the onboarding experience in “User Onboarding: Not Just for HR and Growth Hackers”

Edita Robinson of RelateIQ scales customer acquisition by “Maximizing Return on Customer Training

Mo Yehia of Sidewalk tells the genesis of his startup in “Hungry Hungry Hip-Mo

From the Community

Sarah McBride of Reuters interviews female founders and VCs to examine gender discrimination in tech in “Despite Lip Service, Silicon Valley Venture Capital Still a Man’s World

Claire Cain Miller of the New York Times speaks with Nabeel Hyatt of Spark Capital and others on why modern delivery startups won’t go the way of Webvan in “Delivery Start-Ups Are Back Like It’s 1999

Dan Primack of Term Sheet records the strengthening of a startup “that hopes to become the definitive development platform for Bitcoin” in “Chain Raises $9.5m to Build Bitcoin Development Platform

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