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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

From the Investors

Naval Ravikant of AngelList returns to Venture Studio for part 2 of his interview, covering power dynamics in venture capital, the changing American political system, and some of thoughts on revolutions in “Venture Studio Episode 31” (podcast)

Brian Laung Aoaeh of KEC Ventures synthesizes a series of blog posts on economic moats into an epic deck with 79 slides in “Economic Moats – For Early Stage Startups and Early Stage Investors

Shai Goldman of SVB Capital utilizes number of employees and employee growth rate data from Mattermark to identify the 15 fastest growing startups in NYC in “Fastest Growing NYC Startups ?*

Jean de La Rochebrochard of Kima Ventures advises startups deal with rejection early, make people use, try and buy your product in “Dealing With User/Customer Rejection

Hunter Walk of Homebrew releases some basic guidelines for startups as you think about ‘all things compensation’ in “How to Think About Compensation at Your Startup

Paul Arnold of Switch VC explains why, for most startups, compounding growth is the most important metric of all in “The Gospel of Growth

Carl Fritjofsson of Creandum summarizes what his mind has been asking himself at various stages of his career in “I’m A Fraud! — My Dealings With Imposter Syndrome.

From the Operators

Arash Narchi of Silota walks through why upsells and expansion revenue are essential for any SaaS company to stay alive in “SaaS Companies: Ignore Upsell and Expansion Revenue at Your Own Peril


Rajiv Jayaraman of KNOLSKAPE outlines some of the changes they are going through as an organization, post funding in “Life After Startup Funding: 10 Things We Are Doing Differently

Jay Adams of Brass talks about her approach to funding a bootstrapped e-commerce startup in “The Right Money At The Right Time

Morgan Ingram of Terminus highlights how to schedule a massive amount of demos at events in “#TheSDRChornicles 010” (video)

Didier Elzinga of Culture Amp discusses Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s book “Team of Teams” and how it relates to organizational structure in “The Culture First Podcast – 03 – Team of Thrones

It Takes A Surprising Amount Of Seed Capital To Spoil A Startup (read more)

Is the conventional wisdom that too much seed capital is bad for a startup true? A few thousand funding rounds later, here’s what Mattermark columnist Jason Rowley discovered.

Rates of Series A Raises vs. Pre-Series A Funds Raised

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