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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

From the Investors

Scott Maxwell of OpenView Venture Partners analyzes public market dynamics and finds key similarities between public stock prices and private valuations in “What Apple, Amazon & Google Can Teach Startup Founders about Valuation

Brad Feld of Foundry Group joins AnnaLee Saxenian and Christopher Schroeder to discuss the peculiarities of the Valley, regulatory arbitrage, and international startup communities in “a16Z Podcast: How Innovation Ecosystems Grow Around the Globe” (podcast)

Angel Investor Joe Beninato explains how startups can adjust certain aspects of incentive stock compensation to be more favorable to employees and the company in “Startup Stock Option Changes

Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures asks people to find their purpose and shares his own personal purpose for the work he does in “What’s Your Purpose?

From the Operators

Sam DeBrule of Mattermark discusses alternative methods for building a personal network in “5 Tactics to Build a Strong Network in Tech: Finding an Alternative to Startup Events

Dan Putt of Reboot believes optimizing workplaces for happiness is to ignore all the other parts of being human, and thus feels fake and insincere in “Wholeness, Not Happiness

Andrei Soroker of Kato opens up about the decline of Kato (a team collaboration tool), product hurdles, and the impact of Slack in “Kato Sunset Conference” (video)

Ron Renaud of RaNA Therapeutics sheds light on the ‘the grind that is involved in raising private capital’ and the challenges he faced in “The Other Side of the Fence

Jon Gillon of Roost gives you behind the scenes access as he expands Roost beyond San Francisco in “How to Scale a Marketplace Startup (or not)

Jessica Lin of Work-Bench finds out how Alex Polvi of CoreOS built his team, what it takes to win, and what being an armored car driver has to do with any of it in “Nextgenterprise – The Winning Ingredients

In The News

Kirk Kardashian for Fortune contemplates the future of venture capital and wonders if a ‘Moneyball-style’ approach to venture could help improve returns in “Could Algorithms Help Create a Better Venture Capitalist?

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