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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, December 18th

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“What the Internet hucksters won’t tell you is tht the Internet is one big ocean of unedited data, without any pretense of completeness. Lacking editors, reviewers or critics, the Internet has become a wasteland of unfiltered data. You don’t know what to ignore and what’s worth reading.”  – Newsweek, 1995 “Why the Internet Won’t Be Nirvana”

We’re working on it Clifford!

The Investors

Niko Bonatsos of General Catalyst breaks down the eleven steps for “How to Build A Consumer Internet Unicorn”

Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures encourages founders to call high in the organization in “How to Shorten Your Sales Cycle and Avoid Wasting Time”

Chris DeVore of Founders Co-op explores the cultural differences between the Pacific Northwest and Silicon Valley in “Cascadia, Global Innovation + ‘Big Tent’ Capitalism”

Boris Wertz and Angela Kingyens of Version One Ventures shared the firm’s 2013 review in “Our Year in Review: A Look Back and Ahead”

Hunter Walk of Homebrew reflects on the psychology of compensation in“Do You Pay Yourself First or Last?”

Angel Investor Fabrice Grinda shares a thoughtful post on “The Case for Optimism” along with the deck from his talk last week at Le Web in France

Bijan Sabet and Nabeel Hyatt of Spark Capital published their podcastHallway Chat #16 covering several topics including the Nest, capitalism, drones, and more. I’m a new listener to this… love podcasts because I can listen to them while I work.

Garry Tan of Y Combinator shared an infographic post by Prophecy Science titled “The Mind of a Venture Capitalist”

Prophecy Science Graphic

The Operators

Care.com filed for their IPO with revenue $48 Million in 2012 and $58 Million for the first 9 months of 2013. Revenue covered 70% of expenses for the first 9 months of 2013. Read the S-1 for more info

Matt Goldman of Small HQ talks about the challenges of doing customer development for early stage SaaS products in “Get Your SaaS in Gear by Talking to Your Peers”

Former Andreessen Horowitz EIR Tristan Walker announced his new company, which has been under development for the past 6 months in “Next Chapter(s)” and Forbes reports rap artist NAS is investing alongside Andreessen Horowitz and WME

Jason Freed of 42Floors reminds us to mind our manners with “Email Introduction Etiquette”

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