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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, December 24th – Welcoming Brad Feld To The Mattermark Team

Mattermark CEO Danielle Morrill tells her side of the journey of Mattermark starting as a blog post about zombie VCs, in the wake of Referly shutting down, to raising a Series A of $6.5 million with Foundry Group and more great investors. Danielle reveals the past 18 months of metrics and growth, Mattermark’s Series A fundraising pitch deck and plans for the years ahead in “Welcoming Brad Feld to the Mattermark Team – Announcing Our $6.5M Series A

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