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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

From the Investors

Melissa Tilney of AgFunder releases the latest AgTech Investing Report for 2015, which shows investment in food and agriculture technology startups reaching a massive $4.6 billion in 2015, nearly doubling 2014 levels ($2.36bn) in “AgTech Investing Report – 2015

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Chris Douvos of SuperLP reposts an article from 2008 as a ‘reminder that the more things change, the more they stay the same’ in “An Open Letter to Founders

Richard Kerby of Venrock takes a comprehensive look at diversity within venture capital across all levels in “Who is a VC?

Mike Maples of Floodgate believes founders ‘who use strong frameworks to commit to being truly legendary have a few big advantages’ in “Dare to Make Your Startup Legendary

Dylan Flinn of Rothenberg Ventures walks through their journey in building a community and portfolio of focused on emerging technologies in “The River Accelerator: Virtual Reality to Frontier Tech

Homan Yuen of NewGen Venture Partners outlines a wide variety of supplemental, non-dilutive funding in “There’s more to early stage funding than VC money

From the Operators

Kathryn Finney of Digitalundivided announces the results of in-depth research to uncover the challenges and triumphs of Black women-led startups in “It’s Time to Innovate Inclusion… The #ProjectDiane Report is Here

Adam Liebman of Squad expands on three crucial elements for startups on “How to Create an Amazing Sales Culture

Jon Westenberg of Charltons adds his thoughts on why hubris and arrogance are bad for founders in “Building a startup doesn’t make you special.

Paul Hontz of Codesketch tells a story of a founder who held onto the reins of his dying startup a little too long in “Failing Slow: Why One Founder Regretted Keeping His Startup Alive

Mathilde Collin of Front details her pros and cons of building a distributed team and how they handled the logistics of bringing the team under one roof in “Why Front Moved Its Entire Team from Europe to the U.S.

John Saddington of TOMO offers his guidance on creating cultures of trust in “Building, Nurturing, and Sustaining a Culture of Organizational Trust.”

From Impossible to Inevitable: 3 Lessons

Brian Whalley for InsightSquared shares three painful truths that entrepreneurs, salespeople, and marketers have been holding onto for too long and are keeping them from reaching their full potential. Here’s the post on our blog.

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It Starts With Yes

Do the hustle. This week our friends at General Assembly are exploring what it takes to be a successful freelancer, soloprenuer, or small business owner in today’s competitive job market. Read the full series.

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