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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

From the Investors

Nikhil Basu Trivedi of Shasta Ventures lends his thoughts on eight areas he’s looking at for new early-stage investments in “What’s Next? 8 Trends I’m Excited About

Josh Burwick of Sand Hill East calls today’s market a ‘lite version of the dot.com bubble’ and offers advice to angels and VCs in “Time to Be Greedy?

John Melas-Kyriazi of Spark Capital describes how technology is melting away geographic barriers and ushering in a new type of globally distributed workforce in “The Future of Work Will Be Distributed

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Alex Iskold of Techstars offers tips on where to fund funding in 7 Sources of Seed Capital from Friends and Family to Billion Dollar Funds

Victoria Silchenko of Metropole Capital Group guides you through the basics of royalty financing, the criteria to qualify for it, and its potential as a revenue model in “There’s a New-Old Sheriff in Town: Royalty Financing for Young Ventures

Suranga Chandratillake of Balderton Capital breaks down the Venture Capital org structure in “What Job Titles Mean in Venture Capital and How to Navigate Them


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From the Operators

Bill Bing of TransLoc believes today’s private market forces everyone to play by the same rules and prioritize profitability as well as growth in “Let It Rain

David Mack of SketchDeck practices early shipping and provides tactical advice on what this means, and how to do it in “The Art of Shipping Early and Often

Lincoln Murphy of Gainsight introduces two concepts he uses to reduce friction for cancelled customers to get back on board: Cancel Intent and Cancel Flows in “Two Ways to Reduce SaaS Cancellations

Mike Townsend of HomeHero outlines how and why he sends weekly investor updates and how they change as your startup grows in “How to Own Your Investor Communication

Alex White of Next Big Sound tells his story of the day he quit his job in a down market to dive headfirst into his startup in “The Day I Quit My Job to Start My Company

Andrew Woodberry of SnapSolv looks at the importance of creating a compelling narrative about your startup’s inception in “Why Your Startup Origin Story is So Important

Alex Cavoulacos of TheMuse gives you two templates to use the next time you get an unsolicited introduction that you can’t accept in “How to Get Out of an Email Introduction You Don’t Want to Respond To

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