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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

From the Investors

Mahesh Vellanki of Redpoint Ventures takes a data-driven approach to revenue growth rates and time to IPO in “Here’s How Fast Internet Companies Need To Grow To Get Public

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Michael Gilroy of Canaan Partners discusses how financings provide a unique opportunity to reflect on business decisions and strategies, both good and bad in “Onwards and Upwards – Rocketrip Story Pt. 1.”

Nakul Mandan of Lightspeed Venture Partners outline the qualitative factors he looks for in a Series A stage SaaS startup, beyond that first step of feeling excited about backing the founders in “What I Look for in an Early Stage SaaS Startup

Alex Iskold of Techstars believes thinking about your business as an API allows you to gain a great deal of clarity about what your business actually does and why in “What is the API for Your Startup?

Brian Laung Aoaeh of KEC Ventures delves into a general discussion about management and leadership, then ends with ways startup founders might foster accountability in “Tips For Early Stage Startup Founders on How To Build A Culture of Accountability

Otavio Good of Founders Fund provides a primer on neural nets and deep learning in “Machines That Learn

 

From the Operators

Elad Gil of Color Genomics contemplates an apparent shift to a boom in the variety and type of companies being funded as tech investors pursue other areas in “End of Cycle?

John Vars of TaskRabbit tells a story of how a plastic troll represented the dispassionate, logical view of their business when they faced hard decisions in “Startup Decisions: The Troll in the Middle of the Table

Christine Deakers of MixPanel profiles Hunter Walk of Homebrew and details his advice for seed stage founders in “The Hustle of Hunter Walk

Ben Erez of Breeze expands on two questions to ask the next time you find yourself wondering what to work on in “Working on the Inevitable

Aaron Frank of Final talks about the challenges in getting to market in the payments space in “We’re live, thanks to you awesome people

Scott Britton of Troops shares best practices from modern sales teams on how to streamline workflow in Slack in “13 Slack Tips & Use Cases From Sales Teams On Slack

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