MATTERMARK DAILY

Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

From the Investors

Alex Mittal and Christopher Steiner of FundersClub reiterate the importance of keeping a balanced investment portfolio, even in the market of startup investing, in “The Best Time To Invest In Startups? Always.fc_vc_seed_and_series_a_1999-2015

Jo Tango of Kepha Partners explains the concept of risk in terms of financing structures and uses this to shed light on Spotify’s $1 billion convertible note financing in “Risk

Jonathan Libov of Union Square Ventures walks through how startups turn to financing services as a growth lever in “Time is Money is Equity is Growth

Bryce Roberts of OATV argues that VC money tends to ruin far more companies than it saves in “Most Startups Aren’t Crap

Mahesh Vellanki of Redpoint Ventures talks about the history of healthcare in the US and discusses the state of our current system in “This Is How Healthcare In The US Works

Nic Brisbourne of Forward Partners explores why large companies are failing to be entrepreneurial and invest in long-term growth in “Why Some Big Firms Struggle to Compete With Startups

Paige Craig of Arena Ventures chats about how his previous career in the military helped to shape his investment thesis in “20VC: The Best Seed Investors Hunt” (podcast)

From the Operators

Blake Robertson of TenFold outlines the key ingredients for building a winning sales culture in “How to Create a High-Performing Sales Culture

Mick Hollison of InsideSales analyzes data which shows that despite the effects the current state of the market could have on the infusion of capital for technology companies, it seems most businesses have little to fear in “What Sales Data Tells Us About the Bubble Trouble

Greg Duffy of Dropcam discusses the company culture he implemented at Dropcam and sets the record straight about the Nest acquisition in “The Dropcam Team

Evan Powell of StackStorm shares key takeaways about what the acquisition of StackStorm by Brocade may mean to event-driven automation and the broader infrastructure space in “StackStorm Acquired by Brocade

Tim Chen of OrderAhead dives into the math to show how tough it is to make the unit economics work when attempting to implement the Uber business model in other industries in “Taking the Wrong Lessons From Uber

Ryan Sheffer of Zero Slant organizes his thoughts around how he raised his first round of seed financing and the lessons he learned in “15 Things I Wish I Knew Before Raising A Seed Round

Why Investor Diversity is Key to Your Startup’s Success (read more)

Today on Mattermark, entrepreneur Eileen Carey takes a look at investor diversity, and how founders should pick their next investor

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