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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

From the Investors

Jessica Livingston of Y Combinator opens up about how she shaped the community and culture of Y Combinator for the past 10 years in “The Social Radar: What I Did at Y Combinator

Angel Investor and Serial Entrepreneur Mark Cuban believes the current startup ecosystem is a ‘bubble’ that’s worse than the one in 2000, due to ‘zero liquidity for equity crowdfunding investments’ in “Why This Tech Bubble is Worse Than the tech Bubble of 2000

Christoph Janz of Point Nine Capital lays out the revenue metrics needed to reach a $100 million ARR in seven years and outlines the path of a slow growth company in “How Fast Is Too Fast?

Jerrod Engelberg of FundersClub reveals updated ‘Unrealized Net Internal Rate of Return’ metrics from their 114 investments, totaling $26 million over 2.5 years in “FundersClub Partnership Returns Data: Jan 20, 2015 Update

Jake Saper of Emergence Capital makes the case for investment in software and cloud tools for energy and natural resources in “The Natural Resources Cloud: Opes Is the New Capex

Adam Besvinick of Deep Fork Capital sees a positive future for live mobile video apps and gives feedback on Meerkat’s functionality in “Initial Thoughts on Meerkat and Live Mobile Video

Andrei Brasoveanu of Accel Partners interviews Julija Kosareva of Vinted to understand how they use data analysts in product development, international strategies, and more in “Use Data, Rally Team, Go Global

Miles Grimshaw of Thrive Capital compares Etsy vs. Shopify’s year-over-year Gross Merchandise Volume growth metrics in “Etsy vs. Shopify Updated

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From the Operators

Chad Dickerson of Etsy announces a proposed IPO with the filing of a Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in “Etsy IPO

Alex Devkar of Conspire explains the potential outcomes of being fully vested before an acquisition and ways the acquirer can impact your options in “If You Have Startup Stock Options, Check Your Option Plan

Tomer Tagrin of Yotpo describes his ‘E-Churn’ (employee churn) calculation as his metric to measure the success of Yotpo’s culture in “How Can You Measure Your Company Culture?

Armando Biondo of AdEspresso recommends founders ‘make sure the dollars retained after 90 days stick around’ and that investors look at long-term revenue metrics in “The Surprising Secret About SMEs’ Churn

Brian Lund of DailyFinance highlights the interaction and determination that led Ryan Graves to be Uber’s first employee, resulting in a net worth near $1.7 billion in “From Dead-End Job to Uber Billionaire: Meet Ryan Graves

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