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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

From the Investors

Alex Mittal and Christopher Steiner of FundersClub explain that although growing startups have more ways to find liquidity now, they still must honor tacit pacts with investors and employees in “The Right Time to IPO? It’s Complicated

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Dan Portillo of Greylock Partners publishes a presentation he made that addresses some of the common problems that both new and experienced teams face when recruiting in “Debugging Recruiting

Selcuk Atli of 500 Startups shows how to pivot your startup the right way, using the growth marketing mindset in “The Startup Pivot Pyramid

Tero Menander of Ventech walks through the points entrepreneurs should keep in mind when selecting an investor in “Choosing Your Investor

Tory Green of Tiller Partners chats about how recent multi-billion dollar investments in Lyft and Didi Chuxing have caused many to wonder whether the ride-sharing market has room for more than one player in “The Myth of the Uber Monopoly

Mahesh Vellanki of Redpoint Ventures takes a look at the history of Valve, one of the most interesting gaming platforms that you probably know nothing about in “The Amazing Story Behind Valve’s Massive Gaming Empire

From the Operators

Matthew de la Hey of inploi discusses why, in hindsight, he can appreciate why many of the investors he spoke to for funding initially put him off in “‘You’re an ‘Early’ Stage Investor, Aren’t You?’

Fred Ehrsam of Coinbase compares and contrasts Ethereum to Bitcoin and discusses its potential impact on the advancement of digital currency in “Ethereum is the Forefront of Digital Currency

Julien Smith of Breather shares an email he wrote to his team and encourages other CEOs to do the same for their companies in “This is the Best CEO Email I Ever Sent

Adam Silver of KIDLY details the challenging process of cutting their original MVP in half before launch and what they learned from this experience in “How We Cut Our MVP in Half to Launch KIDLY

Mikael Cho of Crew writes about why our intense focus on visual design can blind us from focusing on the most important part of the message in “Why You Don’t Need Design Like Apple

Introducing The 8 Acceleprise SF Cohort 4 Demo Day Startups (read more)

Today, Acceleprise SF, “the SaaS accelerator,” hosted their Demo Day for their 4th cohort of startups. We ranked this batch of companies by the Mattermark Growth Score.

Check It Out Here

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