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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Software Eats Healthcare, For Dummies

Guest post by Alex Danco, Head of Operations for Sharethebus.

One day, software will have eaten healthcare. That day has not come yet, but it will. And it’ll come just in time. First of all, what do we mean when we say “software eats ___”? What it doesn’t mean is, ‘take existing industry, add software’. (Read the complete playbook on software eating healthcare)

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From the Investors

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures explains why he believes negative gross margins could be the death of some unicorns in “Negative Gross Margins

Ben Einstein of Bolt VC covers how to approach the ideation process when building a hardware product in “The Illustrated Guide to Product Development, Part 1

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Patrick Meenan of Arthur Ventures clears up several myths and offers his facts about how startups get acquired in “How Your Startup Actually Gets Acquired

Ivy Nguyen of NewGen Venture Partners talks about how she thinks the new AngelList CPC Upshot and YC funds may extend the risk bubble in “CPC Upshot and YC Fund Extends Hype Bubble, Opens Doors for VC

David Cummings of Atlanta Ventures outlines how angel capital, venture capital, and private equity are different and each serve their own purpose in “Angel Capital vs Venture Capital vc Private Equity”

Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures proposes a solution for individuals to own more of their online identity in “Why Decentralized Identity Matters: Github’s Identity Innovation and Shortcoming

Ezra Galston of Chicago Ventures shares five examples of how a market might seem ‘broken’ during the due-diligence process in “Just Because a Market Lacks [X] Doesn’t Make It Fundamentally Broken

From the Operators

Tikhon Bernstam formerly of Parse supposes that ‘compensation commensurate to risk taken’ for early employees might make hiring easier in “Founders: It’s Not 1990. Stop Treating Your Employees Like It Is.

Louis Columbus of Forbes lists the top 34 cloud-based marketing software companies with data sourced from Mattermark in “The Hottest Cloud-based Marketing Startups of 2015

Ben Erez of Life360 advises marketplace founders to focus on creating supply, then on creating demand, and to not focus so much on the technology in “Marketplace Apps Are the Tip of the Iceberg

Entrepreneur Steve Cox realizes some founders have great instincts that cannot always be explained and shares how to handle it in “The Founder Bomb

Serial Entrepreneur Steve Blank highlights the entrepreneurial journeys of the founders of EdSurge in “Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere Show No. 7: Betsy Corcoran and Miriam Altman

Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt recaps his story of interviewing at Monkey Inferno, being rejected, and now partnering with them to launch live-streaming AMAs in “From Rejection to Product Hunt

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