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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, October 22nd

Best of the Press

Ian Rose of BBC News details a project by Bloomberg Beta and Mattermark to predict future founders in “Over 40? Data Says You Could Be the Perfect Entrepreneur

Mat Honan of Wired describes Twitter’s announcement of Fabric as Twitter ‘becoming a mobile services company’ in “Twitter’s Audacious Plan to Infiltrate All Your Apps

Dieter Bohn of The Verge says Google’s new Inbox app is ‘Gmail, mediated by a Google Now assistant’ in “Inbox is a Total Reinvention of Email From Google

From the Investors

Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz, Ron Conway of SV Angel and Parker Conrad of Zenefits discuss startup fundraising tactics and stories with Q&A from Stanford University students in “Lecture 9: How to Raise Money” (video)

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures shares his notes from a recent talk by Bill Macaitis, former CMO of ZenDesk, in “The 9 Marketing Disciplines of Great SaaS Companies

David Skok of Matrix Partners compares SaaS operational costs, gross margins, churn rates and more metrics in “2014 Pacific Crest SaaS Survey – Part 2

Bing Gordon of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers believes Magic Leap can be ‘the ultimate stage in the evolution of computing’ in “Why We Invested in Magic Leap

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures supports Google acquiring Firebase to scale their team and product in “Firebase

Reshma Sohoni of Seedcamp lists Mattermark as one of eight services she uses often in “Reshma’s Favorite Sites

From the Operators

Taro Fukuyama of AnyPerk tells the story of his team sleeping in a car, struggling to raise funding and pivoting while in Y Combinator in “We Just Thought, ‘This is How You Start A Company in America

Bhavin Parikh of Magoosh and Aaron Schwartz of Modify Watches turn the tables on investors in “6 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Ask During an Investor Meeting

Rajen Sanghvi of ShopLocket highlights his key takeaways from Lecture 9 of Y Combinator’s Startup Class in “17 Quotes from Marc Andreessen & Ron Conway on How To Raise Money

Dan Martell of Clarity.fm reflects on a question he was asked when raising his Seed round in “Long Term Greedy vs. Short Term Greedy

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