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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, October 29th

From the Investors

Benedict Evans of Andreessen Horowitz analyzes the current trajectory and future impact of the smartphone industry in “Mobile Is Eating The World” (slideshow)

Dave McClure of 500 Startups provides his perspective on changes in startup investing, new ecosystems and the global market in “Building Startup Ecosystems & the Rise of the Micro-VC” (slideshow)

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures guides you in understanding how to interpret your Net Promoter Score results in “Four Important Data Points On Measuring Your Startup’s Happiness

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures shares his ‘average’ strategy to buying Bitcoin and selling stock in “Averaging In and Averaging Out

Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures sees a bright future for P.S. XO merging with Seedling and explains why this M&A works in “When Does a Private-to-Private Merger Make Sense?

Lenny Pruss of RRE Ventures believes developer tools and products are core pieces of more tech companies than ever before in “The Developer-Driven Economy

Ravi Viswanathan of New Enterprise Associates says a CEO’s earliest decisions ‘will become part of the fabric, the DNA of the business’ in “Culture: Why It Matters From Day One – And Every Day After

From the Operators

Ivan Kirigin of YesGraph explains that investors may hold back from giving a direct ‘no’ answer and honest feedback out of fear in “One Surprising Reason You’re Not Getting Honest Feedback

Ben Silberman of Pinterest and John and Patrick Collison of Stripe offer their strategies and insights from growing Pinterest and Stripe in “Lecture 11: Company Culture and Building a Team Part II” (video)

Rajen Sanghvi of ShopLocket summarizes ‘Lecture 11’ of Y Combinator and Stanford University’s ‘How To Start A Startup’ class in “38 Quotes From Ben Silberman, John Collison and Patrick Collison on Company Culture and Building a Team

Casey Winters of Pinterest breaks down how and why to implement a loyalty program in your business in “Loyalty Marketing Part I: Strategies and Segments

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