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Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, September 3rd

From the Investors

Bubba Murarka of Draper Fisher Jurvetson breaks out user-, system-, and context-generated notifications in “Three Types of Notifications

Angel Investor Jason Calacanis throws down the gauntlet in “RFP (Request for Prototype): Brutal Real Estate Reviews

Jay Acunzo of NextView Ventures publishes “The 2nd Annual List of Go-To Boston Startup Service Providers

Kanyi Maqubela of Collaborative Fund muses on the implications of a stronger common stock class on investors in “Common vs. Preferred

Angela Tran Kingyens of Version One Ventures reflects on freedom, compassion, and a year of continuous learning in “Lessons From My First Year at Version One

Jeff Carter of West Loop Ventures chooses people over governments in “Why Are Governments Afraid of Ridesharing like Uber and Lyft?

Startup Guru Steve Blank implores founders to develop some technical skill, if only to avoid getting screwed, in “Why Founders Should Know How to Code

Jonathan Lehr and Jed Leidheiser of Work-Bench inspect the cash reserves of the old titans in “Analyzing the R&D and M&A Activity of Legacy Tech Vendors

Ann Winblad of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners discusses with Nick Moran the Series A crunch and portfolio company expectations in “The Stages of Fundraising

Rebecca Churt of OpenView Venture Partners sits down with WordStream founder and CTO Larry Kim in the latest edition of Founder’s Corner

From the Operators

Gesche Haas of Conjure.io wants women and men to be able to talk business over a cocktail without worrying about sexual advances — “The Journey of Going Public (With Sexual Discrimination) – Talking About What No One Wants to Talk About

Taylor Davidson of Foresight looks at how apps are changing the form and substance of cameras and photos in “Software is Eating the Camera

Anthemos Georgiades of Zumper journeys through the doubts and risks of launching a flagship product in “Product, Pain & Patience: Launching the First Guaranteed One-Click Rental App

Joseph Smarr of Plaxo, who helped start Google+, is still pulling his hair out over his digital address book — “Turns Out We Still Need Plaxo (Or Something Like It)

From the Community

Tina Seelig of Stanford Technology Ventures Program walks through the entrepreneurial creative process — “From Inspiration to Implementation

Andrew Zaleski of Politico reports on the political resistance Uber faces in Maryland in “Welcome to the Uber Wars

Eric Adler of Adler Vermillion LLP teaches the reader “How to Read a Patent

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