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Q1 2015 U.S. Startup Funding Analysis & Mattermark Daily – Monday, April 13th, 2015

Q1 2015 U.S. Startup Funding Analysis

Get our free report summarizing startup investment activity and trends comparing Q1 2014 and Q1 2015. See how deal volume, capital allocation, and stage play a role in the overall startup funding ecosystem.

 “2015 U.S. Venture Capital & Startup Funding Report


From the Investors

Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz shares his opinions on private vs. IPO market conditions, how to address diversity in tech, macroeconomic impact on company valuations, and more in “Brainstorming with Marc Andreessen

Dave McClure of 500 Startups declares that if S&P 500 ‘Dinosaurs’ do not innovate or acquire their internet peers, ‘VC-funded Unicorns’ will disrupt them in “Bubble, My Ass: Some Unicorns Might Be Overvalued, But All Dinosaurs Gonna Die.

Venture Capitalist Gil Dibner supports his observation that ‘Q1 was a record-smashing quarter for the EU & Israeli startup region’ in “The Data: European & Israeli Venture Capital Trends Q1 ‘15” (report)

Brad Feld of Foundry Group remembers the hype of capital efficient businesses ‘just five years ago’ and wonders if all of it was a fluke in “The Long Lost Myth of Capital Efficiency

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures encourages entrepreneurs to pursue ‘private IPO’ sized rounds, but only after considering valuations and growth projections in “The Gamble of the Private IPO

Mat Johnson of 500 Startups announces their $10 million DistroFund ‘to accelerate post-seed companies to Series A’ in “$10M DistroFund

Scott Sansovich of Cue Ball Capital expands on multiple potential reasons why corporate cash levels ‘have been steadily rising since the 1980s’ in “Tech’s $500 Billion Cash Problem

From the Operators

Andrew Mason of Detour reveals a new type of equity vehicle he’s invented that has the potential to provide more financial success for employees after an exit event in “Introducing Progressive Equity

James Cohane formerly of Axial attempts to demystify the world of “Biz Dev” in “Introducing the Guide to Business Development and Partnerships

Eric Jorgenson of Evergreen identifies the pieces of an internal recruiting process and breaks down how to build a ‘world-class recruiting team’ in “How to Find and Recruit the Team You Need to Build a Successful Business

Pascal Garboua of SixDoors provides his notes from conversations with founders of on-demand companies and highlights the On-Demand Conference in “The On-Demand Economy: Opportunities and Challenges

Sean Byrnes formerly of Flurry offers his calendar template to help early-stage founders manage their schedule in “The Founder’s Schedule

Nicolo Ungari of EatWith outlines his analysis of Etsy’s S1 Filing and describes the importance of empowering sellers in a marketplace in “What Etsy’s S1 Filing Taught Me About Marketplaces

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