MATTERMARK DAILY

Mattermark Daily – Thursday, July 30th, 2015

From the Investors

Brad Feld of Foundry Group explains Foundry Group’s investment strategy and announces its fifth, $225 million fund in “Our 2016 Foundry Group Fund and a Little History

Tim Devane of NextView Ventures finds it disturbing that many new startup employees do not understand how equity options work, so he educates them in “Explain Equity

Jason Heltzer of Origin Ventures believes that ‘the use of convertible notes has drifted away from the original purpose’ … Read more.

© Mattermark 2016. Sources: Mattermark Research, Crunchbase, AngelList.

MATTERMARK DAILY

Mattermark Daily – Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

From the Investors

First Round Capital adds the ability for any startup team to submit a fundraising application on their site to be reviewed by a General Partner in “Introducing the First Round Open App

Brad Feld of Foundry Group responds to Scott Maxwell of OpenView Partners’ post by explaining his two biases and calls value-added VC ‘a different approach’ in “The Paradox of VC Value-Add

David Cummings of Atlanta Ventures itemizes where he imagines Uber … Read more.

© Mattermark 2016. Sources: Mattermark Research, Crunchbase, AngelList.

MATTERMARK DAILY

Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

From the Investors

Scott Maxwell of OpenView Venture Partners reflects on the history of ‘value-add’ in Venture Capital and why he thinks focus is ‘the real differentiator’ in “The Truth About VC Value-Add

Josh Burwick of Sand Hill East dissects private and public market investment trends and encourages VCs to put money into earlier vs. ‘private IPO’ stage companies in “The Private Market’s Reality Distortion Field

Ethan Kurzweil and Cecilia Stallsmith of Bessemer Venture Partnersannounces

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© Mattermark 2016. Sources: Mattermark Research, Crunchbase, AngelList.

COMPANY UPDATES

Welcoming Brad Feld to the Mattermark Team — Announcing Mattermark’s $6.5M Series A

If you’ve been following our journey since the Referly days, you might remember the zombie VCs, the restart, the expanding vision, and the second seed round. This Series A round is an important milestone for me as a CEO, our team, our customers, the fans of what we’ve built and the army of loyal readers of the Mattermark Daily newsletter.

You can read the funding announcement here, here, here and on the

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© Mattermark 2016. Sources: Mattermark Research, Crunchbase, AngelList.

MATTERMARK DAILY

Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, December 24th – Welcoming Brad Feld To The Mattermark Team

Mattermark CEO Danielle Morrill tells her side of the journey of Mattermark starting as a blog post about zombie VCs, in the wake of Referly shutting down, to raising a Series A of $6.5 million with Foundry Group and more great investors. Danielle reveals the past 18 months of metrics and growth, Mattermark’s Series A fundraising pitch deck and plans for the years ahead in “Welcoming Brad Feld to the Mattermark Team – Announcing Our $6.5M Series A“… Read more.

© Mattermark 2016. Sources: Mattermark Research, Crunchbase, AngelList.