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Mattermark Daily - Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

2016-12-14 09:46:28

Ben Thompson, Brad Feld, European VC, and how one founder got her time back.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

How One Founder Went Dark On Social Media And Found The Light (Read)

Some founders are incredibly active on social media. Others are more quiet. Here’s what Eileen Carey, CEO of Glassbreakers, found when she took herself off of Twitter and Facebook.

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From the Investors

Brad Feld of Foundry Group writes about the end of the year, mental health, and handling both inside the context of venture capital in “December Depression.”

Yannick Roux of EC1 Capital explains just how good this year was for investors on the continent in “2016: The Year European Venture Capital Changed Gear.”

Anupam Rastogi of Nokia Growth Partners discusses the importance of unit economics for growth stage startups in “Focus on Sales Efficiency as you plan strategy and budget for your growth-stage SaaS company.”

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Rob Go of NextView compares the process of sourcing deals as a VC to the marketing and sales functions of a normal company in “VC Sourcing.”

From the Operators

Ben Thompson of Stratechery summarizes his year-end thoughts on ecommerce, fake news and more in “The State Of Technology At The End Of 2016.”

Nir Eya, author of Hooked, a book on habits, breaks down how to make Internet news work for you, and not the other way around in “How to Stay Informed Without Losing Your Mind.”

Alexander Harmon of Recurly shares a sheaf of information regarding ecommerce that will help you benchmark your company against its peers. You can find the full dataset here.

Mykhaylo Salo of Romexsoft predicts that blockhain will be hot next year, and that regulatory activity may pick up in “Top 10 Fintech Trends and Predictions For 2017."

And on Mattermark, we took a look at Microsoft’s newest billion-dollar business, the Surface Hub.

 

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