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Mattermark Daily - Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

2016-12-15 10:16:25

From Founder to Investor, and 10 must-read posts by Alex Pack, Tim Devane, Myk Pono, Mark Lane, Rowley, and more.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Incubating And Accelerating The Future of Chicago’s Tech Ecosystem (read more)

In the second part of our four-part series about Chicago’s technology ecosystem, we focus our attention on the history, current state, and future of incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces and “innovation hubs” in the city.



From the Investors

Savina van Der Straten of Point Nine Capital explains how they craft investment deal memos in "What Do We Base Our Investment Decisions On?"

Alex Pack of AngelList describes working on the investment team and the ‘sausage-making’ behind AngelList's investment platform in “What I Learned as the First Analyst on the AngelList Investment Team

Josh Hannah of Matrix Partners offers his experience as a founder bootstrapping vs. taking VC money, learning capital allocation, and finding product-market fit in “Q&A: From Founder to Investor with Josh Hannah

Tim Devane and Alex Qin of Skillshare go straight at the issue of tech diversity and are not hand-wavy about it in “Gotham Alpha # 5” (podcast)

Steve Schlafman of  RRE Ventures explores the implications of mass automation and how it could actually benefit society in “Becoming More Human Through Mass Automation


From the Operators 

Myk Pono of MYXYS walks through practical and actionable approaches to help you design strategic messaging and product positioning in “Strategic Communication shares a free, five day guided journaling course for entrepreneurs and startup teams to end this year and start the next with clarity and purpose in “Reboot Your Year

Chase Garbarino of VentureApp covers takeaways and lessons learned getting to $1M ARR from a team, product, and sales perspective in “Our 15-Month Journey to a $1M Run Rate

Mark Lane of Triplebyte provides data on the pros and cons of living in the Bay Area, while reminding us that it’s is ‘the heart of the industry’ in “Does it Make Sense for Programmers to Move to the Bay Area?

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