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Mattermark Daily - Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

2016-12-20 22:18:25

Silicon Valley Dreams, Exploring Old Product Ideas, and 12 must-read posts by Danielle Morrill, First Round Capital, Seth Blank, and more.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Recent Uber Revenue/Profit Debate Explained, Part II (read more)

Uber probably won’t go public in 2017 unless its financial performance dramatically improves, according to performance numbers reported by both The Information and Bloomberg. Here is Alex Wilhelm's take on the numbers. 

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From the Investors

Anoushka Vaswani of Matrix Partners looks at today’s software valuation multiples and how it explains where we are in the market cycle at the end of 2016 in “Where Are We in the Cycle Today?

Phil Nadel of Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners believes focus should not be on the KPIs themselves, but the meaning behind them and knowing what impacts each one in “The Dirty Dozen: 12 KPIs You Must Know Before Pitching Your Startup

Hemant Taneja of General Catalyst contemplates what life might be like if startups and technology being built today becomes our daily life in “Silicon Valley Dreams: What If It All Comes True?

Matt Coffman of High Alpha shows how to keep your development team from getting mired in high-complexity, low-return AI and data science projects in “A Startup Playbook for Data Science Projects

Ash Egan of Converge Venture Partners covers AI’s breakout potential through the Westworld lens, 1973 vs. 2016 citing 6 reasons why the potential is deserved today in “A Westworld View of AI: 1973 vs. 2016

First Round Capital releases their annual holiday parody video featuring their team and founders in their portfolio in “First Round Holiday Parody Video 2016


From the Operators 

Danielle Morrill, CEO of Mattermark walks the beaches of the “Sea of Could Have Been” as a metaphor for rediscovering a product idea that led to being Mattermark's most popular feature yet in “A Walk in The Land of Never Was


Seth Blank of WeWork Labs addresses questions ranging from performance tuning to effective management practices at scale, balancing quality vs expedience, and managing team growth in “Scaling Engineering Teams

Sally Bolig of Yotpo expands on a detailed list of questions to help you decide your next startup job in " Risk vs Reward – How to Choose a Startup"

Scott Dixon of Fomo reflects on a decade of side projects with the realization that there’s no perfect recipe for a SaaS win in “7th Time Lucky: Building a Successful SaaS Product.

Liz Crawford of Birchbox offers her insider tricks for building high performance product teams in "Six Process Hacks From Top Product Leaders"

Kelly Bearer puts together a list to help entrepreneurs cope with any holiday blues they may have in “A Holiday Survival Guide for Founders and Entrepreneurs


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