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Mattermark Daily - Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

2016-11-29 20:17:36

The State of European Tech 2016 and 10 must-read posts by Atomico, Kevin Lee, Joanna Lord, Erik Devaney, Ali Rowghani, and more.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

From the Investors

Atomico publishes a 118 page report that looks at capital flows over the last few years, and combines it with an assessment of local talent, the strength of European tech communities, and the exit landscape in “The State of European Tech 2016” (the charts look better in the post)

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Ali Rowghani of Y Combinator describes how to become a great Phase 2 CEO by focusing on the highest leverage tasks that only the CEO can accomplish in “What’s the Second Job of a Startup CEO?

Matt Hartman of Betaworks sees a future where new technology companies separate the service itself, the brain, from the instantiation of that service into the user’s everyday life in “Interfaces On Demand

Kevin Lee of FundersClub discusses how product management varies between companies and the importance of finding the right role in “Venture Capital is Product Management” (podcast)

Victor Gutwein of M25 Group outlines what objective variables early-stage investors analyze when evaluating startups in “Sieving the Seeds: How this Early-Stage VC Screens Startups


From the Operators 

Pierre Lechelle of Startup Friendly goes deep on the fundamentals and problems of top-of-funnel Acquisition, the first part of AARRR metrics, in “Understand Customer Acquisition in SaaS


John Cutler of Pendo notes that software development can sometimes feel like sitting in a factory, cranking out features, and sending them down the line in “12 Signs You’re Working in a Feature Factory

Joanna Lord of ClassPass calls out some pros and cons on how you can see different leadership styles playing out in a startup tech culture in “A Startup Advantage: Knowing Your Leadership Style

Erik Devaney of Drift walks you through the entire Drift customer feedback playbook, from why they value customer feedback so much, to how they gather it, to what they do with it once they have it in “Our Customer Feedback Flow

Dan Eyman of Meld Valuation reveals factors to keep in mind to make the biggest impact on your valuation (since most startups get 409A valuations at this time of year) in "5 Considerations For Your Next 409A Valuation"

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