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Mattermark Daily - Thursday, December 29th, 2016 (our last email of 2016)

2017-01-05 09:43:52

Bye 2016, Here Comes 2017, and 14 must-read posts by Fred Wilson, Hiten Shah, Una Kravetz, Max Altschuler, Rob Go, and more.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Spotify-SoundCloud Supergroup Is Dead

As 2016 ends, it’s fair to be surprised that Twitter didn’t find a buyer. The same holds true for SoundCloud, a popular service that many expect to find a new home. Mattermark investigates.

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Bye 2016, On To 2017, From the Investors

Christoph Janz of Point Nine Capital offers a brief outline of a few big themes he feels particularly strongly about for SaaS in 2017 in “What We're Looking for in SaaS in 2017

Yannick Roux of EC1 Capital uses data to explain why the European tech industry has “never been stronger and better positioned” for a successful year ahead in “2016: The Year European Venture Capital Changed Gear

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures highlights the three big takeaways for the blockchain sector in 2016 and a couple forward looking posts in “Blockchain In 2016

Thomas Grota of Deutsche Telekom AG foresees that retail products must be bots enabled, the unicorn IPO race, and the end of corporate venture capital in “Predictions #2017

Glenn Solomon of GGV Capital believes unicorns will defer 2017 IPOs (if) “after SNAP IPO delivers mixed results”, cyberwarfare tech gets mainstream, and more in “2017 Predictions

Rob Go of NextView Ventures expands on how he thinks new media, voice, and optimism will make an impact in 2017 in “Approaching 2017

Ed Sim of Boldstart Ventures shares some data on his firm and their founding teams from 2016, along with where he sees enterprise tech going in “Boldstart in 2016, Enterprise Tech in 2017


Bye 2016, On To 2017, From the Operators 

Hiten Shah of Quick Sprout finds 2016 has been a year where knowledge has become freely available for anyone interested in knowing about all things SaaS and lists key trends and related posts in “The Best SaaS Articles of 2016 From Around the Web

Max Altschuler of Sales Hacker 2017 is going to be a great year for sales due to better technologies and more informed talent in “Sales Hacker’s Top 10 Trends & Predictions Heading Into 2017

Margot Mazur of Wistia recognizes that 2016 was a tough year and writes down her observations, so next year she can more clearly see my growth as a human being in “What 2016 Taught Me About Myself

Una Kravetz of DigitalOcean reviews her personal goals, lays out new ones, and takes a look back on what she learned this year in “2016 Year in Review + 2017 Resolutions

Brittany Hodak of RocketSpace lists the technology that will make waves in the 12 months ahead and the implications of each for small businesses in “5 Tech Founders Predict 2017's Biggest Technology Trends

Mark Wilson of Philanthroper declares the human neck was not designed to be used like a joystick, and other things we learned from this year's most notable UX in “The Best And Worst User Interfaces Of 2016

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