Laid off from a unicorn, VC repeating itself, keeping SDRs happy, and what it's like to be an LP in today's Mattermark Daily!

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

From the Operators

Brian Trautschold of Ambition says that the modern sales organization that’s focused on people shouldn't forget to take care of their own in "Most SDRs Fail or Burn Out. Here's How to Fix That"

Alicia Ostarello shares her story of what it was like the day "I Was Laid Off From A Unicorn Startup"

Keith Horwood of StdLib argues that the efficiency of running serverless infrastructure has already existed for 20 years "Rise of Functions as a Service: How PHP Set the “Serverless” Stage 20 Years Ago"

Ryan Law of Cobloom continues his startup series and lays out equity, valuation, and dilution in plain language in "Demystifying Startup Equity"


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From the Investors

Michael Kim of Cendana Capital explains the motivation and benefits behind funding seed-stage funds in "Being an LP in the heart of VC"

Rob Go of NextView Ventures says the question of whether to do more pre-seeds or fewer "proper" seeds is the same question A & B stage VCs were asking 10 years ago in "Seeds and Pre-Seeds: History is Repeating Itself"

Brad Feld of Foundry Group estimates the 2017 eSports global audience will reach 385 million individuals as he announces "Our Investment In Taunt"

Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures tweets a series of steps explaining how to plan a pitch before meeting with investors.

Nisa Amoils of Scout Ventures predicts that when the flying cars arrive, we'll keep them in a garage attached to our houses in "Where will all the flying cars park?"

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