Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming, Job Openings and featured posts by Josh Kopelman, Fred Wilson, Elizabeth Yin, Joe Garza & more.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Read The Fine Print Before You Turn To Equity Crowdfunding (read more)

True equity crowdfunding is coming. Times are changing, and there will be blood.

Alex Mittal, CEO of FundersClub, has your syllabus


Editor's Note: scroll down to discover open sales & marketing positions


Weekly Digest: Top 10 Featured Posts

Elizabeth Yin of 500 Startups explains the importance behind messaging how much you are raising and for what specific milestones in “Why I Cringe When You Say You’re Raising a $1.5M Seed Round

Josh Kopelman of First Round Capital walks through why "picking" is a critical skill not only for VCs, but for founders as well in “The Best VCs are Great Pickers

Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures explains why the focus on the LTV/CAC ratio and the laissez-faire attitude towards payback period can be a trap even if your startup has raised a lot of capital in “Why Misunderstanding Startup Metrics Can Cost You Your Business

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures adds to Bill Gurley’s post and shares examples of leaders taking the easy way out and deferring a difficult decision because of fear of the consequences in “Don’t Kick the Can Down the Road

Aaron Batalion of Lightspeed Venture Partners argues that if you want to work in VC, you should start honing your skills now around finding and pitching interesting companies in “If You Want To Be a VC, Thoughts on One Way to Start Now

Joe Garza of Founder Institute publishes an extensive guide that lists some of the most commonly used revenue models startups use to sell their offerings, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each in “The 10 Most Popular Startup Revenue Models

Biz Stone of Jelly discusses the release of Jelly, the journey of how they got to this point, and their greater goal of amplifying humanity with software inIntroducing Jelly, A New Search Engine

Hiten Shah of Quick Sprout analyzes SaaS marketing sites to show what prospects prefer, what doesn't work for them, and how you can set up a framework for getting your own site on track in “The Anatomy of a SaaS Marketing Site

Amit Kumar, formerly of Cardspring, uses his own experience to show how you can make LinkedIn a more effective product in “Less Is More: Making LinkedIn More Effective

Dan Grover of WeChat writes a response to the recent “conversational UI” and bot hype in “Bots Won’t Replace Apps. Better Apps Will Replace Apps


Investors Are Still Less Bullish About LinkedIn (read more)

LinkedIn beat in Q1, but investors are still far from as bullish on its value as they once were.

Mattermark’s Alex Wilhelm reports.



What Correction? Venture Activity Zips Back To Full Speed In India And Southeast Asia (read more)

After a rocky fourth quarter, venture capital investment in Asia is back.

Mattermark's Cheung Ho Yeung reports.



The Mattermark Editorial Team Is Hiring And You Should Def Apply (read more)

The Mattermark editorial team is hiring and if you are a data-driven journalist, you should apply right now.



Startup Job Openings

Mattermark is hiring a Director of Customer Success in San Francisco.

Segment is looking for an Email Marketing Specialist in San Francisco.

Bugcrowd is looking for a Manager of Demand Generation in San Francisco.

Algolia is hiring a Product Marketing Expert in Paris or San Francisco.

HealthTap is hiring a Marketing & Communications Director in Palo Alto.

Thoughtspot is hiring a Content & Social Marketing Manager in Palo Alto.

Kickboard is hiring a Digital Marketer in New Orleans.

Oculus Health is hiring a Marketing Lead in Boston.

Drift is looking for a Head of Marketing in Seattle.

If you would like to feature a sales or marketing position in next weekend's newsletter, send an email to Sonia Bhasin.

Curated with ♥ by Sonia Bhasin and the Mattermark team      
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