Danielle Morrill

I can see the future, because I live in it today.


Request for Startup: Personal CRM for Grown-up Friendships

Request for Startup: Turn Any Spreadsheet Into a REST API + Docs

Request for Startup: Decision Bin (Turn My Email Into a List of Decisions to Make)


Selected Essays

Somewhere Over the Brainbow: The Unicorn Window is Closing

3 Phases of Financial Indicators for Startups

Is My Startup Burn Rate Normal?

Embracing the Incrementality Mentality

Startup Marketing: 2nd Class Citizen, 2nd Rate Results

Don’t Waste a Single Moment

Revenue vs. Value

After the Launch

Solve the Problems Your Parents Have

YC Interview Prep

Zombie Startups

I Don’t Do That Job Anymore

Finding a New Voice

The Best Advice My Dad Ever Gave Me

Saying No

Getting the Most Out of Startup Weekend

Angel Investing & Fundraising

For Seed Stage Startups, It‘s Hire or Die

Q4 2014 Startup Investment at Highest Point In 10 Years

Zombie VCs

Reverse General Solicitation

Request for Startup: Turn Any Spreadsheet Into a REST API + Docs

Exploring the Series B Crunch

Are VC Investors Prepared to Manage Public Company Scale in Private Markets?

My Fantasy VC Portfolio

Past Performance is No Guarantee of Future Results

500 Details: The Process of Mentoring Startups

Startup Marketing

Targeted Customer Acquisition for B2B Startups

Post Launch Checklist: 10 Tasks You Should Complete

Who Owns the Website, and Why

The Distribution Hacker’s Mission: Create an Unfair Advantage

Go Ahead, Feed the Trolls

Startup Metrics to Obsess Over

Close the Loop on Your SXSW Campaign & Leads in 5 Steps

How to Hustle SXSW for Fun & Profit

Sales & Marketing: The Relationship

Lean Marketing: Understanding Channel Constraints

Just Do…. Something (Small)

Startup PR on a Shoestring


Post Series A Life: Reflecting on Our First Board Meeting and What It’s Like Working with Brad

Welcoming Brad Feld to the Mattermark Team – Announcing Our $6.5M Series A

Thoughts on Launching Our First “Pay What You Want” Experiment

Mattermark Has Raised $2M in Our Second Seed Round

Introducing Mattermark, the Deal Intelligence Company

Mattermark Wasn’t a Pivot

Past Projects

Starting Referly Took Me Three Years

Another $250,000 Committed to Twilio Fund by Dave McClure & Ron Conway

TextWeight Launches to Help Track Weight Loss via SMS

Announcing Twilio Fund: $250,000 for Twilio Powered Startups

TweetToCall is Becoming a More Social Phone Book

Stuff I Built: Simple International Calling Card with Twilio

Call Twitter Friends with One Click Using TweetToCall

Goodbye Whrrl, Hello World Are You on Whrrl Yet?

Other Commentary

The $3B+ Exit Tumblr Could Have Had

Silicon Royalty – How a Valley person views a Royal’s visit to London’s tech scene

Doat.com aka Do@ is the Future of the Mobile Browser

Congratulations TechCrunch

iPad in the Wild: Shopping at Ikea

My Best Friend’s Wedding: The Startup

Reflecting on “Stuff”

Time to Say Goodbye Seattle, Hello San Francisco

Why I Won’t Touch LBS with a Ten Foot Pole

SaaS, Supply Chain, PASCAL and Past Professional Lives

What I Want From Location Based Apps? Facebook.

We Are Now Approaching the Futurama

Celebrities Who Treat Twitter Like Broadcasting Medium Miss the Point


Kevin is Leaving Microsoft

Going Mobile in China


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Female founder anthem… hello

Over the years I’ve posted a number of tracks and song lyrics, I’ve compiled them in a single playlist using SoundCloud.

More Inspiration

“If” by Rudyard Kipling

“For A Leader” by John O’Donohue