After many years, the newsletter that was the genesis of my former startup, Mattermark Daily is sending its final missive today. It was such a pleasure to read the Internet and scour for posts to share 4 days a week with more than 100K readers, 60K of whom opened the Mattermark Daily each day at the peak of her awesomeness.
I started the Daily and wrote it for the first 18 months, and then it was the labor of love and dedicated efforts of many subsequent Editors in Chief who made it fantastic (and also made sure it published on schedule!). My deepest gratitude goes to Kevin Morrill, Andy Sparks, Sam DeBrule, Wade Vaughn, Nick Frost, Alex Wilhelm, Jonathan Kressaty, and Ashley Lozito for scrolling through thousands of articles to bring readers the best hand curated startup reading over the years. I am especially proud of adherence to our editorial standards, never-ending search to find more female authors, occasional wit, inside jokes, and exposure of new and up-and-coming startup blogs.
Below are a selection of links covering the Mattermark Daily, a wonderful product I am proud to have built and that brought happiness to many people. R.I.P.
- Ryan Hoover: Blog First Startups
- ValueWalk: Here’s What the Most Iconic Tech Investors Read Each Morning
- Fast Company: 5 Successful Startups That Started as Blogs
- Next View Ventures: Inside the Mattermark Daily, Principles & Process
- Teamwork.com: How to Turn Your Boring Newsletter into a Customer Acquisition Machine
Thank you to everyone who tweeted, blog commented, Hacker News commented, Quora posted, and otherwise spread the Mattermark Daily organically through word of mouth.
If you are looking for something new to read, I am sorry to tell you I am not starting another newsletter (the editorial schedule is grueling — much respect!) but Product Hunt does have 6 alternatives to the Mattermark Daily listed, and it would be awesome if you submitted more to them!
Did I miss a great press clip about the Mattermark Daily? Let me know in the comments so I can save it in the archive. This will be fun to look back on in 5, 10, 25 years 🙂