a16z

a16z

The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future — especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This podcast is produced by Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Multiple episodes are released every week; visit a16z.com for more details and to sign up for our newsletters and other content as well!

Episodes
Sept. 8, 2019 a16z Podcast: How to Pay for Healthcare Based on Health
There's been a lot of talk about the need for our healthcare system to shift away from volume and fee-for-service, …
Sept. 5, 2019 The Hustler's Guide to the Hair Business
with @bhorowitz @shakasenghor @diishanimira @therealritabee Hustlin’ Tech is a new show (part of the a16z Podcast) that introduces the technology …
Sept. 5, 2019 The Hustler's Guide to Getting Paid
with @bhorowitz @shakasenghor ram @earnin & vaughn ferguson Hustlin’ Tech is a new show (part of the a16z Podcast) that …
Sept. 5, 2019 The Hustler's Guide to Preschool
with @bhorowitz @shakasenghor @8ennett & sherie james Hustlin’ Tech is a new show (part of the a16z Podcast) that introduces …
Sept. 5, 2019 Introducing Hustlin' Tech
We're excited to introduce a new podcast series hosted by a16z co-founder Ben Horowitz and Shaka Senghor, a leading voice …
Sept. 2, 2019 a16z Podcast: Making Culture, Making Influence -- Dapper Dan!
"You cannot be IN it... and not be OF it." Dapper Dan a.k.a. Daniel Day shares his remarkable history and …
Aug. 29, 2019 a16z Podcast: From the Internet's Past to the Future of Crypto
What can we learn from the history of the internet for the future of crypto? In this episode of the …
Aug. 29, 2019 a16z Podcast: What to Know about FedRAMP
with @ldhawke and @stevesi The government wants to get onto the cloud! But how do they assess the levels of …
Aug. 25, 2019 16 Minutes on the News #7: Apple Card, BEC Scams Federal Indictment
with @illscience and @smc90 This is episode #7 of our news show, 16 Minutes, where we quickly cover recent headlines …
Aug. 17, 2019 a16z Podcast: Software has eaten the world...and healthcare is next
Back in 2011, a16z cofounder Marc Andreessen first made the bold claim that software would eat the world. In this …
Aug. 12, 2019 16 Minutes on the News #6: Health Claims, Corporate Breaches
with @julesyoo @smc90 This is episode #6 of our new show, 16 Minutes, where we quickly cover recent headlines of …
Aug. 11, 2019 16 Minutes on the News #5: Fed Real-time Payments, Death of Retail
with @astrange @jeff_jordan and @smc90 This is episode #5 of our new show, 16 Minutes, where we quickly cover recent …
Aug. 4, 2019 16 Minutes on the News: The Opioid Crisis
with @jorgecondebio @vijaypande and @smc90 This is episode #4 of our new show, 16 Minutes, where we quickly cover recent …
Aug. 4, 2019 16 Minutes on the News: Fortnite, Esports, Gaming, and Entertainment
with @andrewchen @dcoolican and @smc90 This is episode #3 of our new show, 16 Minutes, where we quickly cover recent …
July 28, 2019 16 Minutes on the News: Mobile Malware, Drug Pricing
with @martin_casado @jorgeconde @jayrughani and @smc90 This is episode #2 of our new show, 16 Minutes, where we quickly cover …
July 24, 2019 a16z Podcast: The Search for the Secret Metal that Powers All Our Devices
with Kurt House (@kurtzhouse), John Thompson, Connie Chan (@conniechan) and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) The exploration for and mining of certain …
July 21, 2019 16 Minutes on the News: Neuralink & Brain Interfaces, TikTok, FaceApp, iHeartRadio
with @vijaypande @conniechan @jpm25 and @smc90 Introducing our new podcast, 16 Minutes, a short news podcast where we cover the …
July 19, 2019 a16z Podcast: How To Get The Most From Your Board
In this final of a 3-part series (which originally aired as YouTube videos) on working with venture investors, a16z Managing …
July 18, 2019 a16z Podcast: How To Raise Money From A Venture Investor
So you've decided raising venture capital is the best fundraising strategy for your startup. Now what? In this second of …
July 17, 2019 a16z Podcast: How To Understand And Choose A Venture Investor
Incentives matter. So understanding the incentives of venture capitalists will help you decide if raising money from a venture investor …
July 7, 2019 a16z Podcast: Beyond Zero Sum, Again
with Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), and Steven Johnson (@stevenbjohnson) Continuing our 10-year anniversary series since the founding of …
July 7, 2019 a16z Podcast: Beyond Software, to Talent and Culture
with Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), and Tyler Cowen (@tylercowen) Continuing our 10-year anniversary series since the founding of …
July 7, 2019 a16z Podcast: Beyond Software Eating the World
with Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), Scott Kupor (@skupor), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) Continuing our 10-year anniversary series since …
July 7, 2019 a16z Podcast: Beyond Disruption Theory
with Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), and Michael Copeland Continuing our 10-year anniversary series since the founding of Andreessen …
June 28, 2019 a16z Podcast: Entrepreneurs, Then and Now
with Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), and Stewart Butterfield (@stewart) A lot in technology -- and venture -- happens …
June 26, 2019 a16z Podcast: Damage-free Genome Editing -- Next in CRISPR
Two recent scientific journal papers show what's possible when CRISPR moves from cutting DNA tool to a full-fledged platform -- …
June 25, 2019 a16z Podcast: Stories from the Frontlines of Synthetic Fraud
Synthetic fraud—yes, it's a thing: a new evolution of consumer fraud that’s been emerging in financial services, to the tune …
June 19, 2019 a16z Podcast: The History and Future of Machine Learning
How have we gotten to where were are with machine learning? Where are we going? a16z Operating Partner Frank Chen …
June 16, 2019 a16z Podcast: The Politics of Technology
with Tony Blair (@InstituteGC), Scott Kupor (@skupor), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) If the current pace of tech change is the …
June 13, 2019 a16z Podcast: AI and Your Doctor, Today and Tomorrow
with Eric Topol (@EricTopol) and Vijay Pande (@vijaypande) Artificial intelligence is coming to the doctor’s office. In this episode, Dr. …
June 10, 2019 a16z Podcast: 10+1 Lessons from Serial Entrepreneur Justin Kan
Want actionable advice from a founder who has built multiple tech companies and has invested the time to be open, …
June 6, 2019 a16z Podcast: Deep Learning for the Life Sciences
with Vijay Pande (@vijaypande) and Bharath Ramsundar Deep learning has arrived in the life sciences: every week, it seems, a …
June 3, 2019 a16z Podcast: The Power of Restorative Justice
with Van Jones (@VanJones68), Shaka Senghor (@ShakaSeghnor), and Chris Lyons (@clyons) True redemption can be hard to come by in …
May 30, 2019 a16z Podcast: The Economics of Expensive Medicines
with Andrew Lo (@AndrewWLo) and Jorge Conde (@JorgeCondeBio) The advent of new gene and cell therapies are beginning to approach …
May 27, 2019 a16z Podcast: Collectively Driving Change
with Laurene Powell Jobs (@LaurenePowell) and Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz) Laurene Powell Jobs is, among many other things, founder and President …
May 19, 2019 a16z Podcast: What Time Is It? From Technical to Product to Sales CEO
with David Ulevitch (@davidu) and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) Since the startup (and founder) journey doesn't go neatly linear from technical …
May 16, 2019 a16z Podcast: Five Open Problems Toward Building a Blockchain Computer
Do you sometimes wish you had been born in a different decade so you could have worked on the fundamental …
May 11, 2019 a16z Podcast: A Guide to Making Data-Based Decisions in Health, Parenting... and Life
with Emily Oster (@ProfEmilyOster) and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) Are chia seeds actually that good for you? Will Vitamin E keep …
May 7, 2019 a16z Podcast: Innovating in Bets
with @annieduke, @pmarca, and @smc90 Every organization, whether small or big, early or late stage -- and every individual, whether …
May 7, 2019 a16z Podcast: Seven Trends in Blockchain Computing
In a followup to one of our most popular podcast episodes which originally aired in April 2017 (https://a16z.com/2017/04/03/cryptocurrencies-protocols-appcoins/), a16z Crypto …
May 1, 2019 a16z Podcast: The Future Of Decision-Making—3 Startup Opportunities
As companies digitize, they change the way they make decisions: decisions are made lower in the organization, based on data, …
April 26, 2019 a16z Podcast: So You Wanna Build a Software Company in Healthcare?
with Jorge Conde (@JorgeCondeBio), Julie Yoo (@julesyoo), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) Building a software company in healthcare is hard -- …
April 20, 2019 a16z Podcast: Inside Apple Software Design
Join longtime Apple software engineer Ken Kocienda in conversation with a16z Deal and Research operating partner Frank Chen for an …
April 7, 2019 a16z Podcast: Fintech for Startups and Incumbents
In this episode of the a16z Podcast -- which originally aired as a video on YouTube -- general partner Alex …
April 2, 2019 a16z Podcast: A Podcast About Podcasting
with Nick Quah (@nwquah), Connie Chan (@conniechan), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) It's a podcast about podcasting! About the state of …
March 30, 2019 a16z Podcast: How Many Taps in the Apple (Plus) Tree?
with Benedict Evans (@benedictevans) and Steven Sinofsky (@stevesi) What does Apple's recent event — in which a range of new …
March 24, 2019 a16z Podcast: Incenting Innovation Inside, Loonshots to Moonshots
with Safi Bahcall (@safibahcall), Vijay Pande (@vijaypande), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) A "moonshot" is a destination (like going to the …
March 15, 2019 a16z Podcast: For the Billions of Creatives Out There
with Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman), Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) The writer-showrunner is a relatively new phenomenon in TV, …
March 13, 2019 a16z Podcast: Lessons Learned from Chinese Education Startups
When people talk about trends in education technology, they often focus on how to disrupt higher education in the U.S., …
Feb. 26, 2019 a16z Podcast: What's in the Water at the George Church Lab?
with George Church (@geochurch) and Jorge Conde (@JorgeCondeBio) Renowned scientist George Church is known for his groundbreaking work and methods …
Feb. 24, 2019 a16z Podcast: Capitalizing on an Autonomous Vehicle Future
with Peter Ludwig, Qasar Younis (@qasar), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) When people talk about autonomous vehicles, we hear everything from …
Feb. 17, 2019 a16z Podcast: Gaming Goes Mainstream
Bobby Kotick is the CEO of Activision Blizzard (a merger he engineered); it's one of only two video gaming companies …
Feb. 15, 2019 a16z Podcast: Who's Down with CPG, DTC? (And Micro-Brands Too?)
with Ryan Caldbeck (@ryan_caldbeck), Jeff Jordan (@jeff_jordan), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) It's clear that all kinds of commerce companies and …
Feb. 14, 2019 a16z Podcast: To All the Robots I've Loved Before
with Kate Darling (@grok_) and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) We already know that we have an innate tendency to anthropomorphize robots. …
Feb. 11, 2019 a16z Podcast: Cryptonetworks as Emerging Economies (Done Right?)
with Chris Burniske (@cburniske), Joel Monegro (@jmonegro), Denis Nazarov (@Iiterature), and Jesse Walden (@jessewldn) When designing cryptonetworks -- really, emerging …
Feb. 9, 2019 a16z Podcast: Voting, Security, and Governance in Blockchains and Cryptonetworks
with Phil Daian (@phildaian) and Ali Yahya (@ali01) Whether in corporations, boardrooms, or political elections, voting is something we see …
Feb. 2, 2019 a16z Podcast: Product-Market SALES Fit (What Comes First?)
with Jyoti Bansal (@jyotibansalsf), Peter Levine, Satish Talluri (@satishtalluri), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) One of the toughest challenges for founders …
Jan. 30, 2019 a16z Podcast: Stories and Lessons in Enterprise Sales
with Mark Leslie (@mleslie45) and Peter Levine What does it actually take to win at enterprise sales? In this episode, …
Jan. 29, 2019 a16z Podcast: Finding Go-to-Market Fit in the Enterprise
with Peter Levine, Bob Tinker, and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) For consumer companies, often when the holy grail of product-market fit …
Jan. 26, 2019 a16z Podcast: Connecting Hearts, Bodies, and Networks to Cure Cancer
Veterinary oncology can inform human oncology, and vice versa -- providing a better model for looking at drug performance, interrelationships, …
Jan. 17, 2019 a16z Podcast: The Business of Cybercrime
with Joel de la Garza, Jonathan Lusthaus, and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) The idea of the cybercriminal as lone wolf or …
Jan. 16, 2019 a16z Podcast: Pulse Check on Consumer Tech Trends 2019, CES and Beyond
with Benedict Evans (@benedictevans) and Steven Sinofsky (@stevesi) Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) puts the latest and greatest …
Jan. 15, 2019 a16z Podcast: Dark Data in Healthcare
with Susannah Fox (@susannahfox), Anil Sethi (@anilsethiusa / @ciitizencorp), Vijay Pande (@vijaypande), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) The problem of "dark …
Jan. 13, 2019 a16z Podcast: The Science and Business of Innovative Medicines
with Vas Narasimhan (@vasnarasimhan), Jorge Conde (@jorgecondebio), Vijay Pande (@vijaypande), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) On average, only 1 out of …
Jan. 11, 2019 a16z Podcast: All About Synthetic Biology
with James J. Collins, Vijay Pande (@vijaypande), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) The idea of 'designing biology' -- once science fiction …
Jan. 8, 2019 a16z Podcast: What’s Next for Marketplace Startups (Hint: Services)
The past and future of marketplace startups -- where are we? Ever since eBay popularized an internet meeting place for …
Dec. 29, 2018 a16z Podcast: Talent, Tech Trends, and Culture -- with Ben, Marc, and Tyler Cowen
with Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), and Tyler Cowen (@tylercowen) This episode of the a16z Podcast features the rare …
Dec. 24, 2018 a16z Podcast: How the Internet Happened
In his book (and podcast), Brian McCullough chronicles the history and evolution of the internet -- from college kids in …
Dec. 22, 2018 a16z Podcast: The Infrastructure of Total Health
with Bernard J. Tyson (@bernardjtyson) and Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz) Bernard J. Tyson is the chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, …
Dec. 20, 2018 a16z Podcast: All About Stablecoins
with Andy Milenius (@realzandy), Jesse Walden (@jessewldn), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) The history, evolution, and use of money revolves around …
Dec. 17, 2018 a16z Podcast: Building Crypto, from Vision to Reality
with Brian Armstrong (@brian_armstrong), Chris Dixon (@cdixon), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) Where are we, really, right now -- in terms …
Dec. 8, 2018 a16z Podcast: On Marrying Entertainment and Technology
with Jeffrey Katzenberg, Meg Whitman (@MegWhitman), and Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) In this episode of the a16z Podcast, based on a …
Nov. 21, 2018 a16z Podcast: The IQ and EQ of Robots
with Boris Sofman (@bsofman), Dave Touretzky (@DaveTouretzky), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) We're just now beginning to truly see the the …
Nov. 19, 2018 a16z Podcast: Ancient Dreams of Technology, Gods & Robots
with Adrienne Mayor (@amayor) and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) Is it possible that ancient Greeks and Romans dreamed of technological innovations …
Nov. 16, 2018 a16z Podcast: M&A and Innovation, Inside Out
with Stephanie Cohen and Martin Casado (@martin_casado) As chief strategy officer of Goldman Sachs (and former global head of financial …
Nov. 5, 2018 a16z Podcast: Automation + Work, Human + Machine
with Prasad Akella, Paul Daughtery (@pauldaugh) and Frank Chen (@withfries2) What is different on that factory floor from Henry Ford …
Oct. 20, 2018 a16z Podcast: Eyeballs on the Game
with Jeff Jordan (@Jeff_Jordan), Yogi Roth (@YogiRoth), Zack Weiner and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) For decades, the increasing value of sports …
Oct. 7, 2018 a16z Podcast: From Research to Startup, There and Back Again
The period from 2000-2016 was one of the best of times and worst of times for tech and the Valley …
Sept. 27, 2018 a16z Podcast: How to Manage a PR Agency
with Shannon (Stubo) Brayton (@sstubo), Margit Wennmachers (@wennmachers), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) One of the company building topics that’s surprisingly …
Sept. 25, 2018 a16z Podcast: New Upstarts in an Old Industry
with Michael Ovitz (@michaelovitz), Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) When Michael Ovitz co-founded the Hollywood talent agency Creative …
Sept. 23, 2018 a16z Podcast: Technological Trends, Capital, and Internet 'Disruption'
with Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) and Chris Dixon (@cdixon) There's all sorts of interesting tech trends happening right now, including AI, …
Sept. 17, 2018 a16z Podcast: Tesla and the Nature of Disruption
with Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) and Steven Sinofsky (@SteveSi) In another of our hallway conversation episodes, Benedict Evans and Steven Sinofsky …
Sept. 14, 2018 a16z Podcast: What's at the Core of the Latest Apple Announcement?
with Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) and Steven Sinofksy (@StevenSi) In this hallway-style conversation episode of the a16z Podcast, Benedict Evans and …
Sept. 8, 2018 a16z Podcast: Seeing into the Future -- Making Decisions, Telling Stories
with Steven Johnson (@stevenbjohnson), Chris Dixon (@cdixon), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) There's a lot of research and writing out there …
Sept. 5, 2018 a16z Podcast: The Case Study of Dollar General and Surviving (Thriving!) Retail
with Jeff Jordan (@Jeff_Jordan), Cal Turner Jr., and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) The "death of retail" in the face of e-commerce …
Aug. 25, 2018 a16z Podcast: When Organic Growth Goes Enterprise
with Martin Casado (@martin_casado), Andrew Chen (@andrewchen), Russ Heddleston (@rheddleston), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) What happens when the bottoms up, …
Aug. 21, 2018 a16z Podcast: Crypto and the Evolution of Open Source
with Devon Zuegel (@devonzuegel), Denis Nazarov (@iiterature), and Jesse Walden (@jessewldn) The open source movement enabled so much in computing, …
Aug. 9, 2018 a16z Podcast: The Basics of Growth 2 -- Engagement & Retention
with Andrew Chen (@andrewchen), Jeff Jordan (@jeff_jordan), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) Once you have users, how do you keep them …
Aug. 8, 2018 a16z Podcast: The Basics of Growth 1 -- User Acquisition
with Andrew Chen (@andrewchen), Jeff Jordan (@jeff_jordan), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) Growth is one of the most top of mind …
Aug. 4, 2018 a16z Podcast: Earned Secrets
with Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz) and Sharon Chang (@sychang) What does it really take to start a startup (or work at …
July 31, 2018 a16z Podcast: Cryptonetworks and Cities -- Analogies
with Denis Nazarov (@iiterature), Jesse Walden (@jessewldn), Ali Yahya (@ali01), and Devon Zuegel (@devonzuegel) Cryptonetworks are often compared to firms, …
July 31, 2018 a16z Podcast: Cryptonetworks and Decentralization -- Building Blocks
with Chris Dixon (@cdixon), Ali Yahya (@ali01), and Devon Zuegel (@devonzuegel) “Show me the incentive and I'll show you the …
July 20, 2018 a16z Podcast: High Growth in Companies (and Tech)
with Elad Gil (@eladgil) and Chris Dixon (@cdixon) There's a lot of knowledge out there -- and networks of talent …
July 16, 2018 a16z Podcast: The Regulatory Landscape for Crypto
with Katie Haun (@katie_haun), Robin Weisnman (@robinweisman), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) What’s going on, regulation-wise, in crypto? How should people …
July 16, 2018 a16z Podcast: Building Companies in Crypto, from People to Code
with Tina Bhatnagar (@tinab), Preethi Kasireddy (@iam_preethi), Lily Liu (@calilyliu), and Kim Milosevich (@kimbatronic) Whether it’s sharing the decision-making behind …
July 16, 2018 a16z Podcast: Decentralization and Crypto, the Big Picture
with Chris Dixon (@cdixon), Elizabeth Stark (@starkness), and Jessica Verrilli (@jess) Why does decentralization matter? This episode of the a16z …
July 13, 2018 a16z Podcast: The Scientific Revolution of Ancient DNA
with Jorge Conde (@jorgecondebio), David Reich, and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) Trying to reconstruct the deep past of ancient humans out …
July 12, 2018 a16z Podcast: On Mentors and Mentees
with Ken Coleman, Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), and Michel Feaster (@michelfeaster) Everyone talks about the importance of mentorship in our professional …
July 6, 2018 a16z Podcast: Beyond Zero-Sum Thinking in the Game of Tech... and Life
with Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), and Steven Johnson (@stevenbjohnson) The rise of zero-sum thinking -- which has come …
June 22, 2018 a16z Podcast: All Things Compensation
Compensation is a topic near and dear to everyone’s heart… but what does “compensation” fully mean — and what does …
June 15, 2018 a16z Podcast: Construction Under Tech -- The Build
with Martin Fischer (@fischermartin), Saurabh Ladha (@ladhasaurabh), Chris Rippingham, and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) Continuing our series on how tech is …
June 13, 2018 a16z Podcast: Construction Under Tech -- Info Flows
with Greg Lynn (@greglynnform), Gina Neff (@ginasue), Tracy Young (@Tracy_Young), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) Construction has been one of the …
June 8, 2018 a16z Podcast: The End (and Beginning) of Programming
There are over 20 million programmers out there -- and double that, if you count everyone else coding in other …
June 6, 2018 a16z Podcast: The Hard Things about Security
Here's the hard thing about security: the more authentication factors you have, the more secure things are... but in practice, …
May 27, 2018 a16z Podcast: Autonomy in Service
with Gregory Allen (@Gregory_C_Allen), Gayle Lemmon (@gaylelemmon), Ryan Tseng, and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) We now live in a world where …
May 26, 2018 a16z Podcast: When Journalism Goes Global
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is the organization responsible for the compilation and release of the first the Panama …
May 18, 2018 a16z Podcast: B2B2C
When it comes to B2B2C business models -- which combine both business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) …
May 16, 2018 a16z Podcast: Network Effects, Origin Stories, and the Evolution of Tech
“The rules of the game are different in tech,” argues — and has long argued, despite his views not being …
May 11, 2018 a16z Podcast: The Oral History Of TrialPay — Obstacles and Opportunities in Payments
In this hallway-style conversation (originally recorded as a video), a16z general partner Alex Rampell and Terry Angelos, SVP of Commerce …
May 10, 2018 a16z Podcast: Shifting Risk Mindsets, From Tech to Bio
What challenges do first-time founders or tech founders encounter when building companies in the bio space, and how do they …
May 8, 2018 a16z Podcast: The Case Against Education, From Signaling to Rainbow's End
with Bryan Caplan (@bryan_caplan), Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) Signaling and credential inflation -- not learning -- can …
May 1, 2018 a16z Podcast: Breaking Into Bio
with Atul Butte (@atulbutte), Daphne Koller (@daphnekoller), and Vijay Pande (@vijaypande) Whether you’re an academic seeking to move out of …
April 21, 2018 a16z Podcast: Principles and Algorithms for Work and Life
with Ray Dalio (@raydalio), Alex Rampell (@arampell), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) Can one really apply the lessons of history and …
April 18, 2018 a16z Podcast: On Recent Consolidation in the Healthcare Industry
Many of the healthcare headlines lately have been about consolidation in the industry: Walmart and Humana; Aetna and CVS; Amazon, …
April 17, 2018 a16z Podcast: Players and Paths for Healthcare Startups
The creation of each new biotechnology enables a tool, a therapy, or a diagnostic: a molecule, a protein, an app, …
April 16, 2018 a16z Podcast: When (and How) Biology Becomes Engineering
Hypothesis, test, revise -- that's science. Engineering, however, doesn't quite go that way: You have parts you know and understand …
April 12, 2018 a16z Podcast: What to Know about GDPR
with Lisa Hawke (@ldhawke) and Steven Sinofsky (@stevesi) Given concern around data breaches, the EU Parliament finally passed GDPR (General …
March 28, 2018 a16z Podcast: Feedback Loops -- Company Culture, Change, and DevOps
with Nicole Forsgren (@nicolefv), Jez Humble (@jezhumble) and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) From the old claim that "IT doesn't matter" and …
March 26, 2018 a16z Podcast: From Teaching Leadership to Being a Leader
Few operators become VCs, and even fewer go back to leading companies... so how does these perspectives change how one …
March 23, 2018 a16z Podcast: Improv'ing Leadership
Leadership is not just about management, but about passion, a bit of humor, and resilience. General partner Peter Levine and …
March 20, 2018 a16z Podcast: On Morals and Meaning in Products, Business, and Life
Focusing only on the technical, "crunchy, wonky stuff" behind policies or products sometimes misses the humanity at the center of …
March 16, 2018 a16z Podcast: How to Live Longer and Better
with Kristen Fortney (@kpfortney), Jeff Kaditz (@jeffkaditz), David Sinclair (@davidasinclair), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) Even without a mythical fountain of …
March 13, 2018 a16z Podcast: The API Economy -- The Why, What, and How
with Cristina Cordova (@cjc), Augusto Marietti (@sonicaghi), Laura Behrens Wu (@laurabehrenswu), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) APIs (application programming interfaces), observe …
March 7, 2018 a16z Podcast: Containing the Monolith -- From Microservices to DevOps
What happens when monolithic architectures are broken down into containers and microservices (or when things are broken down into smaller …
March 4, 2018 a16z Podcast: Space -- the Near Frontier
When most people think of space, they think of outer space: Mars, billionaires with rockets, and the “final frontier”. But …
Feb. 28, 2018 a16z Podcast: The State of Security
with Joel de la Garza, Stina Ehrensvärd, Niels Provos, and Martin Casado Given the heated discussions around security and the …
Feb. 24, 2018 a16z Podcast: Creating a Category, from Pricing to Positioning
with Martin Casado (@martin_casado), Michel Feaster (@michelfeaster) and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) The purpose of category creation, argue the guests in …
Feb. 22, 2018 a16z Podcast: The Self-Flying Camera
with Adam Bry (@adampbry), Chris Dixon (@cdixon), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) Now that we've finally reached the age of the …
Feb. 18, 2018 a16z Podcast: The Internet of Taste, Streaming Content to Culture
Once upon a time it was inconceivable that a company in Silicon Valley could make content that was any good; …
Feb. 18, 2018 a16z Podcast: The Business of Continual Change
Every large company -- especially ones that have been around for a long time -- goes through multiple cycles of …
Feb. 16, 2018 a16z Podcast: How Technology Is Changing Investing
As people begin to gain access to information that was previously left to only trained specialists, a new set of …
Feb. 13, 2018 a16z Podcast: Data, Insight, and the Customer Experience
In 2017 The Economist declared data to be the world's most valuable resource. And yet “data insight” is one of …
Feb. 10, 2018 a16z Podcast: The Evolution of Payments
The battle between every startup and incumbent comes down to whether the startup gets distribution before the incumbent gets innovation, …
Feb. 7, 2018 a16z Podcast: When Is VR's iPhone Moment?
There was a lot of hype about VR ad then it seemed to go pretty quiet. So where are we …
Feb. 2, 2018 a16z Podcast: All about Bike Sharing
with Lee Kleinman (@LeeForDallas), Joshua Schank (@joshuaschank), Andrew Savage, and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) There's a new wave of bike-sharing in …
Jan. 31, 2018 a16z Podcast: Self-Driving Cars — Where Are We, Really?
As cars become more like iPhones and less like just, well, cars — everything changes, from data to mapping to …
Jan. 22, 2018 a16z Podcast: Beyond CES: Connected Home Devices, Voice, and More
In this hallway conversation of the a16z Podcast, Benedict Evans and Steven Sinofsky discuss CES 2018 and share insight on …
Jan. 21, 2018 a16z Podcast: Mental Models for Understanding Crypto Tokens
This episode of the a16z Podcast goes deep on various trends in cryptocurrencies -- from mental models for understanding tokens …
Jan. 16, 2018 a16z Podcast: Reinventing Food
It's surprising that how (and what) we eat has actually changed very little over the ages, despite how much we’ve …
Jan. 11, 2018 a16z Podcast: Revisiting the Gene
The complete sequencing of the human genome is one of the most powerful examples of technology and science in action: …
Jan. 7, 2018 a16z Podcast: Community and Culture, Online
We’re so used to thinking of “community” as our friends, families, and neighbors. But what a community is, and who …
Dec. 24, 2017 a16z Podcast: Fintech for the People
New fintech companies are democratizing access to financial services in different ways, whether it's making food stamps more efficient, no …
Dec. 23, 2017 a16z Podcast: Trends in Cryptocurrencies
The internet, believe it or not, was just the beginning. Yes, it spawned an incredible number of uses (some unexpected), …
Dec. 20, 2017 a16z Podcast: The $200 PC in the Enterprise
What capabilities do enterprise companies really want from their computers? Twenty years ago, those capabilities might've been bundled into a …
Dec. 18, 2017 a16z Podcast: Of Governors and Mayors, and Tech Policy
Many of the big tech policy issues of the day play out more so at the state and local level, …
Dec. 14, 2017 a16z Podcast: Taking the Pulse on Bio
This conversation between the members of a16z's bio team -- including general partners Jorge Conde and Vijay Pande; Malinka Walaliyadde; …
Dec. 13, 2017 a16z Podcast: Scaling Healthcare
No matter how grand a vision for a particular industry, disruption in practice is hard. This is especially true in …
Dec. 10, 2017 a16z Podcast: Market Shifts
NASDAQ CEO Adena Friedman runs one of the world's largest financial services companies, including the NASDAQ stock exchange that's home …
Dec. 5, 2017 a16z Podcast: On Data and Data Scientists in the Age of AI
Data, data, everywhere, nor any drop to drink. Or so would say Coleridge, if he were a big company CEO …
Dec. 1, 2017 a16z Podcast: AI, from 'Toy' Problems to Practical Application
When you have “a really hot, frothy space” like AI, even the most basic questions — like what is it …
Nov. 18, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Rise of the CCO
There's a new C-level role in town: the CCO, or Chief Customer Officer. This episode (based on a previous event) …
Nov. 10, 2017 a16z Podcast: How Founders Hire a VP of Product
Hiring a VP of Product -- especially as the founder of the company -- can almost feel like handing over …
Nov. 3, 2017 a16z Podcast: Putting AI in Medicine, in Practice
with Brandon Ballinger (@bballinger), Mintu Turakhia (@leftbundle), Vijay Pande (@vijaypande), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) There’s been a lot of talk …
Oct. 30, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Why Behind the Weird
Author and professor at George Mason University, Peter Leeson describes himself as not just an economist but as a "collector …
Oct. 22, 2017 a16z Podcast: Revenge of the Algorithms (Over Data)... Go! No?
with Frank Chen, Steven Sinofsky, and Sonal Chokshi There are many reasons why we’re in an “A.I. spring” after multiple …
Oct. 13, 2017 a16z Podcast: Platforming the Future
with Tim O'Reilly and Benedict Evans In this hallway-style podcast conversation, O'Reilly Media founder Tim O'Reilly and a16z partner Benedict …
Oct. 12, 2017 a16z Podcast: A New Lab Rises
with Ion Stoica, Peter Levine, and Sonal Chokshi We’ve already talked quite a bit about the Algorithms, Machines, and People …
Oct. 5, 2017 a16z Podcast: Mindsets for Engineering Biology
Head of the largest bioengineering lab in the world, former chairman of the FDA and one of the few recipients …
Sept. 28, 2017 a16z Podcast: Why Crypto Tokens Matter
with Chris Dixon and Fred Ehrsam We’ve already talked about why bitcoin matters. But as the set of cryptocurrencies — …
Sept. 25, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Case Study of Lyft and Local Governments
with David Mack, Joseph Okpaku, and Matt Spence How should startups engage with policymakers, build their own government relations (GR) …
Sept. 16, 2017 a16z Podcast: Exploding the Map
with Wei Luo, David Rumsey (@davidrumseymaps), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) In this episode, Wei Luo, founding COO of DeepMap -- …
Sept. 14, 2017 a16z Podcast: Getting Applications Into People's Hands
with Juan Benet and Chris Dixon The story of how innovation happens is a long one — from government funding …
Sept. 13, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Asshole Survival Guide
with Michael Dearing (@mcgd), Bob Sutton (@work_matters), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) Bob Sutton's book The No Asshole Rule was all …
Sept. 9, 2017 a16z Podcast: Adjusting to Trade... and Innovation
with Russ Roberts, Noah Smith, and Sonal Chokshi Beyond the overly simplistic framing of trade as “good” or “bad” — …
Sept. 5, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Macro and Micro of Parenting
We tend to talk about tech and parenting through devices and artifacts -- screen time, to code or not to …
Sept. 1, 2017 a16z Podcast: Competing Against Luck
with Clayton Christensen, Marc Andreessen, and Steven Levy In business, mistakes of omission may be just as bad as (if …
Aug. 30, 2017 a16z Podcast: Engineering Intent
"Young hungry and scrappy" is how Hamilton described his country, and it's how many -- including the guests on this …
Aug. 25, 2017 a16z Podcast: A Society Under Construction - Modernizing Infrastructure
What is "infrastructure" actually? In the 19th and 20th century, that usually meant the transportation systems supporting roadways, airports, trains... …
Aug. 24, 2017 a16z Podcast: Cash, Growth, and CEO ❤️ CFO
with Ben Horowitz, Scott Kupor, and Caroline Moon “The only unforgivable sin in business is to run out of cash” …
Aug. 15, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Taxonomy of Collective Knowledge
What do disease diagnostics, language learning, and image recognition have in common? All depend on the organization of collective intelligence: …
Aug. 11, 2017 a16z Podcast: Centers of Power, War, and History
with Graham Allison and Matthew Colford "When a rising power threatens to displace a ruling power, shit happens." It's true …
Aug. 7, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Strategies and Tactics of Big
What happens when companies grow exponentially in a short amount of time -- to their organization, their product planning, their …
Aug. 3, 2017 a16z Podcast: Independents on the Board
with Anne Mitchell, Lars Dalgaard, and Scott Kupor "Orthogonal thinking" but "shared core values" -- that's what makes an ideal …
Aug. 2, 2017 a16z Podcast: From Mind at Play to Making the Information Age
with Jimmy Soni, Rob Goodman, and Steven Sinofsky Modern technology owes much to the introduction of the binary digit or …
July 24, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Curious Case of the OpenTable IPO
There are the things that you carefully plan when it comes to an IPO -- the who (the bankers, the …
July 18, 2017 a16z Podcast: Making a (Really) Wild Geo-Engineering Idea Real
Here’s what we know: There’s a pair (father and son) of Russian scientists trying to resurrect (or rather, "rewild") an …
July 14, 2017 a16z Podcast: Addiction vs Popularity in the Age of Virality
In the age of virality, what does it actually mean to be popular? When does popularity -- or good product …
July 10, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Golden Era of Productivity, Retail, and Supply Chains
This episode of the a16z Podcast takes us on a quick tour through the themes of economics/historian/journalist Marc Levinson's books …
June 30, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Cloud Atlas to Real Quantum Computing
A funny thing happened on the way to quantum computing: Unlike other major shifts in classic computing before it, it …
June 28, 2017 a16z Podcast: Companies, Networks, Crowds
Is a network -- whether a crowd or blockchain-based entity -- going to replace the firm anytime soon? Not yet, …
June 24, 2017 a16z Podcast: Lobbying Tech
What is lobbying, really? Is it “white", "heavy-set" men "playing golf" and making arrangements in "smoke-filled back rooms”? It's not …
June 18, 2017 a16z Podcast: Cybersecurity in the Boardroom vs. the Situation Room
"We're always fighting the last war" -- that's a phrase historians like to use because policymakers and others tend to …
June 16, 2017 a16z Podcast: Changing the Conversation about Cybersecurity
When individuals gain the abilities that only nation states once had, how do we put cyber threats in perspective for …
June 15, 2017 a16z Podcast: Taking the ‘Cyber’ Out of Cybersecurity
Nearly every cybersecurity discussion/presentation follows this formula: We don’t know what we’re doing; the bad guys are getting smarter; our …
June 9, 2017 a16z Podcast: Taking the Measure of Tech in Policy -- with Kamala Harris
"Slow down, cowboys" -- that's what Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) said when prosecutors in her office wanted to bring a …
June 7, 2017 a16z Podcast: Modernizing Government Services, From Food Stamps to Foster Care
When people think of modernizing government, they tend to think of new IT, of improved procurement, of new infrastructure ... …
June 4, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Law (and Tech) of Warfare
Rules, guidelines, regulations, and “laws” are all sometimes used interchangeably — but what’s legal and what isn’t is far more …
May 29, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Living Museum
Every industry (for-profit, non-profit, government, private-sector) has been touched by tech, with most trying to lead the charge in order …
May 26, 2017 a16z Podcast: Giving and Getting Feedback -- for Bosses and Employees
There's feedback and there's guidance; there's praise and there's criticism. All of it is important to do better work, but …
May 22, 2017 a16z Podcast: What Technology Wants, Needs, Does
Turnabout is fair play: That's true in politics, and it's true at Andreessen Horowitz given our internal (and very opinionated!) …
May 21, 2017 a16z Podcast: Tech Policy and the Courts
Discussions and headlines around tech policy tend to be dominated by what the President and the White House (aka the …
May 20, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Blockchain, in Congress
There’s an interesting paradox when it comes to the U.S. government and tech: Either they’re an inventor, early adopter, and …
May 17, 2017 a16z Podcast: For Your Ears Only
When it comes to spycraft — or rather, “tradecraft,” as they say in the biz — what do the movies …
May 15, 2017 a16z Podcast: From Jobs to Flying Cars
In this lively conversation -- from our recent annual tech and policy summit in Washington, D.C. -- Axios' Dan Primack …
May 13, 2017 a16z Podcast: Quantum Computing, Now and Next
Moore's Law -- putting more and more transistors on a chip -- accelerated the computing industry by so many orders …
May 10, 2017 a16z Podcast: Boards, from Both Sides of the Table
A board veteran who has sat on both sides of the table, CEO of PagerDuty Jennifer Tejada shares what you …
May 9, 2017 a16z Podcast: On Wearables, Quantified Self, and Biohacking
It’s the end of the beginning — not the beginning of the end — for wearables, argue the guests in …
April 28, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Rise of the Digital 'Pill'
The first thing that comes to mind when treating health problems is the need to take a pill (or other …
April 25, 2017 a16z Podcast: QR. AR. VR.
In this hallway-style episode of the podcast, a16z partners Connie Chan and Kyle Russell discuss recent announcements at Facebook's annual …
April 17, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Science Of Extending Life
Is it real or science fiction to dream of being able to treat… getting old? In this episode, we discuss …
April 13, 2017 a16z Podcast: Crisis Communications
A crisis is an opportunity to change one's culture, to model scenarios and set up a crisis plan/process, to become …
April 10, 2017 a16z Podcast: Monetizing Open Source (Or, All Enterprise Software)
Here’s what we know about open source: Developers are the new buyers. Community matters. And there will never be another …
April 8, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Changing Culture of Open Source
The culture of open source has changed across generations, from previous ones that had to fight for the brave new …
April 3, 2017 a16z Podcast: Cryptocurrencies, App Coins, and Investing in Protocols
Most of us have probably heard of bitcoin and ethereum -- but did you know there were 15 new cryptocurrencies …
March 24, 2017 a16z Podcast: Eyes in the Sky
In this episode of the a16z Podcast recorded at our inaugural Summit, Jonathan Downey, CEO of Airware, Grant Jordan, CEO …
March 21, 2017 a16z Podcast: From Hidden Figure to Sonic BOOM
An aerospace engineer who worked for NASA for over 40 years, Dr. Christine Darden is one of the mathematicians that …
March 20, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Storage Renaissance
As we enter a new era of distributed computing -- and of big data, in the form of machine and …
March 17, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Product Edge in Machine Learning Startups
A lot of machine learning startups initially feel a bit of “impostor syndrome” around competing with big companies, because (the …
March 13, 2017 a16z Podcast: Build Your Personal Brand
Your brand, says head of a16z marketing and Outcast Agency co-founder Margit Wennmachers, is what people say about you when …
March 10, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Business of Healthcare
Starbucks supposedly spends more on healthcare than it does on coffee beans. And 20 years ago, says Rajeev Singh, CEO …
March 6, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Genetics Of Drug Delivery
In this episode of the a16z Podcast introduced by Vijay Pande (based on a presentation at our summit event), Russ …
March 1, 2017 a16z Podcast: Technology, Mobility, and the American Dream
The irony of our systems working so well -- technological, corporate, and yes, even political -- is that we've become …
Feb. 27, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Future of... You
Humans have always wanted to enhance themselves -- from getting nutrition just-right to optimizing their performance, whether in sports or …
Feb. 26, 2017 a16z Podcast: Tech and Entertainment in the 'Era of Mass Customization'
Imagine, for a moment, an alternative universe: One where Netflix got disrupted by some other streaming-content company that made its …
Feb. 23, 2017 a16z Podcast: Brains, Bodies, Minds ... and Techno-Religions
Evolution and technology have allowed our human species to manipulate the physical environment around us -- reshaping fields into cities, …
Feb. 21, 2017 a16z Podcast: When Will Genomics Live Up to the Hype?
It's been nearly 15 years since the Human Genome Project was completed. But "are we there yet" in the golden …
Feb. 19, 2017 a16z Podcast: Startups, Pivots, Culture, and Timing (Oh Shit!)
The hardest thing about pivots (major shifts in company/product direction) isn't just the actual pivot. It's the courage to make …
Feb. 14, 2017 a16z Podcast: Securing Infrastructure and Enterprise Services
The modern enterprise holds all sorts of applications, devices, and workflow needs. How should we be thinking about securing infrastructure …
Feb. 8, 2017 a16z Podcast: Cars and Cities, the Autonomy Edition
Thanks to freeways, cities became something to get through instead of something to get to. Now, as the next transportation …
Feb. 1, 2017 a16z Podcast: What Startups Should Know about Analyst Relations
In the age of the internet -- where information is freely available online, and connections between sellers and buyers of …
Jan. 27, 2017 a16z Podcast: Building Worlds with VR, Art, and Narrative
Once upon a time, Robert Stromberg got a phone call from "Jim" Cameron (aka James Francis Cameron of Terminator and …
Jan. 26, 2017 a16z Podcast: The Why, How, and When of PR
"Punch above your weight" -- If there's one thing public relations (PR) should help startups and founders do, it's that. …
Jan. 23, 2017 a16z Podcast: VR, AR, and Beyond: The New Medium of Human Experience
The building blocks for VR and AR are finally here -- but the content is just beginning. So everything you'll …
Jan. 20, 2017 a16z Podcast: Of Policy, Capital, and the Startup Ecosystem
How to think about business policy and top-of-mind issues for the tech industry, given a new president? From what agencies …
Jan. 20, 2017 a16z Podcast: Of Presidents, Policies, and Tech
How to think about tech policy and top-of-mind issues for the tech industry, given a new president? From what agencies …
Jan. 17, 2017 a16z Podcast: Culture and/of Design
"Mobile-first" (and now too AI-first) has been a mantra of sorts in design, but what does that mean at a …
Jan. 13, 2017 a16z Podcast: Real Estate -- Ownership, Asset, Economy
The largest asset class in the United States is owner-occupied real estate, yet options for homeowners accessing this are very …
Jan. 11, 2017 a16z Podcast: Machine Intelligence, from University to Industry
From the significance of Google DeepMind's AlphaGo wins to recent advances in "expert-level artificial intelligence" in playing an imperfect/ asymmetric …
Jan. 1, 2017 a16z Podcast: New Year, New Horizons -- Pluto!
What (on earth) does it take to get a signal to Pluto? Stanford senior scientist and astronomer Ivan Linscott, part …
Dec. 31, 2016 a16z Podcast: The Movement of Money
As companies expand out from the internet into the rest of the economy — the proverbial bits to atoms — …
Dec. 27, 2016 a16z Podcast: The Realities of Aging / When Healthcare Is Local
As people live longer, aging is more top of mind than ever. This is especially true for the "sandwich generation" …
Dec. 15, 2016 a16z Podcast: Mobility and the Global Refugee Crisis
"We throw around words like 'crisis' very easily, but this is a global crisis, and it is of historic proportions," …
Dec. 14, 2016 a16z Podcast: Produce or Perish! (What We Eat)
Nature is the ultimate complex system, of course — but with today’s technology, it’s now provided us with an “incredible …
Dec. 11, 2016 a16z Podcast: The Internet Is Your Movement
Clearly disruption plays out not just in business but also in politics. Whether it was the Scottish national party, recent …
Dec. 5, 2016 a16z Podcast: Health Data -- A Feedback Loop for Humanity
"We live in a world where we use millions of variables to predict which ad you're going to click on. …
Nov. 29, 2016 a16z Podcast: Knowledge Builds Technology and Technology Builds Knowledge -- with Joel Mokyr
The Industrial Revolution (and period between 1500-1700) was an unprecedented age of technology and economic progress — not unlike today’s, …
Nov. 25, 2016 a16z Podcast: Drones for Delivery in Healthcare
“If we have instant delivery for our burgers,” says Zipline CEO and co-founder Keller Rinaudo, “we should have it for …
Nov. 23, 2016 a16z Podcast: Old Food, New Tech -- 'Clean Meat'
You’ve heard the numbers or some statistic like this: By the year 2050, we’ll need to feed 9.7 billion humans …
Nov. 11, 2016 a16z Podcast: The Business of Creativity -- Pixar CFO, IPO, and Beyond!
You've heard a version of this story before: Steve Jobs calls some executive out of the blue to come work …
Nov. 9, 2016 a16z Podcast: What's Next for Technology and National Security?
We live in very interesting times, to say the least -- whether it's a shift in how technology is built …
Nov. 2, 2016 a16z Podcast: Messages and Movements in Politics AND Business
In business, as in politics, "the movement is the message" -- whether that "movement" is a product that's taking off …
Oct. 29, 2016 a16z Podcast: So Where Are We on the 'S-curve' for PC Devices?
There have been a number of new device announcements this past month -- from Google’s new Pixel phone (the first …
Oct. 19, 2016 a16z Podcast: On the Genomics of Disease, From Science to Business
Once we sequenced the human genome, we'd know the cause of -- and therefore be able to help cure -- …
Oct. 12, 2016 a16z Podcast: Stickers! Filters! Memes! Livestreams!
From glittery reaction gifs modded by grandparents to rage faces on Reddit, stickers (gifs and other layered images) and emotive …
Oct. 10, 2016 a16z Podcast: Truce for Mobile, Battle for VR
The most recent Oculus Connect event (the third and largest yet) has been lauded as bringing us closer than ever …
Oct. 1, 2016 a16z Podcast: Mastering the Game (with David Oyelowo)
This special episode of the a16z Podcast is based on a Q&A; from an early screening we hosted of Disney's …
Sept. 30, 2016 a16z Podcast: From Data Warehouses to Data Lakes
From the silver age of on-prem software companies like SAP and Siebel Systems to the golden age of enterprise software-as-a-service, …
Sept. 17, 2016 a16z Podcast: Welcome to the New Era of Commerce
Just as "social networking" is a bland term that doesn't really capture the layers of what happens underneath (and on …
Sept. 13, 2016 a16z Podcast: Apple and the Case of Invisible But Audible Innovation
"Apple isn't just a tech company; it's a tastemaker." Remember the iconic ads of dancing silhouettes in black, with only …
Sept. 6, 2016 a16z Podcast: Sleep!
Sleep, productivity, and creatively are intimately linked, for better and for worse. And "we are living under a collective delusion …