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a16z Podcast

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Working, Making, Creating in Public… and Private
Aug 1 • 47 min
with @nayafia @smc90 Communities are everything, but the word “members” is faceless. What if there’s a better, more modern way to understand, support, and design for communities of all kinds — whether open source, passion economy, or other groups coming…
GPT-3: What’s Hype, What’s Real on the Latest in AI
Jul 30 • 33 min
with @smc90 @withfries2 Given all the recent buzz around the language model GPT-3 — what is “it”, how does it work, where does it fit into the arc of broader tech trends — what’s hype, what’s real here? Are we really getting closer to artificial general…
Taking the Pulse on Medical Device Security
Jul 22 • 23 min
with @AndreaCoravos, @beauwoods, and @omnivorousread Many don’t realize we even need to think about the possibility of security hacks when it comes to things like pacemakers, insulin pumps, and more. But when bits and bytes meet flesh and blood, security…
Journal Club: A New Path to Antibiotic Resistance
Jul 19 • 17 min
With Nathalie Balaban and @lr_bio Antibiotic resistance is an urgent problem, but many aspects of how bacteria acquire this ability to evade the drugs designed to target them are still mysterious. On this episode of the a16z bio Journal Club, Lauren…
Cybercrime, Incorporated
Jul 18 • 36 min
with Joel de la Garza, Jonathan Lusthaus, and @omnivorousread Cybercrime is unfortunately as evergreen a topic as the problem itself—which is why we’re re-running this popular security episode all about the criminal industry of cybercrime from 2019. The…
How Transparent Pricing Drives Healthcare Change
Jul 15 • 29 min
with @MartyMakary and @julesyoo Dr. Marty Makary—surgical oncologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and health policy and innovation expert—has long been a passionate advocate for transparent pricing in the healthcare system. We don’t…
Preserving Digital History: How to Close the Web’s ‘Memory Hole’
Jul 13 • 47 min
More than 98% of the information on the web is lost within 20 years, and huge gaps exist in our digital and cultural history. Zoran Basich and Alex Pruden of a16z talk to Brewster Kahle and Sam Williams, who are using different approaches to attack this…
Alex Honnold on Human Performance (part 2) – Climbing and Entrepreneurship
Jul 11 • 18 min
In part 2 of our series on human performance, rock climber Alex Honnold talks about the risk, fear, and preparation around his free solo of El Cap… and the parallels it has with entrepreneurship.
Alex Honnold on Human Performance (part 1) – Where’s the Limit?
Jul 11 • 23 min
Is there a limit to what humans can do? And if so, how do you know when you’ve reached it? Welcome to part one of a two-part series on human performance with professional rock climber Alex Honnold.
Why We Shouldn’t Fear AI in Healthcare
Jul 7 • 6 min
@vijaypande reads out loud on why we shouldn’t fear AI in healthcare/ medicine
When One App Rules Them All: The Case of WeChat and Mobile in China
Jul 7 • 20 min
@conniechan reads out loud on the case of WeChat and mobile in China
Every Company Is a Fintech Company
Jul 7 • 15 min
@astrange reads out loud on why every company is (or will be) a fintech company
Read-Alouds, Continued
Jul 7 • 0 min
continuing our series of a16z posts, read out loud by their authors here
Journal Club: Revisiting Eroom’s Law
Jul 5 • 9 min
With @jorgecondebio @vijaypande and @lr_bio On this special holiday weekend edition of the a16z bio Journal Club we discuss a recent opinion article suggesting the end of Eroom’s Law—the decades long trend in biopharma R&D towards higher and higher costs…
Preventing Pandemics with Genomic Epidemiology
Jun 30 • 34 min
With @trvrb @heyjudka and @lr_bio We speak with Trevor Bedford, Associate Professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, about a wide-range of topics, including changes in scientific communication and publishing spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic,…
Journal Club: Therapeutic Video Game on Trial
Jun 28 • 17 min
with @justin_larkinMD and @lr_bio The FDA recently approved the first prescription video game. The a16z bio Journal Club covers one of the key clinical trials that supported this FDA decision and discusses the evidence showing that this game can have a…
Gross Margins, Early to Late: What They Do (and Don’t) Tell You
Jun 26 • 36 min
Gross margins are one of the most important financial metrics for any startup, but figuring out what does and doesn’t go into them as a company grows is not as simple as it sounds. In this episode, we discuss why and when margins matter, and how they…
Building Products for Power Users
Jun 23 • 23 min
Superhuman Founder Rahul Vohra and a16z General Partner David Ulevitch discuss how to build a product that can turn any user into a power user.
Journal Club: Building a Better Chloroplast
Jun 21 • 20 min
with @heyjudka and @lr_bio a16z bio Journal Club covers recent research building artificial chloroplasts to improve the processes of photosynthesis and carbon fixation, and how these artificial chloroplasts could one day be used to improve crop growth and…
Real Estate in a Pandemic: Renters and Landlords (Part 2)
Jun 17 • 31 min
This episode is the second in a two-part series that examines the pandemic’s impact on real estate. This episode, Part 2, focuses on the fallout for renters and landlords.
Real Estate in a Pandemic: Homeowners and Buyers (Part 1)
Jun 16 • 24 min
This episode is the first in a two-part series that examines the pandemic’s impact on real estate. Part 1 focuses on prospective home buyers, sellers, and existing homeowners. Part 2 (streaming on 6/17) addresses renters and landlords. How has social…
World’s Largest Supercomputer v. Biology’s Toughest Problems
Jun 14 • 32 min
with @vijaypande, @drGregBowman, @lr_bio This episode celebrates the 20th anniversary of Folding at Home, the distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics. Folding at Home is run on millions of devices, is the world’s largest…
The Return of Home-based Healthcare
Jun 12 • 26 min
with @sacjai, @vjkedar, @julesyoo, @omnivorousread The way we deliver healthcare has changed enormously over the last century, shifting from house calls by doctors to your own to institutionalized settings like hospitals and clinics. But now that trend…
The Future of Primary Care
Jun 11 • 30 min
with @DrIvorHorn, @jeffkaditz, @julesyoo, @omnivorousread Primary care was meant to be the front door to the healthcare system, but in some ways never set up for success to begin with. We need a new operating system for primary care—one with a different,…
All about Section 230: What It Does and Doesn’t Say
Jun 9 • 40 min
with @mmasnick and @smc90 What does (and doesn’t) this section of the Communications Decency Act really say; common myths and misconceptions; and much more on this recent episode of our show 16 Minutes, where we cover headlines and tech trends — offering…
What We Can’t Reveal We Can’t Heal
Jun 4 • 61 min
with terrybrown @shakasenghor @bhorowitz Given recent events around George Floyd and far beyond, this special episode of the a16z Podcast features Shaka Senghor, a leading advocate for criminal justice reform, and Terry Brown, a former police officer in…
SaaS Go-to-Upmarket
May 29 • 21 min
It’s easier to move upmarket than down. We look at why this gives SaaS startups the advantage against incumbents and how to price for the move.
New Fan Engagement Models for Athletes and Influencers
May 26 • 19 min
Today’s episode is about a practical application of crypto — namely, the way it can “tokenize” fandom. More broadly, it’s about fan engagement, and the increasingly blurred lines between sports, culture and tech. We talked to NBA player Spencer Dinwiddie,…
Don’t Call it a Brain in a Dish!
May 24 • 43 min
with @PascaStanford, @VijayPande, and @omnivorousread Our understanding of the human brain and its disorders has always been limited by our lack of access to living, human, developing brain tissue. For the first time, that’s changing. In this episode,…
Pandemics: Early Detection, Networks, Spreaders
May 23 • 34 min
with @nachristakis @jorgecondebio Going from rapid warning to early detection through social network sensors can make all the difference when it comes to contagion/ the spread of disease and pandemics. Can we get public health bio surveillance without…
Podcasting and the Future of Audio
May 20 • 66 min
with @nwquah @conniechan and @smc90 This (rerun) podcast is a podcast about podcasting: But it’s really all about audio…
Growth in Turbulent Times
May 15 • 36 min
In normal times, every company operates against some hypothetical growth model—a data-driven framework that describes how your product grows and how you acquire new users. These, of course, are not normal times. In the fallout from the pandemic, most…
Journal Club: Using CRISPR to Prevent Coronavirus and Influenza Infection
May 14 • 17 min
with @vijaypande, @andy23tran, and @lr_bio a16z Journal Club covers a new approach for preventing coronavirus and influenza infection using the genome editing platform CRISPR-Cas.
What’s Next in Gaming
May 7 • 20 min
John Riccitiello, CEO of the game software development company Unity Technologies, discusses the rise of esports and streaming, the potential of cloud gaming, and far-reaching applications for game technology.
Undruggable Drugs
May 6 • 28 min
with @jaybrander, @JorgeCondeBio, @vijaypande, @omnivorousread A deep dive into the world of drug development—specifically “undruggable drugs”: a category of protein, protein family or even piece of RNA that’s so difficult to target that many researchers…
The Next Generation of Cultural Influencers in Tech
May 1 • 13 min
This episode—which originally took place as a live event—is a conversation between Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner and a16z Cultural Leadership Fund partner Chris Lyons.
The Chief Security Officer in (and out of) a Crisis
Apr 29 • 20 min
As the responsibility of CSOs has expanded, the role has moved from technical IT to the boardroom. How do the best CSOs prepare for and respond to a crisis, from redteaming to comms? What responsibility should cloud & SaaS vendors, not to mention the…
Journal Club: Finding New Antibiotics with Machine Learning, What Coronavirus Structures Tell Us
Apr 26 • 24 min
with @vijaypande @andy23tran @heyjudka @lr_bio a16z Journal Club covers recent advances from the scientific literature; this inaugural episode for bio covers 2 two different topics: (1) identifying new antibiotics through a novel machine-learning based…
Introducing Journal Club
Apr 26 • 1 min
Announcing a16z Journal Club, a new show where we curate and discuss recent research papers with a16z experts and others. The first episode is of bio journal club, which focuses on why specific scientific advances matter from our perspective at the…
What the Narrow Waist of the Internet Means for Innovation Today
Apr 24 • 40 min
Today’s episode is one of our intimate hallway-style conversations — or as intimate as remote work allows anyway. It’s all about the history and future of protocol development. a16z crypto partner Ali Yahya, formerly Distributed Systems & Machine Learning…
IT’S TIME TO BUILD
Apr 21 • 12 min
@pmarca reads out loud IT’S TIME TO BUILD
Introducing Read Alouds
Apr 21 • 0 min
an announcement about a new, occasional series of posts from us, read out loud here
The Passion Economy: Redefining Work
Apr 17 • 26 min
with @ljin18 @samyamiam @laurenmurrow The Passion Economy — where online platforms enable people to make a living off their unique interests and skills — is a trend that’s become increasingly relevant as the demand for virtual work grows.
When Bad Policy = Bad Business Models = Bad Public Health
Apr 16 • 23 min
a16z General Partners Jorge Conde and Julie Yoo talk with Hanne Tidnam about some of those big forces and dynamics in the healthcare system, at the intersection of business, policy, and public health: how in healthcare like perhaps nowhere else, broken…
Moving to Remote Development (and Work)
Apr 15 • 21 min
Will remote work be our new reality, even after the pandemic passes? And if so, what are the current technologIes and practices that support organizational communication and alignment for distributed teams, development and otherwise?
Virtual Oncology
Apr 10 • 36 min
Dr. Bobby Green, MD (Community Oncologist and Chief Medical Officer, Flatiron Health) and Dr. Sumit Shah (Oncologist and Head of Digital Health, Stanford Cancer Center) join a16z’s Vineeta Agarwala (physician and general partner) and Hanne Tidnam to talk…
The Story of Schizophrenia
Apr 7 • 37 min
with @bobkolker, Stefan McDonough, and @omnivorousread In this episode, we dive into the remarkable story of one American family, the Galvins: Mimi, Don, and their 12 children, 6 of whom were afflicted with schizophrenia. Robert Kolker follows the…
Navigating the Numbers
Apr 3 • 27 min
For any business, there are three core financial statements – the income or P&L statement, the balance sheet, and the cash flow statement. While these statements can show investors and the board how the business is doing, they can do more than just keep…
Gaming and Livestreaming: Connecting While Distancing
Apr 2 • 18 min
Since social distancing measures were first put in place, time spent gaming has gone up—way up. According to a recent report by Verizon, video game usage in the U.S. has risen 75 percent during peak hours. The “stay at home” movement has given way to an…
The Hustlers’s Guide to Suing the Man
Apr 1 • 28 min
A robot lawyer that helps people automatically fight bureaucracy to get money back, find hidden money, or sue others/ go to small claims court. Also now helps people delay utility bills and rent payments that are eligible for an extension or waiver of…
The Hustler’s Guide to Elder Care
Mar 31 • 36 min
A home care company and network of home care agencies that cares for elders and also puts caregivers at the center. with @sethjs @bhorowitz @shakasenghor
The Hustler’s Guide to Nursing Jobs
Mar 30 • 37 min
A hiring platform for nurses in the U.S. used by hospitals and health systems that helps hospitals find nurses faster, offers free continuing education to nurses everywhere, and puts nurses at the center. with @imanabuzeid @bhorowitz @shakasenghor
Hustlin’ Tech, Round Two
Mar 30 • 1 min
This is the next cycle of Hustlin’ Tech, a podcast series about technology platforms that create opportunities for people. Recorded right before the coronavirus pandemic, these next 3 episodes touch on many things that are top of mind right now: from the…
Security When the Workforce Goes Remote
Mar 27 • 21 min
We are in the midst of a rapid and unprecedented shift to remote work, what does this mean for security? How prepared are organizations? And what should each of us do to stay secure?
The Delivery-Optimized Future of Food
Mar 25 • 18 min
The spike in online ordering and food delivery—a trend that’s particularly relevant now—is evidence of how tech is fundamentally changing how and what we eat. In this conversation between Virtual Kitchen Co. CEO Ken Chong, Snackpass CEO Kevin Tan, a16z…
Remote Work and Our New Reality
Mar 23 • 19 min
We discuss the rise of remote work amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, and the platforms powering our newly homebound workforce (and student body) including creative use cases for video conferencing and streaming.
When Medicine Goes Virtual
Mar 18 • 28 min
with @vijaypande, @julesyoo, and @hannetidnam Aall about what exactly virtual care and “telemedicine” is… and what it isn’t; what it works well for, what doesn’t (yet), and where there’s potential; and finally, the current pain points (including…
Labs for Diagnostics: Then, Now, and Next
Mar 17 • 35 min
with Dave King, @JorgeCondeBio, and @omnivorousread In this episode with Dave King, Executive Chairman of Lab Corp (one of the largest clinical lab networks in the world) and a16z’s General Partner Jorge Conde and Hanne Tidnam, we cover the evolution of…
How a16z’s Crypto Startup School Went Remote
Mar 14 • 13 min
with @kimbatronic @jesswldn @zoranbasich We open up and share an internal, hallway style (though all remote) conversation about how a16z Crypto Startup School suddenly had to go remote, given community spread of the novel coronavirus. How are we learning…
Drowning in Debt, Eager to Share: When Fintech Meets Social
Mar 12 • 23 min
with @illscience @DCoolican & @laurenmurrow While revealing one’s financial info was once considered taboo, now people are more apt than ever to openly discuss money and debt on online platforms (#debtfreejourney). In this episode, we discuss why the…
Innovation Through Software Development and IT
Mar 6 • 45 min
with @nicolefv @jezhumble @smc90 One of the recurring themes we talk about a lot is how software changes organizations, and vice versa. But we’ve come a long way from the question of “does IT matter” to answering the question of what org structures,…
The Open Source CIO
Feb 28 • 20 min
Red Hat CIO Mike Kelly and a16z General Partner Peter Levine discuss the latest trends in open source SaaS and what CIOs today need to be considering, from enterprise architecture models to M&A.
Novel Coronavirus Updates: How Healthcare System, Tests Work; More
Feb 27 • 21 min
This is last week’s episode of 16 Minutes on the news from a16z, which we are cross-posting here now — with most recent updates added in the intro — given that the topic of *health system preparedness* and community spread is top of mind for many right…
Metrics and Mindsets for Retention & Engagement
Feb 19 • 33 min
with @andrewchen @jeff_jordan @smc90 What happens as marketplaces and other platforms evolve over time, and different kinds of users also join over time? After user acquisition, it’s all about user retention and engagement. So what are the key metrics?
Tough Love, Global Diplomacy, and Lessons on Leadership
Feb 14 • 50 min
Susan Rice is interviewed by a16z General Partner Kathryn Haun. Rice, the former National Security Advisor and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., learned early in life the importance of toughness in the face of adversity. In this discussion, she shares many…
Building the First CAR T Company
Feb 7 • 28 min
CAR T therapy, the groundbreaking new medicines that uses engineered T-cells to attack cancer, has been so effective in childhood leukemias that we believe it may actually be a potential cure. But this isn’t just one new medicine, it’s an entirely new…
Rebel Talent
Feb 3 • 33 min
with @francescagino and @omnivorousread In this episode of the a16z Podcast, Harvard Business School Professor Francesca Gino, a social scientist who studies organizations, breaks down what makes rebels different in how they tend to see and do…
All about the Coronavirus
Jan 29 • 19 min
with @heyjudka @smc90 This episode of 16 Minutes on the news from a16z (cross-posted here as well) covers what we know and what we don’t know about the recent coronavirus outbreak 2019-nCoV. Topics covered include the what, when, how — and where genomics…
The Truth about 1000 True Fans + Pricing Our Attention
Jan 27 • 15 min
The idea of “1000 true fans” argued that to be a successful creator, you don’t need millions of customers or clients, as long as you also have a direct relationship with those fans. But how is media changing today as a result, and what nuances do people…
Writers Writing, Readers Reading, Creators Creating
Jan 26 • 40 min
with @cjgbest @robertcottrell @andrewchen @smc90 A new ecosystem is forming around the direct relationship between consumers, content creators, and the tools and business models to facilitate all that. We’re not just seeing this phenomenon in newsletters…
What’s Next for the Internet?
Jan 19 • 41 min
Chris Dixon, a16z General Partner, is interviewed by Jonah Peretti, founder and CEO of Buzzfeed. They discuss all things internet, including how innovation comes about, the ways disparate trends collide, and more.
Controlling AI
Jan 16 • 26 min
AI can do a lot of specific tasks as well as, or even better than, humans can — for example, it can more accurately classify images, more efficiently process mail, and more logically manipulate a Go board. While we have made a lot of advances in…
Food, Drugs, and Tech—100 Years of Public Health
Jan 14 • 44 min
The federal agency known as the FDA, or the Food and Drug Administration, was born over 100 years ago—at the turn of the industrial revolution, in a time of enormous upheaval and change, and rapidly emerging technology. The same could be said to be just…
On Pharma Trends and Big Company Innovation
Jan 11 • 59 min
with @vasnarasimhan @jorgecondebio @vijaypande @smc90 How does the world’s largest producer of medicines in terms of volume balance the science and the business of innovation, from R&D to go to market to talent and more?
Personal Genomics: Where Are We, Really?
Jan 6 • 19 min
with @jorgecondebio and @smc90 A look-back and look-forward on the topic of personal genomics, given recent and past retrospective and prospective pieces in the media on the topics of DNA sequencing, personalized medicine, criminal investigations, genetic…
Why We Should Be Optimistic About the Future
Jan 2 • 44 min
Kevin Kelly interviews Marc Andreessen at our most recent innovation Summit; they discuss the evolution of technology, key trends, and why they’re the most optimistic people in the room.
What to Know about CFIUS
Dec 23, 2019 • 46 min
with @mikeleiter @katie_haun What does the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) and updates to the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) mean for founders taking investments from or doing joint ventures with foreign…
Are ISAs the Solution to Student Debt?
Dec 18, 2019 • 27 min
A bold proposal: You go to college for free, then pay back the school after graduation—but only if you get a job in your field of study and make a high enough salary to afford it. It’s called an income share agreement, and Austen Allred, the CEO and…
Shonda Rhimes on How to Create Stories (and Products) People Want
Dec 17, 2019 • 34 min
with @shondarhimes @pmarca The creator of hit shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and others, writer and executive producer Shonda Rhimes shares lessons she’s learned about pitching ideas, storytelling, leadership, and scaling a business across mediums.
The Journey from 0 to 1, from Mosaic to Netscape
Dec 17, 2019 • 44 min
with @pmarca and @mjr2 In this special guest hosted episode — cross-posted from the new show Starting Greatness (featuring interviews with startup builders before they were successful, hosted by Mike Maples jr) — Marc Andreessen shares some rare,…
Direct Listings, Myths and Facts
Dec 11, 2019 • 44 min
with @stacey_cunning barrymccarthy @smc90 Another route to the public markets is the direct listing, recently reinvented for tech companies (with Spotify and Slack so far). This episode of the a16z Podcast brings together two experts from the frontlines —…
The Stories and Code of Culture Change
Dec 7, 2019 • 59 min
with @bhorowitz @smc90 How do you build, set, shape, fix, change, culture? Sharing practical advice while drawing on examples of culture as code from a thousand years ago to today, as shared in his new book What You Do Is Who You Are, Horowitz shares the…
Of Container Ships, Supply Chains, and Retail
Dec 3, 2019 • 33 min
The world’s largest shopping days (Black Friday, Singles Day in China, Prime Day online, and so on) means shipping lots and lots of boxes, via big-box retailers and container ships — but that’s not the only reason we’re re-running this episode of the a16z…
Nursing Today, From the Bedside and Beyond
Nov 28, 2019 • 32 min
with @imanabuzeid @julesyoo @jeff_jordan @omnivorousread For most of us, nurses are essentially the face of the healthcare system. In this episode, we take a look at the role of that unsung hero of healthcare, the nurse, from an industry level.
How We Podcast
Nov 27, 2019 • 47 min
with @smc90 @conniechan Many believe that podcasts — authentic, intimate — are organic conversations without editing. But most of the work often happens before and after the conversation itself, in everything from the programming to the editing. In this…
Brand Building Ideas… and People
Nov 20, 2019 • 34 min
with @wennmachers @smc90 Many technical founders believe that great products and ideas sell themselves, without any extra effort or marketing. But in reality, they often need public relations (PR). The irony is, most of the work involved in PR is actually…
Come for the Games, Stay for the Party
Nov 2, 2019 • 22 min
From Fortnite to Untitled Goose Game, next-generation video games are unlike anything we’ve seen before. These are the tech trends turning gaming into a massive, culture-defining phenomenon.
AI in B2B
Oct 23, 2019 • 24 min
Consumer software may have adopted and incorporated AI ahead of enterprise software, where the data is more proprietary, and the market is a few thousand companies not hundreds of millions of smartphone users. But recently AI has found its way into B2B,…
Free Software and Open Source Business
Oct 21, 2019 • 35 min
Today, despite the critical importance of open source to software, it’s still seen by some as blasphemous to make money as an open source business. In this podcast, Armon Dadgar, Cofounder and CTO of HashiCorp; Ali Ghodsi, CEO of Databricks; and a16z…
Of Emojis and Innovation
Oct 15, 2019 • 38 min
with @fredbenenson @jenny8lee and @smc90 A whole new set of emojis are about to hit people’s phone within a month, but that’s not the only reason we’re re-running this popular (and defining!) episode of the a16z Podcast from 2015. It’s an evergreen…
The Environment, Capitalism, Technology
Oct 3, 2019 • 46 min
It used to be that the only way for humanity to grow — and progress — was through destroying the environment. But is this interplay between human growth vs. environment really a zero-sum game? Even if it were true in history, is it true today? If…
16 Minutes on the News #10: Amazon Healthcare, Oculus VR/AR, Google Quantum Supremacy?
Sep 29, 2019 • 22 min
News and trends covered this week include: * Amazon’s move into care delivery, initially for employees, what it means for incumbents and startups, the future of healthcare — with @julesyoo @jorgecondebio * Oculus Connect 6, Facebook’s annual developer…
New Business Models for Gaming, Collaboration, Creativity
Sep 28, 2019 • 42 min
The biggest shift in gaming happened with the combination of cloud, social, and mobile. As with all great tech shifts, though, it’s really the underlying business models that really create new startup opportunities. With blockchain technology and…
16 Minutes on the News #9: All the Recent Phone Hacks
Sep 22, 2019 • 19 min
News and trends covered this week include: * FBI’s latest note on social engineering of two-factor authentication * Simjacker spyware via SMS * Google Project Zero vs. Apple, and Apple’s year in security * what can we do to secure ourselves? …with…
a16z Podcast: The Biology of Pain
Sep 17, 2019 • 36 min
What is the nature of physical pain? Why do we even experience it? Is there one type, or many? Do people experience pain differently? What is happening in our brains and our bodies when we experience pain? What is the biological link between pain …
16 Minutes on the News #8: Apple Camera, Services; Wearables - Where are We
Sep 16, 2019 • 19 min
with @benedictevans @vijaypande and @smc90 This is episode #8 of our news show, 16 Minutes, where we quickly cover recent headlines of the week, the a16z way — why they’re in the news; why they matter from our vantage point in tech — and share our…
a16z Podcast: How to Pay for Healthcare Based on Health
Sep 6, 2019 • 36 min
There’s been a lot of talk about the need for our healthcare system to shift away from volume and fee-for-service, where you pay by appointment, procedure, etc, to value-based care, where you pay for both quality and outcomes—essentially, good health…
The Hustler’s Guide to the Hair Business
Sep 5, 2019 • 40 min
with @bhorowitz @shakasenghor @diishanimira @therealritabee Hustlin’ Tech is a new show (part of the a16z Podcast) that introduces the technology platforms — and mindsets — for everybody and anybody who has the desire, the talent, and the hustle t…
The Hustler’s Guide to Getting Paid
Sep 5, 2019 • 30 min
with @bhorowitz @shakasenghor ram @earnin & vaughn ferguson Hustlin’ Tech is a new show (part of the a16z Podcast) that introduces the technology platforms — and mindsets — for everybody and anybody who has the desire, the talent, and the hustle to …
The Hustler’s Guide to Preschool
Sep 5, 2019 • 37 min
with @bhorowitz @shakasenghor @8ennett & sherie james Hustlin’ Tech is a new show (part of the a16z Podcast) that introduces the technology platforms — and mindsets — for everybody and anybody who has the desire, the talent, and the hustle to do g…
Introducing Hustlin’ Tech
Sep 5, 2019 • 0 min
We’re excited to introduce a new podcast series hosted by a16z co-founder Ben Horowitz and Shaka Senghor, a leading voice in criminal justice reform and bestselling author. The series is called “Hustlin’ Tech” and so far, there are three episodes to …
a16z Podcast: Making Culture, Making Influence — Dapper Dan!
Sep 2, 2019 • 68 min
“You cannot be IN it… and not be OF it.” Dapper Dan a.k.a. Daniel Day shares his remarkable history and story of defining an era of fashion and cultural influence in this special episode of the a16z Podcast — based on his conversation in San Franc…
a16z Podcast: From the Internet’s Past to the Future of Crypto
Aug 29, 2019 • 27 min
What can we learn from the history of the internet for the future of crypto? In this episode of the a16z Podcast, general partner Katie Haun interviews a16z co-founder Marc Andreessen — and co-founder of Netscape, which helped popularize and mainstr…
a16z Podcast: What to Know about FedRAMP
Aug 27, 2019 • 34 min
with @ldhawke and @stevesi The government wants to get onto the cloud! But how do they assess the levels of risk in adopting specific cloud products, and which “cloud service providers” (aka “CSPs”) to work with? That’s where FedRAMP — the Federal…
16 Minutes on the News #7: Apple Card, BEC Scams Federal Indictment
Aug 25, 2019 • 17 min
with @illscience and @smc90 This is episode #7 of our news show, 16 Minutes, where we quickly cover recent headlines of the week, the a16z way — why they’re in the news; why they matter from our vantage point in tech — and share our experts’ views…
a16z Podcast: Software has eaten the world…and healthcare is next
Aug 15, 2019 • 46 min
Back in 2011, a16z cofounder Marc Andreessen first made the bold claim that software would eat the world. In this episode (originally recorded as part of an event at a16z), Andreesseen and a16z general partner on the bio fund Jorge Conde (@JorgeConde…
16 Minutes on the News #6: Health Claims, Corporate Breaches
Aug 12, 2019 • 17 min
with @julesyoo @smc90 This is episode #6 of our new show, 16 Minutes, where we quickly cover recent headlines of the week, the a16z way — why they’re in the news; why they matter from our vantage point in tech — and share our experts’ views on the…
16 Minutes on the News #5: Fed Real-time Payments, Death of Retail
Aug 11, 2019 • 16 min
with @astrange @jeff_jordan and @smc90 This is episode #5 of our new show, 16 Minutes, where we quickly cover recent headlines of the week, the a16z way — why they’re in the news; why they matter from our vantage point in tech — and share our expe…
16 Minutes on the News: The Opioid Crisis
Aug 4, 2019 • 18 min
with @jorgecondebio @vijaypande and @smc90 This is episode #4 of our new show, 16 Minutes, where we quickly cover recent headlines of the week, the a16z way — why they’re in the news; why they matter from our vantage point in tech — and share our …
16 Minutes on the News: Fortnite, Esports, Gaming, and Entertainment
Aug 4, 2019 • 18 min
with @andrewchen @dcoolican and @smc90 This is episode #3 of our new show, 16 Minutes, where we quickly cover recent headlines of the week, the a16z way — why they’re in the news; why they matter from our vantage point in tech — and share our expe…
16 Minutes on the News: Mobile Malware, Drug Pricing
Jul 28, 2019 • 19 min
with @martin_casado @jorgeconde @jayrughani and @smc90 This is episode #2 of our new show, 16 Minutes, where we quickly cover recent headlines of the week, the a16z way — why they’re in the news; why they matter from our vantage point in tech — an…
a16z Podcast: The Search for the Secret Metal that Powers All Our Devices
Jul 23, 2019 • 32 min
with Kurt House (@kurtzhouse), John Thompson, Connie Chan (@conniechan) and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) The exploration for and mining of certain metals has driven huge epochs of human civilization, from copper and iron to gold and diamonds. In t…
16 Minutes on the News: Neuralink & Brain Interfaces, TikTok, FaceApp, iHeartRadio
Jul 21, 2019 • 20 min
with @vijaypande @conniechan @jpm25 and @smc90 Introducing our new podcast, 16 Minutes, a short news podcast where we cover the top headlines of the week, the a16z podcast way — why are these topics in the news; what’s real, what’s hype from our va…
a16z Podcast: How To Get The Most From Your Board
Jul 19, 2019 • 21 min
In this final of a 3-part series (which originally aired as YouTube videos) on working with venture investors, a16z Managing Partner Scott Kupor shares best practices for working with your board as it grows from just you, your co-founders and first i…
a16z Podcast: How To Raise Money From A Venture Investor
Jul 18, 2019 • 33 min
So you’ve decided raising venture capital is the best fundraising strategy for your startup. Now what? In this second of a 3-part series, a16z Managing Partner Scott Kupor shares actionable fundraising advice based on his experience of seeing thousa…
a16z Podcast: How To Understand And Choose A Venture Investor
Jul 17, 2019 • 26 min
Incentives matter. So understanding the incentives of venture capitalists will help you decide if raising money from a venture investor makes sense for your business. In this first of a 3-part series, which originally aired as YouTube videos, a16z M…
a16z Podcast: Beyond Software, to Talent and Culture
Jul 4, 2019 • 38 min
with Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), and Tyler Cowen (@tylercowen) Continuing our 10-year anniversary series since the founding of Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), we’re resurfacing some of our previous episodes featuring Andr…
a16z Podcast: Beyond Zero Sum, Again
Jul 4, 2019 • 42 min
with Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), and Steven Johnson (@stevenbjohnson) Continuing our 10-year anniversary series since the founding of Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), we’re resurfacing some of our previous episodes featuri…
a16z Podcast: Beyond Software Eating the World
Jul 4, 2019 • 41 min
with Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), Scott Kupor (@skupor), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) Continuing our 10-year anniversary series since the founding of Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), we’re resurfacing some of our previous ep…
a16z Podcast: Beyond Disruption Theory
Jul 4, 2019 • 17 min
with Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), and Michael Copeland Continuing our 10-year anniversary series since the founding of Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), we’re resurfacing some of our previous episodes featuring Andreessen Ho…
a16z Podcast: Entrepreneurs, Then and Now
Jun 28, 2019 • 44 min
with Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), and Stewart Butterfield (@stewart) A lot in technology — and venture — happens in decades. New cycles of technology come and go, including some secular shifts; a new generation of founder…
a16z Podcast: Damage-free Genome Editing — Next in CRISPR
Jun 25, 2019 • 15 min
Two recent scientific journal papers show what’s possible when CRISPR moves from cutting DNA tool to a full-fledged platform — expanding its toolkit for medicine across R&D, therapeutics, and diagnostics: “Transposon-encoded CRISPR-Cas systems dire…
a16z Podcast: Stories from the Frontlines of Synthetic Fraud
Jun 25, 2019 • 34 min
Synthetic fraud—yes, it’s a thing: a new evolution of consumer fraud that’s been emerging in financial services, to the tune of $1-$2B a year. In this episode of the a16z Podcast, Naftali Harris, co-founder and CEO of Sentilink, which builds techno…
a16z Podcast: The History and Future of Machine Learning
Jun 19, 2019 • 41 min
How have we gotten to where were are with machine learning? Where are we going? a16z Operating Partner Frank Chen and Carnegie Mellon professor Tom Mitchell first stroll down memory lane, visiting the major landmarks: the symbolic approach of the 19…
a16z Podcast: The Politics of Technology
Jun 15, 2019 • 31 min
with Tony Blair (@InstituteGC), Scott Kupor (@skupor), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) If the current pace of tech change is the 21st-century equivalent of the 19th-century Industrial Revolution — with its tremendous economic growth and lifestyle change …
a16z Podcast: AI and Your Doctor, Today and Tomorrow
Jun 13, 2019 • 44 min
with Eric Topol (@EricTopol) and Vijay Pande (@vijaypande) Artificial intelligence is coming to the doctor’s office. In this episode, Dr. Eric Topol, cardiologist and chair of innovative medicine at Scripps Research, and a16z’s general partner on th…
a16z Podcast: 10+1 Lessons from Serial Entrepreneur Justin Kan
Jun 10, 2019 • 48 min
Want actionable advice from a founder who has built multiple tech companies and has invested the time to be open, introspective, and transparent about lessons learned? In this episode (which originally aired as a YouTube video), a16z General Partner…
a16z Podcast: Deep Learning for the Life Sciences
Jun 6, 2019 • 31 min
with Vijay Pande (@vijaypande) and Bharath Ramsundar Deep learning has arrived in the life sciences: every week, it seems, a new published study comes out… with code on top. In this episode, a16z General Partner Vijay Pande and Bharath Ramsundar t…
a16z Podcast: The Power of Restorative Justice
Jun 3, 2019 • 36 min
with Van Jones (@VanJones68), Shaka Senghor (@ShakaSeghnor), and Chris Lyons (@clyons) True redemption can be hard to come by in our justice system today. And yet, we need it more than ever before. In this episode (based on an event hosted by Andree…
a16z Podcast: The Economics of Expensive Medicines
May 30, 2019 • 33 min
with Andrew Lo (@AndrewWLo) and Jorge Conde (@JorgeCondeBio) The advent of new gene and cell therapies are beginning to approach that holy grail of medicine—that of a possible cure. But they are also more expensive than any medicines ever sold befor…
a16z Podcast: Collectively Driving Change
May 26, 2019 • 38 min
with Laurene Powell Jobs (@LaurenePowell) and Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz) Laurene Powell Jobs is, among many other things, founder and President of the Emerson Collective — the social impact firm she founded to drive change and reform through philant…
a16z Podcast: What Time Is It? From Technical to Product to Sales CEO
May 20, 2019 • 46 min
with David Ulevitch (@davidu) and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) Since the startup (and founder) journey doesn’t go neatly linear from technical to product to sales, tightening one knob (whether engineering or marketing or pricing & packaging) creates slack…
a16z Podcast: Five Open Problems Toward Building a Blockchain Computer
May 13, 2019 • 52 min
Do you sometimes wish you had been born in a different decade so you could have worked on the fundamental building blocks of modern computing? How fun, challenging, and fulfilling would it have been to work on semiconductors in the 1950s or Unix in t…
a16z Podcast: A Guide to Making Data-Based Decisions in Health, Parenting… and Life
May 11, 2019 • 41 min
with Emily Oster (@ProfEmilyOster) and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) Are chia seeds actually that good for you? Will Vitamin E keep you healthy? Will breastfeeding babies make them smarter? There’s maybe no other arena where understanding what the …
a16z Podcast: Innovating in Bets
May 7, 2019 • 46 min
with @annieduke, @pmarca, and @smc90 Every organization, whether small or big, early or late stage — and every individual, whether for themselves or others — makes countless decisions every day, under conditions of uncertainty. The question is, ar…
a16z Podcast: Seven Trends in Blockchain Computing
May 7, 2019 • 50 min
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 Fund General Partner Chris Dixon returns to talk with Olaf Carlson-Wee of P…
a16z Podcast: The Future Of Decision-Making—3 Startup Opportunities
Apr 29, 2019 • 29 min
As companies digitize, they change the way they make decisions: decisions are made lower in the organization, based on data, and increasingly automated. This creates opportunities for startups creating new ways to collect and analyze data to support …
a16z Podcast: So You Wanna Build a Software Company in Healthcare?
Apr 25, 2019 • 36 min
with Jorge Conde (@JorgeCondeBio), Julie Yoo (@julesyoo), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) Building a software company in healthcare is hard — and comes along with unique challenges no other entrepreneurs face. In this conversation, a16z bio gene…
a16z Podcast: Inside Apple Software Design
Apr 19, 2019 • 96 min
Join longtime Apple software engineer Ken Kocienda in conversation with a16z Deal and Research operating partner Frank Chen for an insider’s account of how Apple designed software in the golden age of Steve Jobs, spanning products like the first rele…
a16z Podcast: Fintech for Startups and Incumbents
Apr 4, 2019 • 50 min
In this episode of the a16z Podcast — which originally aired as a video on YouTube — general partner Alex Rampell (and former fintech entrepreneur as the CEO and co-founder of TrialPay) talks with operating partner Frank Chen about the quickly chan…
a16z Podcast: A Podcast About Podcasting
Apr 2, 2019 • 67 min
with Nick Quah (@nwquah), Connie Chan (@conniechan), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) It’s a podcast about podcasting! About the state of the industry, that is. Because a lot has changed since we recorded “a podcast about podcasts” about four years ago: p…
a16z Podcast: How Many Taps in the Apple (Plus) Tree?
Mar 30, 2019 • 28 min
with Benedict Evans (@benedictevans) and Steven Sinofsky (@stevesi) What does Apple’s recent event — in which a range of new services was announced, from Apple News Plus to Apple TV Plus to the Apple card — mean for the company’s overall strategy an…
a16z Podcast: Incenting Innovation Inside, Loonshots to Moonshots
Mar 25, 2019 • 47 min
with Safi Bahcall (@safibahcall), Vijay Pande (@vijaypande), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) A “moonshot” is a destination (like going to the moon, quite literally) — but nurturing “loonshots” (which often involves a number of stumbles along the way) is…
a16z Podcast: For the Billions of Creatives Out There
Mar 15, 2019 • 66 min
with Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman), Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) The writer-showrunner is a relatively new phenomenon in TV, as opposed to film, which is still a director-driven enterprise. But what does it mean, as both…
a16z Podcast: Lessons Learned from Chinese Education Startups
Mar 12, 2019 • 31 min
When people talk about trends in education technology, they often focus on how to disrupt higher education in the U.S., whether it’s about breaking free of the “signaling” factor of elite educations or how to shift education out of its “cottage indus…
a16z Podcast: What’s in the Water at the George Church Lab?
Feb 26, 2019 • 40 min
with George Church (@geochurch) and Jorge Conde (@JorgeCondeBio) Renowned scientist George Church is known for his groundbreaking work and methods used for the first genome sequence, and for his work in genome editing, writing & recoding — in fact,…
a16z Podcast: Capitalizing on an Autonomous Vehicle Future
Feb 24, 2019 • 48 min
with Peter Ludwig, Qasar Younis (@qasar), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) When people talk about autonomous vehicles, we hear everything from “we’re much closer than you think” to “we’re much further than you think”. So where are we, really, in the wides…
a16z Podcast: Gaming Goes Mainstream
Feb 17, 2019 • 34 min
Bobby Kotick is the CEO of Activision Blizzard (a merger he engineered); it’s one of only two video gaming companies in the Fortune 500, and the largest game network in the world. The company is responsible for some of the most iconic entertainment f…
a16z Podcast: Who’s Down with CPG, DTC? (And Micro-Brands Too?)
Feb 16, 2019 • 47 min
with Ryan Caldbeck (@ryan_caldbeck), Jeff Jordan (@jeff_jordan), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) It’s clear that all kinds of commerce companies and consumer products have been disrupted — or enabled — by tech. Yet for certain categories, like consumer…
a16z Podcast: To All the Robots I’ve Loved Before
Feb 14, 2019 • 27 min
with Kate Darling (@grok_) and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) We already know that we have an innate tendency to anthropomorphize robots. But beyond just projecting human qualities onto them, as we begin to share more and more spaces, social and pri…
a16z Podcast: Cryptonetworks as Emerging Economies (Done Right?)
Feb 11, 2019 • 45 min
with Chris Burniske (@cburniske), Joel Monegro (@jmonegro), Denis Nazarov (@Iiterature), and Jesse Walden (@jessewldn) When designing cryptonetworks — really, emerging economies — how do we avoid some of the monetary and fiscal policy failings of …
a16z Podcast: Voting, Security, and Governance in Blockchains and Cryptonetworks
Feb 10, 2019 • 38 min
with Phil Daian (@phildaian) and Ali Yahya (@ali01) Whether in corporations, boardrooms, or political elections, voting is something we see in all kinds of social systems… including blockchains. It’s the natural human tendency for how to organize …
a16z Podcast: Product-Market SALES Fit (What Comes First?)
Feb 2, 2019 • 50 min
with Jyoti Bansal (@jyotibansalsf), Peter Levine, Satish Talluri (@satishtalluri), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) One of the toughest challenges for founders — and especially technical founders who are used to focusing so much on product features over …
a16z Podcast: Stories and Lessons in Enterprise Sales
Jan 29, 2019 • 27 min
with Mark Leslie (@mleslie45) and Peter Levine What does it actually take to win at enterprise sales? In this episode, Mark Leslie, former CEO and chairman and founding team member of Veritas Software, and a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School …
a16z Podcast: Finding Go-to-Market Fit in the Enterprise
Jan 29, 2019 • 37 min
with Peter Levine, Bob Tinker, and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) For consumer companies, often when the holy grail of product-market fit is achieved, the company takes off: magic happens, growth unlocks. Enterprise B2B companies face a different c…
a16z Podcast: Connecting Hearts, Bodies, and Networks to Cure Cancer
Jan 26, 2019 • 36 min
Veterinary oncology can inform human oncology, and vice versa — providing a better model for looking at drug performance, interrelationships, and more. Especially when you add in data (there’s no “doggy HIPAA!”) and networks to get a “living laborat…
a16z Podcast: The Business of Cybercrime
Jan 17, 2019 • 36 min
with Joel de la Garza, Jonathan Lusthaus, and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) The idea of the cybercriminal as lone wolf or hobby hacker is no longer much of a reality. Instead, the business of cybercrime looks a lot more just like that — a large, g…
a16z Podcast: Pulse Check on Consumer Tech Trends 2019, CES and Beyond
Jan 16, 2019 • 42 min
with Benedict Evans (@benedictevans) and Steven Sinofsky (@stevesi) Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) puts the latest and greatest developments in consumer technology on display in Vegas. But beyond the excitement and the hype, what’s …
a16z Podcast: Dark Data in Healthcare
Jan 15, 2019 • 36 min
with Susannah Fox (@susannahfox), Anil Sethi (@anilsethiusa / @ciitizencorp), Vijay Pande (@vijaypande), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) The problem of “dark data” in healthcare isn’t just a feel-good empowerment thing, but a structural issue that leads…
a16z Podcast: The Science and Business of Innovative Medicines
Jan 13, 2019 • 59 min
with Vas Narasimhan (@vasnarasimhan), Jorge Conde (@jorgecondebio), Vijay Pande (@vijaypande), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) On average, only 1 out of 20 medicines works when we actually bring them into the human body, and these rates of success haven’…
a16z Podcast: All About Synthetic Biology
Jan 11, 2019 • 35 min
with James J. Collins, Vijay Pande (@vijaypande), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) The idea of ‘designing biology’ — once science fiction — has over the last 20 years become just… science. In this episode, a16z bio general partner Vijay Pande …
a16z Podcast: What’s Next for Marketplace Startups (Hint: Services)
Jan 9, 2019 • 41 min
The past and future of marketplace startups — where are we? Ever since eBay popularized an internet meeting place for buyers and sellers of, well, just about everything, we’ve been waiting for 100 other at-scale marketplaces for everything else, inc…
a16z Podcast: Talent, Tech Trends, and Culture — with Ben, Marc, and Tyler Cowen
Dec 29, 2018 • 38 min
with Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), and Tyler Cowen (@tylercowen) This episode of the a16z Podcast features the rare combination of a16z co-founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz in conversation, together, with economist Ty…
a16z Podcast: How the Internet Happened
Dec 24, 2018 • 46 min
In his book (and podcast), Brian McCullough chronicles the history and evolution of the internet — from college kids in a basement and the dot-com boom, to the applications built on top of it and the entrepreneurs behind them. General partner Chris…
a16z Podcast: All About Stablecoins
Dec 21, 2018 • 49 min
with Andy Milenius (@realzandy), Jesse Walden (@jessewldn), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) The history, evolution, and use of money revolves around the important concept of debt: It’s what allows us to “time travel” and build toward the future — growing…
a16z Podcast: The Infrastructure of Total Health
Dec 20, 2018 • 48 min
with Bernard J. Tyson (@bernardjtyson) and Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz) Bernard J. Tyson is the chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, a $73 billion non-profit health organization that provides healthcare and coverage with more than 22,000 physicians c…
a16z Podcast: Building Crypto, from Vision to Reality
Dec 17, 2018 • 32 min
with Brian Armstrong (@brian_armstrong), Chris Dixon (@cdixon), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) Where are we, really, right now — in terms of what we can/ can’t do with crypto today? And what will it take to get from vision to mainstream reality? This e…
a16z Podcast: On Marrying Entertainment and Technology
Dec 4, 2018 • 44 min
with Jeffrey Katzenberg, Meg Whitman (@MegWhitman), and Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) In this episode of the a16z Podcast, based on a discussion that took place at our annual a16z Summit, Marc Andreessen interviews Jeffrey Katzenberg — formerly CEO and…
a16z Podcast: The IQ and EQ of Robots
Nov 21, 2018 • 35 min
with Boris Sofman (@bsofman), Dave Touretzky (@DaveTouretzky), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) We’re just now beginning to truly see the the first ‘real’ robots in the home, from Roombas to toys to companions to… well, much more. How are humans…
a16z Podcast: Ancient Dreams of Technology, Gods & Robots
Nov 19, 2018 • 37 min
with Adrienne Mayor (@amayor) and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) Is it possible that ancient Greeks and Romans dreamed of technological innovations like robots and artificial intelligence millennia before those technologies became realities? In this…
a16z Podcast: M&A and Innovation, Inside Out
Nov 16, 2018 • 42 min
with Stephanie Cohen and Martin Casado (@martin_casado) As chief strategy officer of Goldman Sachs (and former global head of financial sponsors M&A), Stephanie Cohen has seen it all when it comes to the ins and outs of M&A. And what it means to in…
a16z Podcast: Automation + Work, Human + Machine
Nov 5, 2018 • 28 min
with Prasad Akella, Paul Daughtery (@pauldaugh) and Frank Chen (@withfries2) What is different on that factory floor from Henry Ford to today? In this conversation, Prasad Akella, Founder and CEO of Drishti; Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology and Inno…
a16z Podcast: Eyeballs on the Game
Oct 18, 2018 • 26 min
with Jeff Jordan (@Jeff_Jordan), Yogi Roth (@YogiRoth), Zack Weiner and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) For decades, the increasing value of sports teams, rights, licenses and more have been fueled by sports media. But dollars follow eyeballs, and ey…
a16z Podcast: From Research to Startup, There and Back Again
Oct 8, 2018 • 55 min
The period from 2000-2016 was one of the best of times and worst of times for tech and the Valley (dotcom, financial crisis, Google IPO, Facebook founded, unprecedented growth, and so on), and John Hennessy — current chairman of Alphabet, also on th…
a16z Podcast: How to Manage a PR Agency
Sep 27, 2018 • 39 min
with Shannon (Stubo) Brayton (@sstubo), Margit Wennmachers (@wennmachers), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) One of the company building topics that’s surprisingly mystifying is PR — and only surprising since so much of the strategy and tactics behind pub…
a16z Podcast: New Upstarts in an Old Industry
Sep 25, 2018 • 33 min
with Michael Ovitz (@michaelovitz), Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) When Michael Ovitz co-founded the Hollywood talent agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), he turned a number of the entertainment industry’s well-entren…
a16z Podcast: Technological Trends, Capital, and Internet ‘Disruption’
Sep 23, 2018 • 54 min
with Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) and Chris Dixon (@cdixon) There’s all sorts of interesting tech trends happening right now, including AI, VR/AR, self-driving cars and drones (as well as interesting stuff happening in verticals like healthcare and fin…
a16z Podcast: Tesla and the Nature of Disruption
Sep 17, 2018 • 43 min
with Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) and Steven Sinofsky (@SteveSi) In another of our hallway conversation episodes, Benedict Evans and Steven Sinofsky talk all about Tesla — and more broadly, the nature of disruption overall. How disruptive is Tesl…
a16z Podcast: What’s at the Core of the Latest Apple Announcement?
Sep 13, 2018 • 28 min
with Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) and Steven Sinofksy (@StevenSi) In this hallway-style conversation episode of the a16z Podcast, Benedict Evans and a16z board partner Steven Sinofsky discuss Apple’s September 2018 keynote event and share their t…
a16z Podcast: Seeing into the Future — Making Decisions, Telling Stories
Sep 8, 2018 • 46 min
with Steven Johnson (@stevenbjohnson), Chris Dixon (@cdixon), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) There’s a lot of research and writing out there on “thinking fast” — the short-term, gut, instinctual decisions we make, biases we have, and heuristics we use …
a16z Podcast: The Case Study of Dollar General and Surviving (Thriving!) Retail
Sep 4, 2018 • 21 min
with Jeff Jordan (@Jeff_Jordan), Cal Turner Jr., and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) The “death of retail” in the face of e-commerce and tech disruption is a very real phenomenon, but what about the flip side of that story — that is, retail thriving…
a16z Podcast: When Organic Growth Goes Enterprise
Aug 25, 2018 • 29 min
with Martin Casado (@martin_casado), Andrew Chen (@andrewchen), Russ Heddleston (@rheddleston), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) What happens when the bottoms up, organic growth usually associated with consumer companies starts to go…. enterpris…
a16z Podcast: Crypto and the Evolution of Open Source
Aug 20, 2018 • 37 min
with Devon Zuegel (@devonzuegel), Denis Nazarov (@iiterature), and Jesse Walden (@jessewldn) The open source movement enabled so much in computing, including the collaborative building of libraries — that is, building blocks of code that developers…
a16z Podcast: The Basics of Growth 2 — Engagement & Retention
Aug 9, 2018 • 32 min
with Andrew Chen (@andrewchen), Jeff Jordan (@jeff_jordan), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) Once you have users, how do you keep them engaged, retain them, and even “resurrect” or re-engage them? That’s the focus of this episode of the a16z Podcast, whic…
a16z Podcast: The Basics of Growth 1 — User Acquisition
Aug 9, 2018 • 20 min
with Andrew Chen (@andrewchen), Jeff Jordan (@jeff_jordan), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) Growth is one of the most top of mind questions for entrepreneurs building startups of all kinds (and especially consumer ones) — but how does one go beyond a mi…
a16z Podcast: Earned Secrets
Aug 3, 2018 • 16 min
with Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz) and Sharon Chang (@sychang) What does it really take to start a startup (or work at one)? In this episode of the a16z Podcast — based on a Q&A with Ben Horowitz as part of an event hosted by a16z’s Technical Talent a…
a16z Podcast: Cryptonetworks and Cities — Analogies
Jul 31, 2018 • 37 min
with Denis Nazarov (@iiterature), Jesse Walden (@jessewldn), Ali Yahya (@ali01), and Devon Zuegel (@devonzuegel) Cryptonetworks are often compared to firms, people, or even coral reefs — but, observes a16z crypto partner Ali Yahya, they might be mu…
a16z Podcast: Cryptonetworks and Decentralization — Building Blocks
Jul 31, 2018 • 46 min
with Chris Dixon (@cdixon), Ali Yahya (@ali01), and Devon Zuegel (@devonzuegel) “Show me the incentive and I’ll show you the outcomes.” At the end of the day, observes a16z crypto general partner Chris Dixon, Satoshi’s whitepaper [the original bitc…
a16z Podcast: High Growth in Companies (and Tech)
Jul 20, 2018 • 34 min
with Elad Gil (@eladgil) and Chris Dixon (@cdixon) There’s a lot of knowledge out there — and networks of talent (especially in Silicon Valley) — on what to do in the early stages of a company, going from 0 to 1, and even in going from 1 to 100……
a16z Podcast: The Regulatory Landscape for Crypto
Jul 16, 2018 • 33 min
with Katie Haun (@katie_haun), Robin Weisnman (@robinweisman), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) What’s going on, regulation-wise, in crypto? How should people who want to join a company or build something new in the space think about the regulatory enviro…
a16z Podcast: Building Companies in Crypto, from People to Code
Jul 16, 2018 • 27 min
with Tina Bhatnagar (@tinab), Preethi Kasireddy (@iam_preethi), Lily Liu (@calilyliu), and Kim Milosevich (@kimbatronic) Whether it’s sharing the decision-making behind joining a crypto company to the perspectives of a passionate early adopter (or r…
a16z Podcast: Decentralization and Crypto, the Big Picture
Jul 16, 2018 • 41 min
with Chris Dixon (@cdixon), Elizabeth Stark (@starkness), and Jessica Verrilli (@jess) Why does decentralization matter? This episode of the a16z Podcast — based on a discussion that first took as part of an “Intro to Crypto” event that Andreessen …
a16z Podcast: The Scientific Revolution of Ancient DNA
Jul 13, 2018 • 31 min
with Jorge Conde (@jorgecondebio), David Reich, and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) Trying to reconstruct the deep past of ancient humans out of present-day people has until now been like trying to reconstruct a bomb explosion in a room from bits of …
a16z Podcast: On Mentors and Mentees
Jul 11, 2018 • 32 min
with Ken Coleman, Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), and Michel Feaster (@michelfeaster) Everyone talks about the importance of mentorship in our professional development, whether it’s networking to broaden career opportunities or learning from someone mor…
a16z Podcast: Beyond Zero-Sum Thinking in the Game of Tech… and Life
Jul 6, 2018 • 42 min
with Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), and Steven Johnson (@stevenbjohnson) The rise of zero-sum thinking — which has come snapping back recently — slows and even halts progress, observes Marc Andreessen. Because you’re then di…
a16z Podcast: All Things Compensation
Jun 21, 2018 • 39 min
Compensation is a topic near and dear to everyone’s heart… but what does “compensation” fully mean — and what does it include, what doesn’t it include? How do entrepreneurs compete for talent in an intensely competitive environment, while balancing t…
a16z Podcast: Construction Under Tech — The Build
Jun 14, 2018 • 36 min
with Martin Fischer (@fischermartin), Saurabh Ladha (@ladhasaurabh), Chris Rippingham, and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) Continuing our series on how tech is changing construction — one of the industries most resistant to change (and facing declin…
a16z Podcast: Construction Under Tech — Info Flows
Jun 13, 2018 • 32 min
with Greg Lynn (@greglynnform), Gina Neff (@ginasue), Tracy Young (@Tracy_Young), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) Construction has been one of the industries most resistant to innovation and change over the last decades — productivity has actual…
a16z Podcast: The End (and Beginning) of Programming
Jun 8, 2018 • 19 min
There are over 20 million programmers out there — and double that, if you count everyone else coding in other ways — but where are the next 100 million developers? How do we get to a billion developers? The answer, observes a16z general partner Pet…
a16z Podcast: The Hard Things about Security
Jun 6, 2018 • 33 min
Here’s the hard thing about security: the more authentication factors you have, the more secure things are… but in practice, people won’t use too many factors, because they want ease of use. There’s clearly a tension between security and usability,…
a16z Podcast: Autonomy in Service
May 25, 2018 • 28 min
with Gregory Allen (@Gregory_C_Allen), Gayle Lemmon (@gaylelemmon), Ryan Tseng, and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) We now live in a world where connecting the dots between intel and modeling threats has become infinitely more complex: not only is th…
a16z Podcast: When Journalism Goes Global
May 23, 2018 • 23 min
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is the organization responsible for the compilation and release of the first the Panama Papers, a series of 11.5 million documents that detailed the offshore dealings of governments and indivi…
a16z Podcast: B2B2C
May 18, 2018 • 29 min
When it comes to B2B2C business models — which combine both business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) — who really “owns” the customer? That question might not matter as much in more symbiotic, mutually beneficial marketplaces and o…
a16z Podcast: Network Effects, Origin Stories, and the Evolution of Tech
May 16, 2018 • 65 min
“The rules of the game are different in tech,” argues — and has long argued, despite his views not being accepted at first — W. Brian Arthur, technologist-turned-economist who first truly described the phenomenon of “positive feedbacks” in the econom…
a16z Podcast: The Oral History Of TrialPay — Obstacles and Opportunities in Payments
May 10, 2018 • 46 min
In this hallway-style conversation (originally recorded as a video), a16z general partner Alex Rampell and Terry Angelos, SVP of Commerce Solutions at Visa, discuss the trials and tribulations of their time as co-founders of TrialPay, an e-commerce p…
a16z Podcast: Shifting Risk Mindsets, From Tech to Bio
May 10, 2018 • 27 min
What challenges do first-time founders or tech founders encounter when building companies in the bio space, and how do they differ from traditional tech companies? In this hallway-style conversation episode of the a16z Podcast (originally recorded as…
a16z Podcast: The Case Against Education, From Signaling to Rainbow’s End
May 8, 2018 • 44 min
with Bryan Caplan (@bryan_caplan), Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) Signaling and credential inflation — not learning — can explain why education pays in the labor market, and why we shouldn’t invest (any more) in it, argues B…
a16z Podcast: Breaking Into Bio
May 1, 2018 • 41 min
with Atul Butte (@atulbutte), Daphne Koller (@daphnekoller), and Vijay Pande (@vijaypande) Whether you’re an academic seeking to move out of research and into industry, or simply interested in working at a bio startup, this episode of the a16z Podca…
a16z Podcast: Principles and Algorithms for Work and Life
Apr 21, 2018 • 49 min
with Ray Dalio (@raydalio), Alex Rampell (@arampell), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) Can one really apply the lessons of history and of the past to the present and the future, as a way to get what they want out of life? By deeply understanding cause-eff…
a16z Podcast: On Recent Consolidation in the Healthcare Industry
Apr 16, 2018 • 8 min
Many of the healthcare headlines lately have been about consolidation in the industry: Walmart and Humana; Aetna and CVS; Amazon, JP Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway. But what does it all mean for patients, and startups — Will it decrease costs? What …
a16z Podcast: Players and Paths for Healthcare Startups
Apr 16, 2018 • 7 min
The creation of each new biotechnology enables a tool, a therapy, or a diagnostic: a molecule, a protein, an app, a platform. And the process underneath isn’t just complex in the science and engineering of it, but in the go to market. So who are the…
a16z Podcast: When (and How) Biology Becomes Engineering
Apr 16, 2018 • 22 min
Hypothesis, test, revise — that’s science. Engineering, however, doesn’t quite go that way: You have parts you know and understand (like legos), and then you use those parts to design and build something (like bridges). But the key is that when scie…
a16z Podcast: What to Know about GDPR
Apr 12, 2018 • 35 min
with Lisa Hawke (@ldhawke) and Steven Sinofsky (@stevesi) Given concern around data breaches, the EU Parliament finally passed GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) after four years of preparation and debate; it goes into enforcement on May 25, …
a16z Podcast: Feedback Loops — Company Culture, Change, and DevOps
Mar 28, 2018 • 44 min
with Nicole Forsgren (@nicolefv), Jez Humble (@jezhumble) and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) From the old claim that “IT doesn’t matter” and question of whether tech truly drives organizational performance, we’ve been consumed with figuring out how to measu…
a16z Podcast: From Teaching Leadership to Being a Leader
Mar 26, 2018 • 22 min
Few operators become VCs, and even fewer go back to leading companies… so how does these perspectives change how one leads? Obviously, it’s a lot easier to think of a solution than execute on one… but then how does a leader empower one’s team to …
a16z Podcast: Improv’ing Leadership
Mar 23, 2018 • 23 min
Leadership is not just about management, but about passion, a bit of humor, and resilience. General partner Peter Levine and Dick Costolo (entrepreneur, former CEO of Twitter, and erstwhile comedian) share their thoughts on the topic in this episode …
a16z Podcast: On Morals and Meaning in Products, Business, and Life
Mar 21, 2018 • 24 min
Focusing only on the technical, “crunchy, wonky stuff” behind policies or products sometimes misses the humanity at the center of why we’re doing the thing in the first place. Because systems — whether algorithms and artificial intelligence, or capi…
a16z Podcast: How to Live Longer and Better
Mar 16, 2018 • 17 min
with Kristen Fortney (@kpfortney), Jeff Kaditz (@jeffkaditz), David Sinclair (@davidasinclair), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) Even without a mythical fountain of youth, scientific advances have already dramatically increased how long humans liv…
a16z Podcast: The API Economy — The Why, What, and How
Mar 13, 2018 • 30 min
with Cristina Cordova (@cjc), Augusto Marietti (@sonicaghi), Laura Behrens Wu (@laurabehrenswu), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) APIs (application programming interfaces), observe the guests in this episode of the a16z Podcast, can be described as everyt…
a16z Podcast: Containing the Monolith — From Microservices to DevOps
Mar 7, 2018 • 18 min
What happens when monolithic architectures are broken down into containers and microservices (or when things are broken down into smaller units, not just in infrastructure but perhaps even in company structure too)? From building more dynamic website…
a16z Podcast: Space — the Near Frontier
Mar 4, 2018 • 14 min
When most people think of space, they think of outer space: Mars, billionaires with rockets, and the “final frontier”. But space innovation is actually playing out right now — in an immediate and more accessible way, thanks to techonologies getting …
a16z Podcast: The State of Security
Feb 27, 2018 • 17 min
with Joel de la Garza, Stina Ehrensvärd, Niels Provos, and Martin Casado Given the heated discussions around security and the c-word (“cyber”), it’s hard to figure out what the actual state of the industry is. And clearly it’s not just an academic e…
a16z Podcast: Creating a Category, from Pricing to Positioning
Feb 24, 2018 • 31 min
with Martin Casado (@martin_casado), Michel Feaster (@michelfeaster) and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) The purpose of category creation, argue the guests in this episode of the podcast, isn’t just about making a dent in the way companies work and changing …
a16z Podcast: The Self-Flying Camera
Feb 22, 2018 • 23 min
with Adam Bry (@adampbry), Chris Dixon (@cdixon), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) Now that we’ve finally reached the age of the truly autonomous commercial small drone — and in this case, a self-flying camera — what happens when you take the pi…
a16z Podcast: The Internet of Taste, Streaming Content to Culture
Feb 18, 2018 • 42 min
Once upon a time it was inconceivable that a company in Silicon Valley could make content that was any good; the running joke, shares Marc Andreessen, “was like, what are we gonna do — we’re gonna film a router instruction manual? It was just an abs…
a16z Podcast: The Business of Continual Change
Feb 18, 2018 • 26 min
Every large company — especially ones that have been around for a long time — goes through multiple cycles of change. But how do you know where to go next, and when, and how? The management literature is full of case studies, research, and of cours…
a16z Podcast: How Technology Is Changing Investing
Feb 16, 2018 • 16 min
As people begin to gain access to information that was previously left to only trained specialists, a new set of asset classes are being created — and they are changing the way we think about everything from banking to customizing portfolios and mor…
a16z Podcast: Data, Insight, and the Customer Experience
Feb 13, 2018 • 16 min
In 2017 The Economist declared data to be the world’s most valuable resource. And yet “data insight” is one of those phrases that, while important, is now so ubiquitous it’s been numbed of meaning. So how do you actually get the most meaningful insig…
a16z Podcast: The Evolution of Payments
Feb 11, 2018 • 19 min
The battle between every startup and incumbent comes down to whether the startup gets distribution before the incumbent gets innovation, oft observes a16z general partner Alex Rampell. But how does this play out when most of the players, big and smal…
a16z Podcast: When Is VR’s iPhone Moment?
Feb 6, 2018 • 23 min
There was a lot of hype about VR ad then it seemed to go pretty quiet. So where are we right now? Bigscreen founder Darshan Shankar and a16z general partner Chris Dixon take the pulse on VR, AR, and mixed reality — especially where it’s going the ne…
a16z Podcast: All about Bike Sharing
Feb 2, 2018 • 30 min
with Lee Kleinman (@LeeForDallas), Joshua Schank (@joshuaschank), Andrew Savage, and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) There’s a new wave of bike-sharing in town. But this wave looks a little different than previous waves — from docked rows of governm…
a16z Podcast: Self-Driving Cars — Where Are We, Really?
Jan 30, 2018 • 17 min
As cars become more like iPhones and less like just, well, cars — everything changes, from data to mapping to interfaces to security and more. How so? Where are we anyway, given all the hype around when self-driving cars will appear everywhere? And w…
a16z Podcast: Beyond CES: Connected Home Devices, Voice, and More
Jan 22, 2018 • 33 min
In this hallway conversation of the a16z Podcast, Benedict Evans and Steven Sinofsky discuss CES 2018 and share insight on what they took from this year’s show. How much can you discern each company’s “big picture” strategy out of the slew of new pro…
a16z Podcast: Mental Models for Understanding Crypto Tokens
Jan 21, 2018 • 34 min
This episode of the a16z Podcast goes deep on various trends in cryptocurrencies — from mental models for understanding tokens and what may give them long-term value; to the role of stablecoins in the ecosystem; to scaling, on-chain and off-chain pr…
a16z Podcast: Reinventing Food
Jan 12, 2018 • 19 min
It’s surprising that how (and what) we eat has actually changed very little over the ages, despite how much we’ve advanced as a species. Now, however — driven by globalization, environmental factors, and other considerations — the way we move, tast…
a16z Podcast: Revisiting the Gene
Jan 9, 2018 • 15 min
The complete sequencing of the human genome is one of the most powerful examples of technology and science in action: We’ve gone from needing $3 billion and over 13 years to read a single human genome to today, to where we can do that same amount of …
a16z Podcast: Community and Culture, Online
Jan 5, 2018 • 20 min
We’re so used to thinking of “community” as our friends, families, and neighbors. But what a community is, and who it is made of, has changed thanks to the internet, and without our noticing it. What happens when online communities — really, new sub…
a16z Podcast: Fintech for the People
Dec 19, 2017 • 18 min
New fintech companies are democratizing access to financial services in different ways, whether it’s making food stamps more efficient, no longer waiting two weeks for a paycheck, or enabling anyone with a smartphone in developing countries to create…
a16z Podcast: Trends in Cryptocurrencies
Dec 19, 2017 • 22 min
The internet, believe it or not, was just the beginning. Yes, it spawned an incredible number of uses (some unexpected), from marketplaces and commerce to publishing and social networks… but that’s all been built with old models of funding and coor…
a16z Podcast: The $200 PC in the Enterprise
Dec 19, 2017 • 32 min
What capabilities do enterprise companies really want from their computers? Twenty years ago, those capabilities might’ve been bundled into a mainframe. Ten years ago, it might’ve been the PC. Today, as more and more businesses rely on devices that n…
a16z Podcast: Of Governors and Mayors, and Tech Policy
Dec 14, 2017 • 11 min
Many of the big tech policy issues of the day play out more so at the state and local level, not just federal level. The decisions that cities and states make every day — from autonomous vehicles to bike sharing — may therefore end up setting the s…
a16z Podcast: Taking the Pulse on Bio
Dec 13, 2017 • 28 min
This conversation between the members of a16z’s bio team — including general partners Jorge Conde and Vijay Pande; Malinka Walaliyadde; and Jeffrey Low (the interviewer) — takes a quick pulse on where we are with when bio becomes more like engineer…
a16z Podcast: Scaling Healthcare
Dec 13, 2017 • 19 min
No matter how grand a vision for a particular industry, disruption in practice is hard. This is especially true in industries like healthcare, which have long been resistant to software-driven change. But sometimes you can innovate within the bounds …
a16z Podcast: Market Shifts
Dec 10, 2017 • 34 min
NASDAQ CEO Adena Friedman runs one of the world’s largest financial services companies, including the NASDAQ stock exchange that’s home to more than 3,500 listed companies. They were also the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market. Yet …
a16z Podcast: On Data and Data Scientists in the Age of AI
Dec 5, 2017 • 9 min
Data, data, everywhere, nor any drop to drink. Or so would say Coleridge, if he were a big company CEO trying to use A.I. today — because even when you have a ton of data, there’s not always enough signal to get anything meaningful from AI. Why? Be…
a16z Podcast: AI, from ‘Toy’ Problems to Practical Application
Dec 1, 2017 • 34 min
When you have “a really hot, frothy space” like AI, even the most basic questions — like what is it good for, how do you make sure your data is in shape, and so on — aren’t answered. This is just as true for the companies eager to adopt the technolog…
a16z Podcast: The Rise of the CCO
Nov 17, 2017 • 25 min
There’s a new C-level role in town: the CCO, or Chief Customer Officer. This episode (based on a previous event) is all about the rise of this new role, why it’s so important — and what the actual scope and function of the role should be. a16z’s Ma…
a16z Podcast: How Founders Hire a VP of Product
Nov 10, 2017 • 29 min
Hiring a VP of Product — especially as the founder of the company — can almost feel like handing over your baby to someone else to hold, observes a16z executive talent team partner Caroline Horn, who hosted an event on this topic earlier this year …
a16z Podcast: Putting AI in Medicine, in Practice
Nov 3, 2017 • 29 min
with Brandon Ballinger (@bballinger), Mintu Turakhia (@leftbundle), Vijay Pande (@vijaypande), and Hanne Tidnam (@omnivorousread) There’s been a lot of talk about technology — and AI, deep learning, and machine learning specifically — finally rea…
a16z Podcast: The Why Behind the Weird
Oct 31, 2017 • 27 min
Author and professor at George Mason University, Peter Leeson describes himself as not just an economist but as a “collector of curiosa.” In his latest book, WTF?! An Economic Tour of the Weird, Leeson looks at just that — the strangest beliefs, sup…