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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!
 
Biology is breaking out of the lab and clinic—and into our daily lives. Our new ability to engineer biology is transforming not just science, research, and healthcare, but how we produce our food, the materials we use, how we manufacture, and much, much more. From the latest scientific advances to the biggest trends, this show explores all the ways biology is today where the computing revolution was 50 years ago: on the precipice of revolutionizing our world in ways we are only just beginnin ...
 
16 Minutes on the News is 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 vantage point; and what are our experts' quick takes on these trends? About 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 ...
 
Every Tuesday and Friday, Recode’s Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. They make bold predictions, pick winners and losers, and bicker and banter like no one else. After all, with great power comes great scrutiny. From New York Magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
Conversations on Clubhouse and beyond -- to capture and share many of the live discussions and events featuring, hosted, or co-hosted by a16z partners (with outside voices too). Many of these different discussions and events take place on the social audio/ drop-in chat app Clubhouse; to attend those in real time or sign up for the app please visit joinclubhouse.com. As a reminder, all content posted here is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as legal, bus ...
 
Most business podcasts follow a similar format: find a successful CEO and have them tell their story. This is not that show. Zero to IPO tackles real world problems with real world experience, featuring actionable advice and anecdotes from some of the world's most innovative founders. In season one, we broke down each stage of a company's growth cycle on a granular level with everyone from Parker Harris of Salesforce.com, to Julia Hartz of Eventbrite and Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowit ...
 
Vijay Peduru provides one startup idea every Tuesday. He loves Venture capitalists like Paul Graham(Y-Combinator), Naval Ravikanth (angel.co),Marc Andreessen(Andreessen Horowitz) and other successful VC's.He is an avid reader of their blogs and listener of their podcasts and speeches. He looks deep and deciphers the startups they invest in and became successful(acquired or IPO) and he uncovers several trends . He comes up with Startup ideas with these successful trends and posts them in this ...
 
Sam Altman and the folks from Y Combinator offer up an amazing course in "How To Start A Startup" at Stanford. Course includes lectures from: Sam Altman, Dustin Moskovitz, Paul Graham, Adora Cheung, Peter Thiel, Alex Schultz, Kevin Hale, Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway, Ben Silbermann, Alfred Lin, Patrick and John Collison, Aaron Levie, Reid Hoffman, Keith Rabois, Ben Horowitz, Marissa Mayer, Hosian Rahman, Kirsty Nathoo, Carolynn Levy, and more
 
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What was the biggest surprise from the past 15 months of remote work? [5:24] How do you handle conflict and build trust? [10:09] What's the role of offsites? [15:45] Should you adjust compensation for different geographies? [24:02] How do you measure productivity? [34:10] What is the impact of remote work on retention and turnover? [49:17] How do s…
 
This podcast is an excerpt. Follow the a16z Club to join conversations with tech founders, builders, and leaders live and in-full. In this episode: The abandoned M&A with Visa [3:47] Communicating to employees around the M&A [8:29] Plaid's near death experiences in the early days [12:41] The fintech trends that made Plaid possible [17:29] What is a…
 
In what ways is digital health for complex care under or overrated? [4:04] Are digital health solutions better suited to tackling clinical or non-clinical needs for complex care? [17:32] The challenge of the physician's inbox [27:55] Have we meaningfully moved the needle on complex digital care? If so, where? [32:08] Should we focus on applying bas…
 
Kara and Scott discuss how Apple unknowingly handed over phone data of two Democratic congressmen to the Trump Administration. Then, they discuss how the pay gap between workers and CEOs grew even wider during the pandemic. In Friend of Pivot, Caleb Scharf, the Director of Astrobiology at Columbia University and author of The Ascent of Information:…
 
Genetic testing is on the cusp of a major revolution, which has the potential to shift not just how we understand our risk for disease, but how we practice healthcare. In the clinic today, genetic testing is used only in cases where we know that mutations have big impact on physiology (BRCA mutations in breast cancer, for example). But our knowledg…
 
Decentralized autonomous organizations, or DAOs, are one of the hottest topics in crypto and tech right now. But what exactly are they? Why do they matter? And what new modes of governance, ownership, and creation do they make possible?By Aarthi Ramamurthy, Will Papper, Avichal Garg, Ali Yahya, pplpleasr, Sriram Krishnan, Ian Lee, Steven Sinofsky, Denis Nazarov
 
Kara and Scott talk about the ProPublica report that America's wealthiest people paid basically nothing in taxes and what the country should do about it. They also discuss Facebook's upcoming smartwatch and the wearables industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesBy New York Magazine
 
mRNA research before COVID and how "mRNA is code" [3:21] The early days of COVID: designing a vaccine in 48 hours [5:44] The software behind the vaccine: getting mRNA researchers out of Excel and into a drug design studio [9:11] The first draft of the vaccine was the final draft [11:10] How the government sped up vaccine development for COVID [12:1…
 
Welcome to 16 Minutes, the a16z show where we talk about tech trends in the news, what’s hype and what’s real, and the long arc of innovation. In today's episode we’re talking about the latest developments and trends in cybercrime – including the trends of ransomware, and, attacks on physical infrastructure. First (0:00 - 6:07), we have the recent …
 
Kara and Scott talk about the historic tax reform deal reached by the G-7 nations that would make the minimum global corporate tax rate 15%. Then they discuss this weeks' Bitcoin 2021 event in Miami and Jack Dorsey's future in cryptocurrency. In Friend of Pivot, we are joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning Presidential historian, and host of the new pod…
 
When it comes to healthcare, the topic of how expensive it is and what we can do to lower costs is always top of mind. One area with particularly steep costs is the emergency department. These are hospital departments that can take care of pretty much anything from a cut to a car wreck. But going to an emergency department for something as simple a…
 
Kara and Scott talk about the SEC saying that several of Elon Musk's tweets were not vetted before they were posted and violate a previous settlement with regulators. Then they discuss the trove of Dr. Fauci emails released from a FOIA request. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer a question about Roku's acquisition of Quibi content and what it …
 
Kara and Scott talk about Uber and Lyft rideshare prices surging as the companies struggle to find contract drivers. They also discuss hold-ups from Republican Senators and the Biden infrastructure bill. Then All-Star Friend of Pivot and writer of the newsletter Platformer, Casey Newton comes on to talk about all things social media. Learn more abo…
 
If there is one rule in biology, it is that there is an exception to every rule. This includes even the basic biochemistry of DNA, which was once thought to be universal. On this episode, host Lauren Richardson and Judy Savitskaya (a16z bio deal team member and synthetic biology expert), discuss the results and implications three related articles c…
 
Fab 5 Freddy on New York in the 70s, Warhol, Blondie, Basquiat, and Yo! MTV Raps [1:40] Contrarian strategy and challenging assumptions [5:12] Boring AI and solving meaningful problems [8:42] Drop-in audio copycats [14:39] How is copying software different from remixing hip hop? [21:07] Do you want a CEO as an inventor or an operator? [24:12] Recru…
 
Kara and Scott talk about Russia increasing penalties and crackdowns on Google, Twitter, and Facebook. They also discuss Amazon's $8.45billion purchase of MGM Studios. In listener mail they answer a question about whether 5G is actually worth the hype. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Kara and Scott talk about Apple CEO Tim Cook's testimony in the final days of the Apple vs. Epic antitrust case. Scott gives a mini-lesson on why "big is bad". Then we're joined by Friend of Pivot, author Nancy Jo Sales to talk about her new book Nothing Personal: My Secret Life in the Dating App Inferno. They discuss the pros, cons, and pitfalls o…
 
This episode was recorded in March of 2019 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Folding at Home, the distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, and originally aired on The a16z Podcast. Folding at Home is run on millions of devices, is the world’s largest supercomputer, and tackles some of biology’s toughest problems, including …
 
Given recent buzz and ongoing debates around the Endless Frontiers Act -- which some have described as “the most important piece of legislation no one's heard of” -- this episode is a rerun of an episode from last year, recorded after said act was initially unveiled. The short discussion covers the broader topic and theme of funding science and inn…
 
The six functions in an enterprise marketing org [2:54] Why product marketing is the killer function [6:52] How do you hire a world class product marketer? [11:16] Is community or developer evangelists its own function or part of product marketing? [17:46] How does community tie into the marketing funnel? [22:56] Is community top of funnel, an acce…
 
What did Substack think about the NYTimes article "Why We’re Freaking Out About Substack" [1:01] What is Substack? [4:40] The issues with social media content models and how Substack is different [5:54] What about the echo chamber? [8:54] Turning cultural principles (e.g., freedom of the press) into actual culture [12:00] Will Substack replace trad…
 
Kara and Scott are joined by MSNBC Host and NBC News Senior Business Correspondent Stephanie Ruhle for a lightning round about the week's news. They talk about the tough week for the crypto-market, more on the AT&T spin-off of Time Warner (and who could swoop in to challenge the deal). They also take a listener mail question on mental health and bi…
 
eBay to today, a brief history of collectibles and tech [1:03] Are collectibles about sentiment or investment? [5:13] How do you bring the excitement of a collection to digital goods? [13:34] Is the future of all collectibles digital? [20:20] The role of blockchain and NFTs [26:39] Are collectible marketplaces different from other marketplaces? [32…
 
Recently, a16z and the Stanford Center for Blockchain Research hosted the NFT Virtual Summit, which brought together leading thinkers and builders on the topic of NFTs, or non-fungible tokens — these tokens are enabling new creator and ownership economies to emerge. We’ve covered NFTs in other podcasts and articles, including a curated list of read…
 
For videos of the NFT Virtual Summit, visit a16z.com. Session 1: The Future of the Digital Ownership Economy with Dan Boneh (Stanford University) and Chris Dixon (a16z) What is an NFT? [3:01] Why are NFTs so big right now? [7:04] The most exciting programmable ownership structures [11:36] NFTs and composability: what can you do with NFTs? [15:16] H…
 
What inspired Eric and Sam to start Dyno [4:09] How does the use of ML impact Dyno's GTM [10:40] The current challenges of gene therapy [21:43] Why Dyno wants to be a horizontal platform for gene therapy [30:56] How does Dyno think about competition [44:23] After party and audience Q&A [52:01] It's Time to Heal, Mondays at 5pm PT on Clubhouse. Join…
 
Kara and Scott talk about AT&T spinning off their streaming service Time Warner and combining it with Discovery+ to compete with streaming content giants. They also discuss Twitter's potential new subscription service "Twitter Blue" (ya heard it here first!) Then we're joined by GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis to discuss the organization's new rep…
 
On the path from scientific discovery to new drug, the clinical trial is a huge — and critical — hurdle. Clinical trials are themselves experiments, and to make sure that they are doing the best possible job at determining the safety and efficacy of the new drug, we need to be able to do experiments on those experiments. But how do you do that in s…
 
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