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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Exploring all things genetics. Cambridge University Alumnus and current CEO of Sano Genetics Dr Patrick Short analyses the science, interviews the experts and helps share the stories of people who have been personally affected by genetic conditions. To take part in the latest research studies mentioned in this podcast please visit sanogenetics.com/research
 
The CIO exchange podcast features technology and business leaders from around the world, discussing what's working, what's not, and what's next. Through stories of failure, success, passion, and struggle, we explore the ways in which these tech executives have moved both their companies and their careers forward. Each episode is a conversation focusing on a unique topic intended to provide the insight and perspective needed to help others make progress. This podcast is produced by VMware, a ...
 
Welcome to CMO Conversations – a brand new podcast that takes you inside the mind of the modern CMO. Every other week, Drift CMO Tricia Gellman sits down with a different CMO and goes deep on their experience. What did their path to becoming a CMO look like? What advice do they have for up-and-coming marketers? What’s their superpower? And how do they navigate the challenges of a role that's constantly evolving? Because if there's one thing today's CMO can count on – it's change. Want even m ...
 
Long-form TED level conversations with top thinkers, founders and scientists on how advances in biotech & genomics, space travel, IoT, AI and other exponential tech converge to create our collective future and what we can do, from a research and policy perspective to shape the technology, trends and societal norms for a better world. If in-depth, unscripted conversations with the researchers, startups and future thinkers transforming our future in a Tim Ferriss meets Sam Harris, Kara Swisher ...
 
Join Boost VC’s Founder & Managing Director Adam Draper, to learn about emerging technology from leading figures in the industry. Each episode we interview founders and investors to explore topics like startup strategy and venture capital, as well as incredible technology like bitcoin, virtual reality, AI, exoskeletons, drones, space and more.
 
Secrets for Scaling is a Geckoboard podcast exploring the growth secrets of successful founders and CEOs. Whether you're just launching your business or taking your company to the next level, you'll learn proven strategies and tactics for growing a sustainable business. If you're interested in focusing your team and improving key business metrics, check out our live TV dashboard app: https://www.geckoboard.com/
 
Welcome to the official Digicorp Podcast - D’Podcast. Digicorp is a software consultancy and startup studio based in Ahmedabad, India. We build usable software products for startups. We also work on home-grown ideas and spin off the most promising ones as separate ventures. But why one more podcast? There are millions of them already! WHY, WHY, WHY? Well, we hear a lot of quality podcasts like a16z Podcast, Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots by ThoughtBot, Track Changes by Post Li ...
 
Bite-sized clips with TED level top thinkers, founders and scientists on how advances in biotech & genomics, space travel, IoT, AI and other exponential tech converge to create our collective future and what we can do, from a research and policy perspective to shape the trends, technologies and societal norms for a better world. Main Podcast: https://disruptors.fm/itunes If in-depth, unscripted conversations with the researchers, startups and future thinkers transforming the future of all of ...
 
Weekly round up of the latest cryptocurrency news. Stay up to date and informed on latest bitcoin, ethereum and altcoin rumours and news from the week. A good trader is an informed trader and an informed trader listens to Crypto Weekly. Dangerously close to educational. ETH tips go here: 0x86C809507994eE7fE37f8C6fd2d67CD0c26D032F
 
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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 …
 
Can the speed and success of COVID-19 trials teach us how to run other trials 5x faster going forward? Can polygenic risk scores be effectively integrated into healthcare systems? Why do 'unique datasets' hold the key to future drug discovery? And why is there a disparity between precision medicine development in cancer and all other disease areas?…
 
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…
 
On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss ETH and BTC shifting dynamics, Google allowing crypto ads again, zkEVM from zkSync, Zapper levels up, Umbra live for privacy txs, Gnosis client team joins Erigon and Justin Drake on why ETH price is important…
 
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…
 
We've talked a lot about the silos that exist between sales and marketing. But what about the silos within your own marketing team? On this episode, Tricia brought in a guest who knows how to tackle this challenge head-on – Archana Agrawal, the CMO of Airtable. Archana shares her advice for creating more alignment, cutting down on task volume, exec…
 
On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the calm before the storm, Ray Dalio likes Ethereum, Aribtrum One mainnet beta launched, Gitcoin introduces GTC token, Maker’s multi-chain strategy, Turbo-geth is now Erigon and a chat about EIP-1559…
 
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…
 
On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss Wild price swings, China BTC news, Fed looking at digital currency, Optimism integrates Etherscan, big updates from Synthetix, Coinbase wallet extension and Vitalik’s post on the limits of scalability…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Sometimes it can seem like the role of the CMO is just an impossible list of expectations for one person to carry out. And sometimes, CMOs find out what is really expected of them AFTER they join a new company. So how do you make sure your next role is right for you...before signing on the dotted line? On this episode of CMO Conversations, Tricia a…
 
What have gene editing and gene therapies got to do with rockets and satellites? Oscar Segurado, Chief Medical Officer at ASC Therapeutics, explains in the sixth episode of our precision pioneers miniseries. Oscar joins Patrick to discuss the future of precision medicine and how CRISPR gene editing technology can be applied to treat haemophilia.…
 
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…
 
On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss EthHub Weekly Recap #165-166: VanEck files for ETH ETF, Tether reserve info, Uniswap v3, Bankless DAO, Maker Foundation returns MKR to DAO, Core dev apprenticeship program, Gitcoin’s plans to decentralize and Balancer v2…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Note: the recording of this episode starts a minute or two into the show. Ali recommends: The Hard Thing about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz [0:18] Ben recommends: High Output Management by Andy Grove [4:36] Marc recommends: Who Really Matters: The Core Group Theory of Power, Privilege, and Success by Art Kleiner [10:48] Best read for enterprise sale…
 
How Ben took over Take Two [1:42] How digital distribution and publishing changed gaming [8:36] What is a next generation publisher? [13:51] Can publishers add value as tastemakers? [17:36] How do you make sure studios ship on time? And in the era of persistent game worlds, does it matter? [22:01] Lessons learned from Take Two [27:27] Taking the lo…
 
Robert's foundational experiences growing up [3:03] His introduction to computers, how he got an internship at Bell Labs, and what he learned there [6:38] Why he studied chemical engineering [13:15] Working at Kraft and engineering macaroni and cheese [15:08] Why he moved to investing [18:12] How he realized that it made sense to do buyouts in ente…
 
What happened at Basecamp and could it have gone differently? [3:51] When did Basecamp turn into a 4B? [7:45] Why were buyouts a good policy for Basecamp and Coinbase? [10:26] Why not have a more moderate policy? [11:56] What makes something "political"? [14:45] What about when political issues have a personal impact on employees? [19:18] What happ…
 
CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchange Yadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon [Subscribe to the Podcast] On Apple Podcast: https://podcastsconnect.apple.com/my-podcasts For more podcasts, video and in-depth research go to https://www.vmware.com/cioBy VMware
 
What are red teams and blue teams? [2:03] How Cedric cracked Mac Gatekeeper [6:55] Apple's response [15:22] Cedric's craziest hack [19:24] Red team advice for the blue team [22:02] Audience Q&A [26:31] 🔐Breach of the Week 🔐looks at who got hacked, how it happened, and what it means for the industry. 🎙With hosts Joel de la Garza (a16z Security Opera…
 
They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but can you judge a cell by its shape? On this episode, host Lauren Richardson is joined by Maddison Masaeli (CEO and cofounder of Deepcell), and a16z general partner Vijay Pande (whose lab at Stanford focused on the development of novel computational methods for simulating biology), to discuss w…
 
On this episode of the a16z Bio Clubhouse Show, a16z general partners Vineeta Agarwala, Julie Yoo, Vijay Pande, and Jorge Conde talk to guest Shantanu Nundy, the Chief Medical Officer of Accolade. The conversation covers Dr. Nundy's new book, "Care After Covid: What the Pandemic Revealed Is Broken in Healthcare and How to Reinvent It", the next ste…
 
Why does it feel like there's a database for everything? [4:46] What is the actual use case and market for streaming? [9:34] How real is real time? [20:12] Can you do everything in SQL? [25:08] Is the future SQL extensions or does SQL become embedded in data frames? [40:19] Is database consolidation coming? How many different systems will we have? …
 
What is AI? [2:27] AI is statistics, not consciousness [7:05] Why then so much talk about the singularity? [12:12] AI breakthroughs and FAANGs [17:21] Building the AI toolchain [26:07] AI applications in bio and medicine [30:19] Ali's favorite AI use cases [34:35] What will AI do to jobs? [39:27] AI in 10 years [46:09] Snowflake, Databricks, data L…
 
In this episode: Melody McCloskey - CEO of StyleSeat, a booking platform that connects stylists and beauty professionals with clients. Since its founding in 2011, StyleSeat has powered 150 million beauty appointments and generated over $6.5 billion in revenue for beauty professionals. The company has created a loyal community of the country’s leadi…
 
Whether you have a category or not, you need to have a point of view, you need to be solving a problem, and you need to be solving it in a different way. ☝️ That's what Jennifer Johnson (aka JJ, the CMO of Amplitude) said when Tricia asked her if category design was right for every company. Spoiler alert: it's not. On this episode of CMO Conversati…
 
On this episode of the podcast, Patrick is joined by Josh Friedman, Senior Director of Research at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. Alnylam works on the discovery and development of RNA interference therapeutics; treatments for genetic diseases which work by ‘switching off’ the specific genes associated with a given condition. In this fifth episode of our …
 
On this episode of the a16z Bio Clubhouse Show, a16z general partners Julie Yoo and Jorge Conde, managing partner Scott Kupor, and market development partner Venkat Mocherla talk to guest Florian Otto, cofounder and CEO of Cedar. The conversation covers how to improve two of the trickiest aspect of healthcare: price transparency and patient engagem…
 
On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss ETH hits $3500, SquishChaos’ bullish ETH report, A16z raising $1bn for crypto fund, MetaMask crosses 5mn MAUs, OKEx announces Arbitrum support, Gnosis protocol v2 + Balancer and Polygon announces $150mn DeFi fund…
 
Neuroscientists have long been trying to determine what happens in the brain during sleep, but to date, they have overlooked a key player: astrocytes. These star-shaped cells were once thought to be the glue that held the brain together, but we are now beginning to appreciate their importance in a variety of brain functions. In this episode, host L…
 
Playing out against the backdrop of a global pandemic (including recent massive surges in regions around the world) is the news that came out a week ago that a candidate "malaria vaccine becomes first to achieve WHO-specified 75% efficacy goal”. While the findings are still in preprint with The Lancet, the resulting buzz and phrases quoted included…
 
Playing out against the backdrop of a global pandemic (including recent massive surges in regions around the world) is the news that came out a week ago that a candidate "malaria vaccine becomes first to achieve WHO-specified 75% efficacy goal”. While the findings are still in preprint with The Lancet, the resulting buzz and phrases quoted included…
 
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