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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 ...
 
The Thinking Crypto podcast consists of the most up to date crypto news and interviews with the folks who are building and investing in the crypto market. Episodes will cover the latest industry news, interviews, and analysis of cryptocurrencies and digital assets such as Bitcoin, Ripple XRP, Ethereum, Cardano ADA, VeChain, Chainlink, Tezos, Dogecoin and much more. Discussions will also touch on Blockchain adoption, digital currencies, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), tokenization, N ...
 
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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We kick off Season 9 with a classic: Part I of the a16z story. How did this brand new venture firm charge out of the gates in 2009, going from zero to disrupting the entire venture industry overnight? You probably know Marc & Ben's history with Netscape and Loudcloud/Opsware... but what about the Black Panthers, Nintendo 64, Al Gore, Doug Leone, Ma…
 
Despite its recent concerns about bitcoin’s environmental impact, Tesla hasn’t sold any more bitcoin. Elon Musk’s electric vehicle company reported no new sales or purchases of digital assets, according to its Q2 earnings presentation Monday. The company holds $1.3 billion in bitcoin. Filecoin and Hedera Hashgraph announce grant program to propel W…
 
This conversation centers on the arguments and findings of the a16z piece The Cost of Cloud, a Trillion Dollar Paradox. The Core Findings of The Cost of Cloud piece [5:22] Cloud is a significant part of COGS for public SaaS companies [8:38] Should you allocate engineers to reduce cloud cost or just focus on growth? [12:06] How much of a problem is …
 
A tropical storm threatens the Olympics, Kara enjoys being the Bad Girl of GETTR, and Friend of Pivot Eliot Brown explains how WeWork's Adam Neumann duped experienced investors, and kept his hair looking good at all times. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesBy New York Magazine
 
Bitcoin had a short squeeze and pumped to $40,000 before correcting to $37,000. Investment banking giant Goldman Sachs has filed an application with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Comission for an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that would offer exposure to public companies in decentralized finance and blockchain around the globe. Amazon has come out …
 
Given recent news of drug company settlements, calls to action, policy moves, and more, this episode is a rerun of one of our very early explainers (episode #4 of 16 Minutes, 2019) on the opioid crisis. Bio experts and a16z general partners Jorge Conde and Vijay Pande discuss on 16 Minutes (our shortform show where we discuss the headlines, tease a…
 
This is a big week for Ripple and XRP as former SEC official William Hinman will be deposed on Tuesday July 27th. The SEC's lawyers are taking on the statements from Commissioners Hester Pierce and Elad Roisman which could backfire on them. Amazon ‘definitely’ lining up Bitcoin payments and token, confirms insider. John Deaton Interview - https://y…
 
$10 Billion asset manager Stone Ridge Asset Management, the parent company of New York Digital Investment Group, or NYDIG, registers new Bitcoin fund with SEC. Edge Wealth Management LLC increased its exposure to Bitcoin by over 40% in Q2, buying more of GBTC shares. New Jersey’s pension fund chased crypto mining’s upside last quarter with multimil…
 
There's been a false dichotomy in technology and management lore over the past decade, between "brain" and "brawn", digital and physical, independence and interdependence, software culture versus industrial culture… or so observes Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer, former big-company executive, and startup founder Robert Siegel in his n…
 
Amazon is looking for a Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead as the internet giant progresses with plans to bring its payments systems into the crypto age. Hip hop artist Busta Rhymes tweeted that he owns Bitcoin and is looking into Ethereum. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis talk Ethereum and Crypto with Vitalik Buterin. Three times more Ameri…
 
Kara and Scott discuss Marjorie Taylor Greene's recent Twitter ban, Jack Dorsey's hopes for a bitcoin "world peace," and the "joyless" Olympics. Kara has high hopes for Jonathan Kanter, Biden's pick for the Justice Department's anti-trust division. Things look a little more glum for privacy after the Pegasus Project revelations. And in listener mai…
 
JPMorgan greenlights wealth management advisors to take crypto fund orders which is a big change from when Jamie Dimon called Bitcoin a fraud. Grayscale's Barry Silbert weighed in on the news and tweeted "It's actually pretty funny that JPMorgan ended up being the first big bank to allow their retail wealth management clients to invest in the Grays…
 
On today’s episode we are discussing the results and implications of a recent study that describes the creation of a new set of tools to turn off or on any region in the genome with high specificity. Host Lauren Richardson and a16z general partner Vijay Pande are joined by the senior author of the article, “Genome-wide programmable transcriptional …
 
Elon Musk speaking at the B Word conference today along with Cathie Wood and Jack Dorsey stated that he personally owns Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dogecoin and that SpaceX and Tesla both own Bitcoin. He also stated that while he may pump the crypto market he does not dump. 🔥 Sign Up with OkCoin https://www.okcoin.com/join?channelId=600073973 🚀 Get the …
 
Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX crypto exchange has raised the largest funding round in crypto history. The exchange’s $900 million Series B round included more than 60 investors with valuation of $18 billion. Cathie Wood's Ark Invest Bitcoin buying spree continued Monday as its $ARKW ETF added 310,000 Grayscale shares worth almost $8 million. Rothschild I…
 
Kara and Scott talk Robinhood's IPO, Netflix earnings, and Jeff Bezos' rocket ride. They also weigh in on the war of words between Facebook and President Biden, as well as the administration's stance on China and cyberattacks. And, Friend of Pivot Paxton Smith discusses the stringent Texas abortion bill that inspired her viral valedictorian speech.…
 
Bitfinex whales have now closed 65% of their Bitcoin shorts and longs are at an all time high signaling bears have capitulated and a breakout upwards for Bitcoin is coming. Grayscale's CEO Michael Sonnenshein went on CNBC to annouce their new DeFi fund and said a Bitcoin ETF is a matter of when not if. Green Bitcoin miner Iris Energy is raising $20…
 
This podcast is an excerpt. Follow the a16z Club to join conversations with tech founders, builders, and leaders live and in-full. Early days of a16z crypto [2:38] New crypto governance capabilities [16:34] How is the VC model different when investing in crypto? [22:24] Crypto regulation and the recent attempt at holiday rulemaking [29:49] Is anyon…
 
Attorney John Deaton discusses the ruling that former SEC official William Hinman must sit for a deposition which is a huge win for Ripple. John discusses three outcomes for the deposition and what he thinks may likely happen. In addition, we run through Hinman's 2018 speech on Ethereum not being a security and how Ripple's legal team can use parts…
 
We sit down with the hottest new protocol layer in crypto today: Solana, and its cofounder Anatoly Yakovenko, who is the CEO of Solana Labs. If you listened to our Ethereum episode or follow crypto even at a cursory level, you've likely heard of Solana and its ability to scale transactions thousands of times higher than Ethereum. And, unlike other …
 
Bitcoin is primed for a breakout upwards continuing the crypto bull according according to Fibonacci technical analysis and onchain data. Bitoin could potentially hit a price of $300,000 by the end of 2021. Boxer Mike Tyson and Hip Hop artist Busta Rhymes talk Bitcoin and Ethereum on Twitter. Michael Saylor doesn’t think Bitcoin is ‘going to be cur…
 
Bank of America, the second-largest bank in the U.S., has approved the trading of bitcoin futures for some clients, according to two people with knowledge of the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity. Germany’s third largest bank now offers savings plans involving bitcoin, ethereum, ripple xrp and other cryptocurrencies. Black Rock Petroleum C…
 
What makes a category? [0:37] The leading indicator? Everyone thinks you're crazy. [5:36] Can you create a category whole cloth? [7:02] How to create a category [12:05] The best category creation CEOs are product marketers [15:55] Category creation tactics: certification programs [18:54] Category creation tactics: persona-based storytelling [22:17]…
 
Kara and Scott talk what the big banks' quarterly earnings can tell us about economic recovery. They also discuss Senate Democrats' $3.5 trillion budget deal. In listener mail, we get a question about Apple and the niche search market. Scott has a prediction about space SPACs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Alexander Blum is the Cofounder and Managing Partner at Two Prime, a Digital Asset investment form with $100 Million of assets under management. Two Prime primarily invests in Bitcoin and Ethereum. Alex discussed the funds strategy, bitcoin price movements, bitcoin mining, crypto regulations, SEC Ripple XRP lawsuit and much more. https://twoprime.i…
 
Republican strategist John Feehery says "Bitcoin will soon become the reserve currency of the elite. It is perhaps the most sophisticated ledger of value ever developed in the history of the world." Compass Mining has signed a 20-year deal with nuclear fission startup Oklo under which Oklo will supply the bitcoin mining and hosting company with 150…
 
SPEAKERS (in order they are heard in the episode): Shannon Kelly, a16z Connie Chan, a16z Brandon Chu, VP Product and GM of Platform, Shopify D'Arcy Coolican, a16z Nait Jones, a16z Jess Lee, Cofounder and CEO, Modern Citizen Imran Khan, Co-founder and CEO, Verishop This is an excerpt from the a16z Clubhouse show People Behind the Product. To catch f…
 
Alex Mashinsky, CEO of Celsius Network, discusses what's new with Celsius, Crypto Market pull back and bull run, Bitcoin price prediction of $140,000 to $160,000, Ethereum Bitcoin Flippening, Elon Musk, El Salvador adopting Bitcoin, SEC Ripple XRP lawsuit and more. Visit https://celsius.network/ to learn more. https://twitter.com/CelsiusNetwork 🔥 S…
 
S&P Dow Jones Indices on Tuesday rolled out five new cryptocurrency index products, the first major expansion of its digital assets benchmarking tools since entering the market in May. Grayscale Investments Forges Agreement with BNY Mellon to Provide Asset Servicing and ETF Services for Grayscale Bitcoin Trust GBTC. Ethereum-based interoperability …
 
Kara and Scott talk about Biden's broad executive order aimed at stirring competition and limiting corporate dominance. They also discuss the regulations coming out of China that specifically call for data-rich companies to undergo security reviews before listing overseas. Then we are joined by NYT journalists, Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang, to h…
 
Whale Alert reported Coinbase has transferred 62 million XRP worth $38 million. With the Coinbase XRP movement and Elizabeth Warren giving SEC chair Gary Gensler until July 28th for crypto regulations some are speculating that July 28, XRP trading on Coinbase and other exchanges would resume. Growing demand from institutional investors has pushed F…
 
Money Week releases a FUD article signaling that Bitcoin and Crypto will lead to hyperinflation. South Korea's Woori Financial Group will provide direct Bitcoin and crypto custody to its customers. Woori is the fourth biggest bank in Korea and is the third major bank in the country to offer digital asset custody services. Anthony Scaramucci’s SkyBr…
 
Ripple's recent investment in Mintable represents an interesting development in the fast-growing NFT market and will open up more utility for XRP and the XRP Ledger. Ripple CEO tweets "Very cool to see how far NFT tech has come already (especially in comparison to my comic book collection growing up" in response to Ripple's investment in mintable. …
 
Pivot launches its Quarterly Review series, with a look back at the past two quarters and predictions of what's ahead. Kara and Scott discuss the biggest wins and fails of the year so far and check their prediction track record. They also get some forecasting from Friends of Pivot, including Congressman Ro Khanna, Lightshed Partners' Rich Greenfiel…
 
Bank of America has launched a new markets research team dedicated to cryptocurrencies according to a Bloomberg report. Neobank Monese is the latest fintech firm to explore crypto products. Mechanicville Hydroelectric is the oldest renewable energy facility in the world that’s still running, but it was nearly dismantled as it’s difficult to maintai…
 
Visa says crypto-linked card usage tops $1 billion in first half of 2021 and it's CFO Vasant Prabhu told CNBC, “We are doing a lot to create an ecosystem that makes cryptocurrency more usable and more like any other currency.” Former CFTC chair Timothy Massad says US should approve a Bitcoin ETF to enhance the market's "transparency and integrity."…
 
Alabama Congressman Barry Moore buys Dogecoin, Ethereum and Cardano. Allied Payment Network partners with NYDIG to provide community financial institutions with a secure alternative to unregulated entities for customers to access Bitcoin. $55 billion hedge fund Marshall Wace exploring investments in the Bitcoin sector. CoinShares, Europe’s largest …
 
Binance is facing regulatory hits from around the world with the latest from Barclays not allowing customers in the U.K. to transfer funds to Binance. Regulators are going after the wild west of the crypto market which started with Tether, Bitcoin Mining, Bitmex, and now Binance. Ukrainian e-bank plans to offer Bitcoin trading in July. Monobank is …
 
BitBoy Crypto Ben Armstrong is bullish on Ripple XRP and sees the price increasing in 2021. Ripple, the digital currency issuer behind the XRP token, has hired Mastercard executive Sendi Young as managing director of its European operations. Bitcoin's next price target could be $45,000. The number of coins held by whale entities – clusters of addre…
 
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