a16z Podcast
a16z Podcast
Andreessen Horowitz
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!
Cloud Wars, Company Wars, and Innovating Through Change
How do you transform and innovate as your company grows and matures, even as the underlying technology platforms shift? Michael Dell of Dell Technologies joins a16z's Martin Casado, Marc Andreessen, and Sonal Choksi to discuss.
Sep 7
53 min
How to Find Product-Market-Sales Fit
Getting to “product-market fit” is one of the key milestones for any startup. But for enterprise and B2B founders, product-market fit often requires a strong strategy around how you sell that product.
Sep 3
51 min
The Fintech Opportunity for Students and Gen Z
It’s back to school season, and student loans and education funding are top of mind. Beyond the policy debates, though, what is the opportunity for fintech to help students and other young people navigate their first big financial decisions? Mos founder Amira Yahyaoui joins the podcast to discuss financing college, banking for students, and more. Take our 3-minute listener survey for the chance to win a16z swag: future.com/survey
Aug 26
30 min
How to Make Better Decisions
How do you make a smart and logical decision when you don’t have all the facts – and probably never will? When and how do you decide to go against consensus opinion? Decision strategist and professional poker player Annie Duke joins the podcast to share frameworks for better decision-making.
Aug 19
45 min
Learning from Open Source Communities
While “community” is a common buzzword in everything from web3 to SaaS, community has long played a key role in the modern open source movement. Author Nadia Asparouhova joins to talk about her book, Working in Public: The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software, from Stripe Press.
Aug 11
47 min
The Art and Science of Moderating Discussions
Effectively moderating live discussions is for more than just podcasters and event hosts -- anyone who runs important meetings or communicates with large groups can benefit from the expert best practices of great moderation. This episode shares battle-tested frameworks, concrete tips, and more.
Aug 4
1 hr 3 min
Tiktok's Algorithm and Creativity Network Effects
"The algorithm" is a common buzzword in discussions about social media -- but how do algorithms actually drive product design today? In this deep dive episode from 2020 on the algorithm that powers TikTok, Eugene Wei discusses the "creativity network effects" behind TikTok, product design, the future of video, and more.
Jul 27
38 min
From Research to Startup, There and Back Again
From 2000 to 2016, it was the best of times and the worst of times for Silicon Valley -- and John Hennessy, as president of Stanford University during that time, was a key player in the Valley's ecosystem. Hennessy is joined by a16z's Marc Andreessen and Martin Casado to discuss going from academia to startups, leadership, and more.
Jul 21
55 min
Crisis Communications 101
Managing a crisis is more than a communications challenge -- it's a business challenge and an opportunity to change your culture. a16z's Margit Wennmachers and Kim Milosevich discuss crisis communications 101.
Jul 13
34 min
All About Synthetic Biology
With the field of synthetic biology -- which involves designing and engineering organisms to specific purposes -- exploding and driving both innovation and real-world impact from drug development to manufacturing and more, how did we get here? This episode digs deep with one of the pioneers of the synbio field.
Jul 6
36 min
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