How To Raise Money From A Venture Investor

a16z | 18 July 2019 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with a16z Managing Partner Scott Kupor sharing actionable fundraising advice based on his experience of seeing thousands of startup pitches and working on all of a16z’s investments. The second of a three-part series drawing on his book Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It.

A Mortgage for A Cure

a16z | 30 May 2019 | 0h 33m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with economist Andrew Lo discussing how to place an economic value on medicinal cures like gene and cell therapies, who should pay for what, and how. Also discusses the economics and risk of drug discovery and development and how markets might function more like biological systems than anything else.

Five Open Problems Toward Building a Blockchain Computer

a16z | 16 May 2019 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Frank Chen discussing five challenging problems the cryptocurrency community is trying to solve to enable blockchain computing: scaling decentralized computing; scaling decentralized storage; scaling decentralized networks; establishing trusted identities and reputation; and establishing trusted governance models.

Innovating in Bets

a16z | 8 May 2019 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Annie Duke, author of Thinking in Bets in conversation with Marc Andreessen and Sonal Chokshi. Concrete examples and advice about improved decision making, particularly in a venture capital context.

Talent, Tech Trends, and Culture

a16z | 29 December 2018 | 0h 38m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with venture capitalists Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. Covers their relationship; the evolution of VC and “talent as a network”; and where are we right now on industries being affected by tech (such as retail) and tech trends (such as virtual reality, augmented reality and wearables).

Beyond Zero-Sum Thinking in the Game of Tech and Life

a16z | 6 September 2018 | 0h 42m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Innovation author Steven B. Johnson interviews Ben Horowitz and Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz. Interesting through out. Perspectives on Silicon Valley history, decisionmaking, the importance of widespread employee stock ownership, blockchain, prospects for technological disruption in education and health, AI, and the role of zero-sum thinking in opposition to free trade and technology.