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!
Mining the Data for Cobalt
With increased demand for better batteries, cobalt has become one of the most important metals on the planet. Kobold Metals co-founder and CEO Kurt House, John Thompson of Cornell, and a16z general partner Connie Chan join Hanne Winarsky in discussing why this happened and how technology is rapidly changing the age-old mining industry.
Applying AI in B2B
While new generative AI models like DALL-E 2 and Imagen have recently brought broader awareness and excitement to the space, AI is already changing how we work and the software we use across the enterprise. People.AI founder and CEO Oleg Rogynskyy and a16z partner Peter Lauten discuss, in this episode from 2019.
More from Less: The Environment, Capitalism, and Technology
In times of great uncertainty, it can help to examine the longer arc of innovation and where we are headed. MIT economist and best-selling author Andrew McAfee joins Marc Andreessen and Sonal Choksi to discuss the case for why human progress and growth doesn't have to be in conflict with preserving our environment and resources.
Blockchains, crypto, & web3: Connections, models, more
In this crossover episode from new show "web3 with a16z", a16z general partners Chris Dixon and Ali Yahya and a16z crypto head of research Tim Roughgarden, with host Sonal Choksi, set context and discuss the connections between blockchain, crypto, and web3, as well as how lessons from earlier eras of the web do and don't apply to the current moment.
Crypto, an Oral Essay
In this special “innovation overview” episode from April 2021, the a16z crypto team and other experts give a primer on crypto and web3, starting from the basics of crypto and how it works to more recent innovations and beyond -- all through the lens of an oral essay.
Stories of Startup Survival Mode
The story of startups is often a story of survival. What do you do when the markets go down? When your biggest customer churns? When your big product launch falls flat? Ben Horowitz and Jason Rosenthal share stories and lessons learned from doing whatever they could to help their companies survive in hard times.
Love Web3 related content!
Really enjoy the guests on the show!
The style of editing is a little unnatural and anxious though.
Annie Duke review - pandering
Annie I love your book but OMG when I heard you speak with that valley girl upspeak I had a hard time listening to your important ideas. I guess you adopted that speech pattern to fit in with the SF crowed but I found it beneath your status. Andreessen does not talk that way.
Minus one star for the pandering.
Great show, fascinating guests! 💥
No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend a16z enough. 🙌