48 min

Ben Horowitz on Building a Technology Company - Newton Series Classic Berkeley Innovation Podcast

    • Entrepreneurship

Episode #4

Newton Series Classic episode featuring renowned Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist Ben Horowitz. Andreessen Horowitz Co-Founder Ben Horowitz gave this Newton Lecture Series talk on campus at Berkeley on November 3rd, 2009, just four months after starting his new venture firm. In this episode, he shares his entrepreneurial journey, along with what his new firm was looking for in terms of entrepreneurs and companies in which to invest. 

00:30 - Episode Introduction

01:30 - Ben Horowitz introduction

02:40 - How to play Quarterback in the NFL

04:10 - Controversial Computer Science degree 

05:35 - Are you studying the right thing?

06:07 - The hilarious Warren Buffett

07:03 - Words of wisdom from the King of Pop, Michael Jackson

09:05 - What you need to build a new technology company

10:45 - Apple's Steve Jobs

14:17 - Story of Bernard Hopkins

15:10 - The second thing you need to build a new technology company

16:39 - How I became a CEO

20:30 - Story of America Online (AOL) to Loudcloud to Opsware 

27:49 - Bill Clinton & Lesson from Colin Powell

29:10 - Is it too late to start a tech company?

33:12 - How can someone from Harvard write something so stupid?

35:12 - Would you like to know why smart people are so stupid?

39:34 - All the value in tech companies & who VCs want to invest in

41:48 - Quality of the team

42:40 - Megalomaniacs

43:59 - Great opportunities

45:31 - The biggest challenge for entrepreneurs

46:43 - Even William from Twitter and Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook

48:02 - The biggest thing to building a company

Episode #4

Newton Series Classic episode featuring renowned Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist Ben Horowitz. Andreessen Horowitz Co-Founder Ben Horowitz gave this Newton Lecture Series talk on campus at Berkeley on November 3rd, 2009, just four months after starting his new venture firm. In this episode, he shares his entrepreneurial journey, along with what his new firm was looking for in terms of entrepreneurs and companies in which to invest. 

00:30 - Episode Introduction

01:30 - Ben Horowitz introduction

02:40 - How to play Quarterback in the NFL

04:10 - Controversial Computer Science degree 

05:35 - Are you studying the right thing?

06:07 - The hilarious Warren Buffett

07:03 - Words of wisdom from the King of Pop, Michael Jackson

09:05 - What you need to build a new technology company

10:45 - Apple's Steve Jobs

14:17 - Story of Bernard Hopkins

15:10 - The second thing you need to build a new technology company

16:39 - How I became a CEO

20:30 - Story of America Online (AOL) to Loudcloud to Opsware 

27:49 - Bill Clinton & Lesson from Colin Powell

29:10 - Is it too late to start a tech company?

33:12 - How can someone from Harvard write something so stupid?

35:12 - Would you like to know why smart people are so stupid?

39:34 - All the value in tech companies & who VCs want to invest in

41:48 - Quality of the team

42:40 - Megalomaniacs

43:59 - Great opportunities

45:31 - The biggest challenge for entrepreneurs

46:43 - Even William from Twitter and Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook

48:02 - The biggest thing to building a company

48 min

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