a16z Podcast: All Things Compensation

Compensation is a topic near and dear to most everyone’s heart… but what does compensation actually mean? What does it include, and what does it not? How do you compete in an intensely competitive environment, while balancing your company’s real …

a16z Podcast: Construction Under Tech — The Build

Continuing our series on how tech is changing construction — one of the industries most resistant to change (and facing declining productivity) — this episode of the a16z Podcast looks at what happens when you go from planning to actually …

a16z Podcast: Tech Under Construction: Flows

By definition, construction has been one of the ‘brick-and-mortar’ industries most resistant to innovation and change over the last decades. So how are new technologies beginning to transform the most brick-and-mortar of the brick-and-mortar industries?

This conversation with Tracy Young, …

Camp4

Biology is elegant, but it’s rarely simple. Following the completion of the $3 billion Human Genome Project in the early 2000s, scientists were surprised to discover that the human genome contained only 20,000 or so genes, accounting for less than …

FlyHomes

“You can observe a lot just by watching.”

—Yogi Berra

David Ricardo was born in the late 18th century, and along with Adam Smith was one of the most influential early economists, pioneering the term “comparative advantage.” A plumber is

a16z Podcast: Autonomy in Service

We now live in a world where connecting the dots between intel and modeling threats has become infinitely more complex: not only is the surface area to protect larger than ever, but the entry points and issues are more diverse

a16z Podcast: Breaking Into Bio

Whether you’re an academic seeking to move out of research and into industry, or simply interested in working at a bio startup, this episode of the a16z Podcast is for you. It covers everything from how to build a brand …

a16z Video: Shifting Risk Mindsets, from Tech to Bio

What challenges do first-time founders or tech founders encounter when building companies in the bio space, and how does it differ from traditional tech companies? In this hallway-style conversation, a16z bio team partners — including general partners Jorge Conde and …

a16z Video: Eroom’s Law

watch time: 4 minutes

Moore’s Law transformed computing through decreased costs, but Eroom’s Law — “Moore” spelled backwards — is the opposite: Much of the costs in bio (drugs etc.) have been exponentially increasing in cost. So where do the …

a16z Video: What to Make of Consolidation in Healthcare?

watch time: 8 minutes

Healthcare headlines have been all around consolidation in the industry: Walmart and Humana; Aetna and CVS; Amazon, JP Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway.

In this hallway-style conversation, a16z bio team partners — Jorge Conde and Vijay Pande, …

a16z Video: When (and How) Biology Becomes Engineering

watch/listen time: 22 minutes

Hypothesis, test, revise — that’s science. Engineering, however, doesn’t quite go that way: You have parts you know and understand (like legos), and then you use those parts to design and build something (like bridges). But …

a16z Podcast: Improv’ing Leadership

Leadership is not just about management, but about passion, a bit of humor, and resilience. General partner Peter Levine and Dick Costolo (entrepreneur, former CEO of Twitter, and erstwhile comedian) share their thoughts on the topic in this episode of …

a16z Podcast: How to Live Longer and Better

Even without a mythical fountain of youth, scientific advances have already dramatically increased how long humans live. But those advances to date have also largely been due to lower mortality rates, less infectious disease, and better nutrition. So when will …

Beyond a Zero-Sum Game: Tech Innovation and China

watch time: 17 minutes

“Everyone loves to see a good fight”, observes a16z partner Connie Chan, so the world — and countless media covers across decades — often pit the us vs. them narrative of “China vs. the U.S.” as …

a16z Podcast: The State of Security

Given the heated discussions around security and the c-word (“cyber”), it’s hard to figure out what the actual state of the industry is. And clearly it’s not just an academic exercise — it is a matter of both business survival …

a16z Podcast: The Self-Flying Camera

Now that we’ve finally reached the age of the truly autonomous commercial small drone — and in this case, a self-flying camera — what happens when you take the pilot out of the loop? And what becomes possible that wasn’t …