a16z Podcast: The Rise of the CCO

There’s a new C-level role in town: the CCO, or Chief Customer Officer. This episode (based on a previous event) is all about the rise of this new role, why it’s so important — and what the actual scope and …

UnitedMasters

Dinner with Anna Wintour, racing with Anja Rubik
I told you muthaf*ckers it was more than the music
–Kanye West, “Cold

Nearly 30 years ago Steve Stoute saw something that changed his life: He went to see RunDMC …

a16z Podcast: How Founders Hire a VP of Product

Hiring a VP of Product can almost feel like handing over your baby to someone else to hold — especially as the founder of the company, observes a16z executive talent team partner Caroline Horn in an event on the topic …

a16z Podcast: Putting AI in Medicine, in Practice

There’s been a lot of talk about technology — and AI, deep learning, and machine learning specifically — finally reaching the healthcare sector. But AI in medicine isn’t actually new; it’s actually been there since the 1960s. And yet we …

The First Rule of Leadership

I don’t want you to be me
you should just be you
—Chance The Rapper, “Wanna Be Cool

In 1993, the professional basketball player Charles Barkley famously said: “I am not a role model. Just because I dunk …