a16z Podcast: The Business of Continual Change

Every large company — especially ones that have been around for a long time — goes through multiple cycles of change. But how do you know where to go next, and when, and how? The management literature is full of …

a16z Podcast: How Tech is Changing Investing

As people begin to gain access to information that was previously left to only trained specialists, a new set of asset classes are being created — and they are changing the way we think about everything from banking to customizing …

Andrew Chen

“I’m a fuckin’ genius, Jimmy Neutron”
—Soulja Boy, “The Best”

Back in 2007 when Marc and I were angel investors, we read everything we could on the emerging techniques for building products and companies. We were hungry for any information …

Overtime

The professional sports business is at a crossroads.

The biggest revenue stream for the major sports leagues is, by far, media — primarily television. Recent decades have seen an explosion in broadcast rights fees. Take, for example, the NFL’s revenue …

a16z Podcast: The Evolution of Payments

The battle between every startup and incumbent comes down to whether the startup gets distribution before the incumbent gets innovation, oft observes a16z general partner Alex Rampell. But how does this play out when most of the players, big and …

Crypto Canon

Here’s a list — building on and including Chris’ last roundup — of crypto readings and resources. It’s organized from building blocks and basics; foundations (& history); and key concepts and beginners’ guides — followed by specific topics such as …

Lars

When Lars joined our firm, nobody was more excited about it than me as
I wrote here. That excitement proved to be warranted in so many ways as
Lars brought a perspective and a vibrance that we had not …

a16z Podcast: When Is VR’s iPhone Moment?

There was a lot of hype about VR ad then it seemed to go pretty quiet. So where are we right now? Bigscreen founder Darshan Shankar and a16z general partner Chris Dixon take the pulse on VR, AR, and mixed …

a16z Podcast: All about Bike Sharing

There’s a new wave of bike-sharing in town. And this wave looks a little different than previous waves — from docked rows of government-funded bikes to dockless fleets of bicycles where users can find and unlock bikes through GPS from …

The Next 3 Billion in Financial Services

watch time: 21 minutes

Traditional banking services have fallen flat for an enormous segment of the population — whether because they’re “unbanked,” or because the state of those services makes it even more expensive to be poor. Why are so …