a16z Podcast: B2B2C

When it comes to B2B2C business models — which combine both business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) — who really “owns” the customer? That question might not matter as much in more symbiotic, mutually beneficial marketplaces and …

On B2B2C Business Models

CEO of an enterprise company: it takes forever to close deals and I have to design for the corporate check-signer and not for end-users! I wish I could iterate and get customers more quickly!

CEO of a consumer company: Google

a16z Podcast: Shifting Risk Mindsets

What challenges do first-time founders or tech founders encounter when building companies in the bio space, and how do they differ from traditional tech companies? In this hallway-style conversation (originally recorded as a video), a16z bio team partners — including …

An Introduction to Crypto

watch time: 21 minutes

From the quest for digital money and history of bitcoin, to the emergence of ethereum and smart contracts, this presentation/video provides an introduction to crypto(currencies, tokens, and networks). The talk was originally delivered as part of …

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 …

When Innovation and Capital Go Global: On CFIUS & FIRRMA

We’re struggling as a country to maintain our long-standing global leadership in technological innovation. Twenty years ago, the U.S. accounted for 90% of global venture capital; that number has fallen to 53%. Today, the U.S. market cap of publicly traded …