a16z Podcast

The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future – especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This podcast is produced by Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Multiple episodes are released every week; visit a16z.com for more details and to sign up for our newsletters and other content as well!


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episode 558: SaaS Go-to-Upmarket

It's easier to move upmarket than down. We look at why this gives SaaS startups the advantage against incumbents and how to price for the move.



episode 557: New Fan Engagement Models for Athletes and Influencers

Today’s episode is about a practical application of crypto — namely, the way it can “tokenize” fandom. More broadly, it’s about fan engagement, and the increasingly blurred lines between sports, culture and tech.  We talked to NBA player Spencer Dinwiddie, of the Brooklyn Nets. Spencer created a new platform on the crypto blockchain Ethereum that gives fans the opportunity to invest directly in his revenue-generating potential, through debt securities...



episode 556: Don't Call it a Brain in a Dish!

with @PascaStanford, @VijayPande, and @omnivorousread Our understanding of the human brain and its disorders has always been limited by our lack of access to living, human, developing brain tissue. For the first time, that's changing. In this episode, Sergiu Pasca, Professor of Behavioral Science at Stanford, talks with a16'z General Partner Vijay Pande and Hanne Tidnam about the wild new tech that's pioneering a whole new approach to understanding the brain: brain organoids...



episode 555: Pandemics: Early Detection, Networks, Spreaders

with @nachristakis @jorgecondebio Going from rapid warning to early detection through social network sensors can make all the difference when it comes to contagion/ the spread of disease and pandemics. Can we get public health bio surveillance without sacrificing privacy and agency?



episode 554: Podcasting and the Future of Audio

with @nwquah @conniechan and @smc90 This (rerun) podcast is a podcast about podcasting: But it's really all about audio...



episode 553: Growth in Turbulent Times

In normal times, every company operates against some hypothetical growth model—a data-driven framework that describes how your product grows and how you acquire new users. These, of course, are not normal times. In the fallout from the pandemic, most founders and CEOs are in the process of completely revamping their growth models from the bottom up amid new and unpredictable consumer behavior...



episode 552: Journal Club: Using CRISPR to Prevent Coronavirus and Influenza Infection

with @vijaypande, @andy23tran, and @lr_bio a16z Journal Club covers a new approach for preventing coronavirus and influenza infection using the genome editing platform CRISPR-Cas.



episode 550: What's Next in Gaming

John Riccitiello, CEO of the game software development company Unity Technologies, discusses the rise of esports and streaming, the potential of cloud gaming, and far-reaching applications for game technology.



episode 551: Undruggable Drugs

with @jaybrander, @JorgeCondeBio, @omnivorousread A deep dive into the world of drug development—specifically "undruggable drugs": a category of protein, protein family or even piece of RNA that’s so difficult to target that many researchers don’t even want to touch it—with Jay Bradner, President of the Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research.



episode 549: The Next Generation of Cultural Influencers in Tech

This episode—which originally took place as a live event—is a conversation between Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner and a16z Cultural Leadership Fund partner Chris Lyons.