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 641: Play-to-Earn Gaming and How Work is Evolving in Web3


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episode 640: On container ships, supply chains, and the physical world


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episode 639: Crypto Security and the New Web3 Mindsets for Users


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episode 638: Cloud Wars and Company Wars: Play Nice But Win


with @michaeldell @martin_casado @pmarca @smc90 It's rare to see a company go public then private then back to public again, as Dell Technologies did -- and which also pulled off one of the most epic mergers of all time with Dell + EMC + VMWare...


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episode 637: Uncontrolled Spread: Science, Policy, Institutions, Infrastructure


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episode 635: NFT Use Cases, Today and Tomorrow


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