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The a16z Podcast discusses trends, news, and the future of a world being shaped by technology, 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 that invests in entrepreneurs building the next great consumer and enterprise companies. Multiple podcasts are released every week and sometimes on weekends; visit a16z.com for more details.

The a16z Podcast discusses trends, news, and the future of a world being shaped by technology, 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 that invests in entrepreneurs building the next great consumer and enterprise companies. Multiple podcasts are released every week and sometimes on weekends; visit a16z.com for more details.
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The a16z Podcast discusses trends, news, and the future of a world being shaped by technology, 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 that invests in entrepreneurs building the next great consumer and enterprise companies. Multiple podcasts are released every week and sometimes on weekends; visit a16z.com for more details.

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English


Episodes

a16z Podcast: Revisiting the Gene

1/9/2018
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The complete sequencing of the human genome is one of the most powerful examples of technology and science in action: We've gone from needing $3 billion and over 13 years to read a single human genome to today, to where we can do that same amount of work for about $1,000 in roughly 2 days -- and the price will only continue to drop. But beyond pricing, what does understanding the gene -- and moving from the sequencing layer to the applications layer -- mean to us; what new questions arise...

Duration: 00:15:02


a16z Podcast: Community and Culture, Online

1/5/2018
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We’re so used to thinking of “community” as our friends, families, and neighbors. But what a community is, and who it is made of, has changed thanks to the internet, and without our noticing it. What happens when online communities -- really, new subcultures -- form primarily around interests, not just personal relationships? Featuring VP of Product at Reddit Alex Le, CEO of Rabbit Michael Temkin, and CEO and co-founder of HVMN Geoffrey Woo -- in conversation with a16z general partner Chris...

Duration: 00:20:17


a16z Podcast: Fintech for the People

12/19/2017
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New fintech companies are democratizing access to financial services in different and profound ways: whether that's no longer waiting two weeks for a paycheck, making the service of food stamps more efficient, or enabling anyone with a smartphone in developing countries to create small businesses. But what these also all also have in common -- besides a more inclusive approach to finance -- is in some way fundamentally changing the way our financial system has worked. Moderated by Angela...

Duration: 00:17:50


a16z Podcast: Trends in Cryptocurrencies

12/19/2017
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The internet, believe it or not, was just the beginning. Yes, it’s spawned an incredible number of uses (some unexpected), from marketplaces and commerce to publishing and social networks... but that’s all been built with old models of funding and coordination. Now, as we enter a new phase of blockchain-enabled innovation -- decentralized, distributed, crowdfunded -- we’re finally bringing capitalism to open source: Smart people can come together in new ways, to build new things. In this...

Duration: 00:22:15


a16z Podcast: The $200 PC in the Enterprise

12/19/2017
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What capabilities do enterprise companies really want from their computers? Twenty years ago, those capabilities might've been bundled into a mainframe. Ten years ago, it might've been the PC. Today, as more and more businesses rely on devices that need only browsers/ internet connectivity, what will the "$200 box" sitting at an employee workstation look like? In this hallway-style episode of the a16z Podcast, Benedict Evans and Steven Sinofsky discuss how tech devices evolve for the...

Duration: 00:32:56


a16z Podcast: Of Governors and Mayors

12/14/2017
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Many of the big tech policy issues of the day play out more so at the state and local level, not just federal level. The decisions that cities and states make every day -- from autonomous vehicles to bike sharing -- may therefore end up setting the stage for broader government policies around new tech. But where do "politics" come in for these policy decisions? Many tech policies are in fact bi-partisan or even non-partisan, argue the guests on this episode of the a16z Podcast -- Governor...

Duration: 00:11:59


a16z Podcast: Taking the Pulse on Bio

12/13/2017
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As the disciplines of biology and engineering become more and more entwined, what new approaches, ideas, concepts, and businesses become possible? What impact does AI and machine learning have on diagnostics and therapeutics? What new modalities of drugs might we see -- or changes in the way new products go to market? This conversation between all members of a16z's bio team -- General Partners Vijay Pande and Jorge Conde, Malinka Walalliyadde, and (interviewed by) Jeffrey Low -- takes the...

Duration: 00:28:36


a16z Podcast: Scaling Healthcare

12/13/2017
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No matter how grand a vision for a particular industry, disruption in practice is hard. This is especially true in industries like healthcare, which have long been resistant to software-driven change. But sometimes you can innovate within the bounds of the industry, using those very constraints to move it forward -- whether it’s understanding and working with the early adopters in healthcare to focusing on the bottomline. This conversation -- recorded at our recent a16z Summit in November...

Duration: 00:18:51


a16z Podcast: Market Shifts

12/10/2017
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NASDAQ CEO Adena Friedman runs one of the world's largest financial services companies, including the NASDAQ stock exchange that's home to more than 3,500 listed companies. They were also the creator of the world's first electronic stock market. Yet how does the company adapt to technology trends today, such as the blockchain? How does it deal with other headwinds in its business, from fewer listed companies to trends in passive vs. active investing? Based on a conversation that was recorded...

Duration: 00:34:14


a16z Podcast: On Data and Data Scientists in the Age of AI

12/5/2017
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Data, data, everywhere, nor any drop to drink. Or so would say Coleridge, if he were a big company CEO trying to use A.I. today -- because even when you have a ton of data, there's not always enough signal to get anything meaningful from AI. Why? Because, "like they say, it's 'garbage in, garbage out' -- what matters is what you have in between," reminds Databricks co-founder (and director of the RISElab at U.C. Berkeley) Ion Stoica. And even then it's still not just about data operations,...

Duration: 00:09:41


a16z Podcast: AI, from 'Toy' Problems to Production

12/1/2017
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When you have “a really hot, frothy space” like AI, even the most basic questions — like what is it good for, how do you make sure your data is in shape, and so on — aren’t answered. This is just as true for the companies eager to adopt the technology and get into the space, as it is for those building companies around that space, observes Joe Spisak, Head of Partnerships at Amazon Web Services. “People treat it like magic,” adds a16z general partner Martin Casado. This magical realism is...

Duration: 00:34:19


a16z Podcast: The Rise of the CCO

11/17/2017
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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 function of the role should be. a16z's Matt Levy, partner on the exec talent team, discusses with (CCOs all) Allison Pickens of Gainsight; Krista Anderson-Copperman from Okta; and Hatima Shafique from Databricks why it is that the Chief Customer Officer is becoming more prevalent...

Duration: 00:25:22


a16z Podcast: How Founders Hire a VP of Product

11/10/2017
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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 this podcast conversation is based on. Featuring Vijay Balasubramaniyan, founder/CEO of Pindrop; Shishir Mehrotra, founder and CEO of Coda; Gokul Rajaram, Production Engineering Lead at Square; and Alan Schaaf, founder/CEO of Imgur -- and moderated by general partner Martin...

Duration: 00:29:55


Putting AI in Medicine, in Practice

11/3/2017
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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 didn’t see it effect a true change, or even become a real part our doctor’s offices -- let alone routine healthcare services. So: what's different now? And what does AI in medicine look like, practically speaking, whether it's ensuring the best data,...

Duration: 00:29:38


a16z Podcast: The Why Behind the Weird

10/31/2017
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Author and professor at George Mason University, Peter Leeson describes himself as not just an economist but as a "collector of curiosa." In his latest book, WTF?! An Economic Tour of the Weird, Leeson looks at just that -- the strangest beliefs, superstitions and rituals humankind has engaged in -- and using economics, uncovers the incentives and rational behavior that makes them, well, make a whole lot more sense. In this Halloween Special, Leeson and a16z's Hanne Tidnam dive into the...

Duration: 00:27:49


a16z Podcast: Revenge of the Algorithms (Over Data)... Go! No?

10/22/2017
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There are many reasons why we’re in an “A.I. spring” after multiple “A.I. winters” — but how then do we tease apart what’s real vs. what’s hype when it comes to the (legitimate!) excitement about artificial intelligence and machine learning? Especially when it comes to the latest story of computers beating games, which has played a critical role in advancing machine intelligence, and continues to capture our imagination… whether it’s AI winning Texas Hold’em poker or beating the world...

Duration: 00:40:06


a16z Podcast: Platforming the Future

10/13/2017
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In this "hallway conversation," Tim O'Reilly and a16z Partner Benedict Evans discuss how we make sense of the most recent wave of new technologies --- technologies that are perhaps more transformative than any we've seen before -- and how we think about the capabilities they might have that we haven't yet even considered. Founder of O'Reilly Media, Tim O'Reilly has seen more than one wave of new tech make an impact over the last three decades in Silicon Valley. But this time, O'Reilly...

Duration: 00:34:05


a16z Podcast: A New Lab Rises

10/12/2017
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We've already talked quite a bit about the Algorithms, Machines, and People lab at U.C. Berkeley (AMPLab) -- all about making sense of big data -- but what happens when the entire world moves towards artificial intelligence -- and the need to make intelligent decisions on that data? That's where the new RISElab (Real-time Intelligence Secure Execution) there comes in. And what is a good "decision", exactly? Beyond the existential question of all that? In this episode of the a16z Podcast...

Duration: 00:28:57


a16z Podcast: Mindsets for Engineering Biology

10/5/2017
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Head of the largest bioengineering lab in the world, former chairman of the FDA and one of the few recipients of the National Medals of Science and of Technology and Innovation, Bob Langer's work has spanned multiple fields and settings and has been applied across numerous fields, from pharmaceutical to chemical, biotechnology to medical device companies. What does it mean to move across disciplines like this, from science to engineering, both in the lab and into the field? In this...

Duration: 00:28:34


a16z Podcast: Why Crypto Matters

9/28/2017
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with Chris Dixon and Fred Ehrsam We've already talked about why bitcoin matters. But as the set of cryptocurrencies -- and networks and "tokens" enabled by the underlying blockchain -- grow (Ethereum being one of the fastest-growing ones), where do we go from here? How do we tease apart the signal from the noise, given all the buzz out there; what's the big picture? In this episode of the a16z Podcast, general partner Chris Dixon and Fred Ehrsam (computer scientist, former Goldman Sachs...

Duration: 00:34:43

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