a16z Live

Andreessen Horowitz

Conversations on Clubhouse and beyond -- to capture and share many of the live discussions and events featuring, hosted, or co-hosted by a16z partners (with outside voices too).

Many of these different discussions and events take place on the social audio/ drop-in chat app Clubhouse; to attend those in real time or sign up for the app please visit joinclubhouse.com.

Announcing a16z Live
Trailer 1 min 23 sec

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What are you doing with real world data? [1:39]How valuable is real world data? [7:24]How and where do we need shared data infrastructure? [16:37]Can real world data be used for clinical decision support? [20:40]Are diagnostic companies becoming the data aggregator layer? [26:52]What will define the core competency of academic medical centers (AMCs)? [30:35] How could drug manufacturers use real world data?  [33:58]For more on the digital health, visit a16z.com/digital-health-builders. And for more great a16z Bio shows on Clubhouse, follow the a16z bio club.

Nov 14

39 min 2 sec

Who is your "B" and who is your "C"? [2:02]Why did they choose B2C2B? [6:36]How did they craft their enterprise story? [11:42]Does going B2C2B increase CAC (customer acquisition costs)? [16:56]Three things to build an enterprise story around [22:26]How did their choice of B2C2B impact investor conversations? [34:23]What mix of consumer vs. healthcare talent did they need? [40:42] For more on the new digital health go-to-market, visit a16z.com/digital-health-builders. And for more great a16z Bio shows on Clubhouse, follow the a16z bio club.

Oct 29

54 min 22 sec

This is an excerpt from the a16z Clubhouse show One on One with A and Z, where a16z cofounders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz answer questions on tech trends, company building, and more. To catch full live episodes of the show, follow the a16z Club on Clubhouse. 

Oct 18

19 min 24 sec

Indra didn't plan her career -- and that was a good thing [2:15]The personal tradeoffs of professional success [4:24]Deciding between a job at GE and PepsiCo [7:27]Rising up the ranks of PepsiCo [12:13]Transitioning PepsiCo to healthier foods... and doing well by doing good [16:34]Management hack: writing letters to parents [19:04] "Performance with Purpose" -- what is it and why does it matter? [22:15]Work-life balance requires tradeoffs [23:24]Meeting Steve Jobs and learning the power of design [31:02]The loneliness of leadership [33:15]This is an excerpt from the Good Time Show on  Clubhouse. To catch full live episodes of the show, follow the a16z Club on Clubhouse. 

Oct 6

38 min 17 sec

This is an excerpt from the a16z Clubhouse show One on One with A and Z, where a16z cofounders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz answer questions on tech trends, company building, and more. To catch full live episodes of the show, follow the a16z Club on Clubhouse. 

Sep 28

14 min 22 sec

The early days of Zimrides [2:08]Driving early virality [7:56]Competing with Uber [15:47]Why they took political stances [27:03]Managing through the pandemic [38:09]The future focus for Lyft -- autonomous vehicles and the end of car ownership [42:50]Follow the a16z Club to join conversations with tech founders, builders, and leaders live and in-full.

Sep 8

51 min 38 sec

An overview of diabetes Type 1 and Type 2 [2:58]Thinking beyond Type 1 and Type 2 [6:58]New treatment options: stem cells, continuous glucose monitoring [14:19]What's the timeline on stem cell therapies? [17:15]Therapies for controlling, rather than curing, diabetes [23:52]The current technology challenges to treating diabetes [29:52]The challenges in education and access [35:41]This is an excerpt from the a16z Bio show on Clubhouse, where we explore all the ways that biology is technology. To catch full episodes of the show, follow the a16z Club on Clubhouse.

Sep 3

52 min 6 sec

Founding story of Nautilus [1:43]Why was the Nautilus approach to proteomics a breakthrough? [6:12]Why a startup instead of academic research? [9:57]How to pick a good cofounder (it's not that different from choosing a spouse) [15:32]Advice for academic founders: how to work with VCs  [21:14]The tipping points of scale & the challenges of finding good talent  [25:17]Is proteomics really a gamechanger? [30:49]How is Nautilus bringing it to market? [34:17]What Nautilus can learn from Illumina and genomics [37:32]Looking ahead to the next 10 years [41:26]This is an excerpt from the a16z Bio show on Clubhouse, where we explore all the ways that biology is technology. To catch full episodes of the show, follow the a16z Club on Clubhouse.

Aug 31

43 min 50 sec

This is an excerpt from the a16z Clubhouse show One on One with A and Z, where a16z cofounders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz answer questions on tech trends, company building, and more live . To catch full episodes of the show, follow the a16z Club on Clubhouse.  

Aug 25

18 min 37 sec

The MSCI origin story [1:07]How does an index get constructed? [6:51]How do you keep an index accurate? [11:42]MSCI business model... how do they get paid? [16:27]MSCI, competition, and why not an open source index? [23:14]ESG and investment objectives [27:00]ESG disclosure frameworks and the role of government in ESG [32:50]Defining ESG [34:44]MSCI, crypto, and other asset classes [42:55]Why an index business instead of principal investing? [51:09]Follow the a16z Club to join conversations with tech founders, builders, and leaders live and in-full.

Aug 23

56 min 55 sec

SPEAKERS:Aarthi Ramamurthy, international, ClubhouseDonnie Dinch, founder and CEO, BitskiGabby Dizon, cofounder, Yield Guild GamesJarrod Dicker, operating partner, TCGJesse Walden, founder, Variant FundJon Lai, principal, a16zPacky McCormick, founder, Not BoringSriram Krishnan, general partner, a16zTwobadour, founder, MetapurseJustin “3LAU” Blau, producer and musicianoriginally aired on Clubhouse  https://twitter.com/sriramk/status/1422987628958208007

Aug 18

59 min 54 sec

This conversation centers on the arguments and findings of the a16z piece The Cost of Cloud, a Trillion Dollar Paradox. The Core Findings of The Cost of Cloud piece [5:22]Cloud is a significant part of COGS for public SaaS companies [8:38]Should you allocate engineers to reduce cloud cost or just focus on growth? [12:06]How much of a problem is not knowing cloud spend? [15:56]The tradeoff between focusing cost and engineering resources [19:33]Should large public SaaS companies repatriate? [23:41]Performance  matters -- it's not all about cost [31:55]Is all the talent for running data centers at the Google, AWS, and Azure? [37:46]Will the cloud feature set become commoditized? [44:57]Cloud oligopoly and market dynamics [50:39]Follow the a16z Club to join conversations with tech founders, builders, and leaders live and in-full.

Jul 27

58 min 32 sec

This podcast is an excerpt. Follow the a16z Club to join conversations with tech founders, builders, and leaders live and in-full.Early days of a16z crypto [2:38]New crypto governance capabilities [16:34]How is the VC model different when investing in crypto? [22:24]Crypto regulation and the recent attempt at holiday rulemaking [29:49]Is anyone effectively regulating crypto? [34:15]How do you start working in crypto? [36:58]What problems should crypto founders work on? [43:51]Identity, crypto, and the future of social networks [45:15]Centralized vs. decentralized: the battle for the internet [48:17]

Jul 19

51 min 30 sec

What makes a category? [0:37]The leading indicator? Everyone thinks you're crazy. [5:36]Can you create a category whole cloth? [7:02]How to create a category [12:05]The best category creation CEOs are product marketers [15:55]Category creation tactics: certification programs [18:54]Category creation tactics: persona-based storytelling [22:17]Is there a repeatable way to make a category? [25:35]The role of the CTO and product teams in creating the message [29:22]How do you structure product marketing? [45:16]This is an excerpt from the a16z Clubhouse show a16z Infra. To catch full episodes of the show, follow the a16z Club on Clubhouse. 

Jul 16

49 min 49 sec

SPEAKERS (in order they are heard in the episode):Shannon Kelly, a16zConnie Chan, a16zBrandon Chu, VP Product and GM  of Platform, ShopifyD'Arcy Coolican, a16zNait Jones, a16zJess Lee, Cofounder and CEO, Modern CitizenImran Khan, Co-founder and CEO, VerishopThis is an excerpt from the a16z Clubhouse show People Behind the Product. To catch full episodes of the show, follow the a16z Club on Clubhouse. 

Jul 14

19 min 2 sec

The origins of growth hacking [1:20]Brand building vs. growth hacking? [13:58]Where does growth fit into the organization?  [31:06]The cold start problem: growth hacking from 0 to 1 [36:47]What can't be measured? [47:53]How do you test and validate new channels? [51:38] Do growth hacks always work, or at some point does it come down to product? [54:55]How do you allocate budget? [1:00:27]For the latest a16z conversations on Clubhouse, follow the a16z Club. 

Jun 23

1 hr 5 min

Why  Future with Marc Andreessen, Margit Wennmachers, and Sonal Chokshi [2:20]The New Creator Economy with Joost van Dreunen, Wes Kao, Cuy Sheffield, Chris Lyons, Lauren Murrow, and Zoran Basich [17:58]Bubbles, Speculation, and Innovation with Byrne Hobart, Jamie Catherwood, and Zoran Basich [35:38]Work Models & Measures for the Information Age with  Rajiv Ayyangar, Nicole Forsgren, and Das Rush [51:20]The Power of Subtracting, Adding, and AI in Bio with Leidy Klotz, Vijay Pande, and Lauren Richardson [1:05:11]***Visit future.a16z.com for additional content on these topics and more. Follow the a16z Club on Clubhouse to join conversations with tech founders, builders, and leaders live and in-full.  

Jun 22

1 hr 19 min

What was the biggest surprise from the past 15 months of remote work? [5:24]How do you handle conflict and build trust? [10:09]What's the role of offsites? [15:45]Should you adjust compensation for different geographies? [24:02]How do you measure productivity? [34:10]What is the impact of remote work on retention and turnover? [49:17]How do startups built on decentralized  platforms (e.g., Ethereum) function? [53:36]Is this the beginning of the end for Silicon Valley? [56:07]For the latest a16z conversations on Clubhouse, follow the a16z Club. 

Jun 18

1 hr 4 min

This podcast is an excerpt. Follow the a16z Club to join conversations with tech founders, builders, and leaders live and in-full.In this episode: The abandoned M&A with Visa [3:47]Communicating to employees around the M&A [8:29]Plaid's near death experiences in the early days [12:41]The fintech trends that made Plaid possible [17:29]What is a bank now? [26:54]Fintech and new revenue models [29:20]Plaid's role in the creator economy [35:21]What is a neobank? [37:30] 

Jun 18

40 min 16 sec

In what ways is digital health for complex care under or overrated? [4:04]Are digital health solutions better suited to tackling clinical or non-clinical needs for complex care? [17:32]The challenge of the physician's inbox [27:55]Have we meaningfully moved the needle on complex digital care? If so, where? [32:08]Should we focus on applying basic tech to easy optimization and automation problems or advanced tech to more complex problems? [41:48] It's Time to Heal, Mondays at 5pm PT on Clubhouse. Join the a16z bio team — Jorge Conde, Vineeta Agarwala, Julie Yoo, and Vijay Pande — plus special guests as they explore all the ways that biology is technology.

Jun 17

1 hr 9 min

Decentralized autonomous organizations, or DAOs, are one of the hottest topics in crypto and tech right now. But what exactly are they? Why do they matter? And what new modes of governance, ownership, and creation do they make possible?

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Jun 15

1 hr 34 min

mRNA research before COVID and how "mRNA is code" [3:21]The early days of COVID: designing a vaccine in 48 hours [5:44]The software behind the vaccine: getting mRNA researchers out of Excel and into a drug design studio [9:11]The first draft of the vaccine was the final draft [11:10]How the government sped up vaccine development for COVID [12:18]What other new vaccines will come from mRNA?  [15:34]How far are we from these mRNA vaccines? What do we need for them to be widely available? [25:31]Open sourcing Moderna  [27:53]When will COVID vaccines be available for a five year old? [29:47]The three factors that matter when dealing with COVID variants [30:46]How might open source shake up biotech [36:41]The moonshot applications for mRNA therapeutics  [39:43]Advice for building a new category in a regulated environment [46:49]The clinical or regulatory advances needed to speed drug time to market [51:08]Challenge trials for vaccines: good or bad idea? [59:11]It's Time to Heal, Mondays at 5pm PT on Clubhouse. Join the a16z bio team — Jorge Conde, Vineeta Agarwala, Julie Yoo, and Vijay Pande — plus special guests as they explore all the ways that biology is technology.

Jun 11

1 hr 7 min

Fab 5 Freddy on New York in the 70s, Warhol, Blondie, Basquiat, and Yo! MTV Raps [1:40]Contrarian strategy and challenging assumptions [5:12]Boring AI and solving meaningful problems [8:42]Drop-in audio copycats [14:39]How is copying software different from remixing hip hop? [21:07]Do you want a CEO as an inventor or an operator? [24:12]Recruiting sales development reps [30:34]Being a boss and having a personal life [36:56]How do you tell the story of letting someone go? [42:47]Best practices for delegating responsibility [49:46]Worst boss advice Ben and Ali have received [57:15]Boss Talk is the Clubhouse show where a16z cofounder Ben Horowitz and Ali Ghodsi, the Founder/CEO of Databricks, discuss CEO stuff, leadership stuff, management stuff... boss stuff. Live every Tuesday 5-6pm on Clubhouse. For more a16z Clubhouse shows, follow the a16z Club on Clubhouse or visit www.a16z.com/clubhouse. 

May 28

1 hr

The six functions in an enterprise marketing org [2:54]Why product marketing is the killer function [6:52]How do you hire a world class product marketer? [11:16]Is community or developer evangelists its own function or part of product marketing? [17:46]How does community tie into the marketing funnel? [22:56]Is community top of funnel, an accelerant for the whole funnel, or something else entirely? [29:39]If the product you're selling becomes someone's job, then your community marketing is working. [32:40]Plugging the community into sales... is there a tool for that? [34:29]How do all the different marketing tools come together? Do you need engineers in marketing? [39:24]How do you make marketing data-driven? [41:56]Building marketing in the early stages [50:06]Inside sales, field sales, product-led, channel sales, marketing, post-sales… On a16z GTM, David Ulevitch talks to builders about what it takes to go to market, and the evolving strategies and lessons learned from enterprise companies past and present. Every other Thursday 4-5pm.For more a16z Clubhouse shows, follow the a16z Club on Clubhouse or visit www.a16z.com/clubhouse. 

May 24

59 min 17 sec

What did Substack think about the NYTimes article "Why We’re Freaking Out About Substack" [1:01]What is Substack? [4:40]The issues with social media content models and how Substack is different [5:54]What about the echo chamber? [8:54]Turning cultural principles (e.g., freedom of the press) into actual culture [12:00]Will Substack replace traditional media? [14:01]Would Donald Trump be welcome on Substack? [20:35]Why do they pay writers advances? And why is that controversial? [23:33]The origins of American journalism aren't what most people think [27:20]Non-fungible writers and the Substack model [31:45]Ad-supported media predates the internet  [39:21]How do I price my Substack? [43:39]Substack, political topics, and culture wars: "We knew we were running towards the fire." [45:01]How do you prevent algorithms from slanting the platform [51:06]Substack's vision for the future of media [55:27]Boss Talk is the Clubhouse show where a16z cofounder Ben Horowitz and Ali Ghodsi, the Founder/CEO of Databricks, discuss CEO stuff, leadership stuff, management stuff... boss stuff. Live every Tuesday 5-6pm on Clubhouse. For more a16z Clubhouse shows, follow the a16z Club on Clubhouse or visit www.a16z.com/clubhouse.  

May 21

58 min 30 sec

eBay to today, a brief history of collectibles and tech [1:03]Are collectibles about sentiment or investment? [5:13]How do you bring the excitement of a collection to digital goods? [13:34]Is the future of all collectibles digital? [20:20]The role of blockchain and NFTs [26:39]Are collectible marketplaces different from other marketplaces? [32:19]Importance of live video [38:28]Celebrity interest in NFTs: will it last? [40:46]Are collectibles a bubble? [43:13]Listen live to the a16z show People Behind the Product Wednesdays noon-1pm PT with the a16z consumer team.

May 20

53 min 39 sec

For videos of the NFT Virtual Summit, visit a16z.com. Session 1: The Future of the Digital Ownership Economy with Dan Boneh (Stanford University) and Chris Dixon (a16z)What is an NFT? [3:01]Why are NFTs  so big right now? [7:04]The most exciting programmable ownership structures  [11:36]NFTs and composability: what can  you do with NFTs? [15:16]How would quantum impact the immutability of the blockchain ledger? [18:40]How important is decentralized permanent storage for NFTs... and when will we get there? [20:54]Session 2: The New Creative Economy with Kayvon Tehranian (Foundation Labs)How Foundation Labs works with creatives [24:54]Digital Art NFTs: Nyan Cat, Ethiopian Artists Collective, Rafael Rozendaal, Aphex Twin, and Reuben Wu [28:08]The Edward Snowden NFT [33:45]Why is tracking provenance powerful for creatives? [36:34]Creators becoming collectors and crypto investors [39:00]Can you buy an NFT on one platform and sell on another and still track provenance? [41:31]Session 3: NBA Top Shot and Other NFTs on the Flow Blockchain with Dan Boney (Stanford University) and Dieter Shirley (Dapper Labs)The Flow Blockchain from CryptoKitties to NBA Top Shot [45:18]What is NBA Top Shot, and what was the hardest part of building it [50:34]Building a successful user experience [52:55]Negotiating with the NBA [54:32]The biggest challenges for NFTs going mainstream [56:55]Why did they build their own blockchain? [1:01:23]Building ERC-721 and lessons learned on crypto standards [1:04:00]Session 4: Going Beyond Collectibles and The Future of Tokens for Creators with Kevin Chou (Rally) and Chris Dixon (a16z)What are social tokens? (and how is Portugal. The Man. using them) [1:05:51]What are the roles of fungible and non-fungible tokens? [1:08:30]NFTs in gaming now and what's next [1:14:35]Pricing and price discovery for NFTs [1:17:39]Tips for launching a social token [1:19:06]How does Rally make money? [1:22:08]Session 5: NFT Use Cases Today and Tomorrow with Devin Finzer (OpenSea) and Katie Haun (a16z)What does OpenSea do? [1:26:14]Why the sudden interest in NFTs? [1:28:35]What can and can't be turned into an NFT [1:30:13]How NFTs can interact with the physical world [1:32:33]Virtual lands and the metaverse economy [1:35:14]Virtual concerts and NFT tickets [1:40:44]Mixing and remixing NFTs [1:43:04]Session 6: The Accidental Art DAO with pplpleasr (digital artist)pplpleasr's NFT "Apes Together Strong" that was auctioned as part of The NFT Summit serves as the artwork for this podcast.    

May 19

2 hr 1 min

What inspired Eric and Sam to start Dyno [4:09]How does the use of ML impact Dyno's GTM [10:40]The current challenges of gene therapy [21:43]Why Dyno wants to be a horizontal platform for gene therapy [30:56]How does Dyno think about competition [44:23]After party and audience Q&A [52:01]It's Time to Heal, Mondays at 5pm PT on Clubhouse. Join the a16z bio team — Jorge Conde, Vineeta Argawala, Julie Yoo, and Vijay Pande — plus special guests every week as they explore all the ways that biology is technology.

May 18

1 hr 14 min

Note: the recording of this episode starts a minute or two into the show.Ali recommends: The Hard Thing about Hard Things  by Ben Horowitz [0:18]Ben recommends: High Output Management by Andy Grove [4:36]Marc recommends: Who Really Matters: The Core Group Theory of Power, Privilege, and Success by Art Kleiner [10:48]Best read for enterprise sales: Power Base Selling by Jim Holden, et al [13:06]Microsoft, Google, government contracts, and politicized workplaces [16:28]Marc recommends: The Tyranny of Structurelessness by Jo Freeman [29:32]Ali recommends: Radical Candor by Kim Scott [33:19]Ben recommends: No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention  by Erin Meyer and Reed Hastings [44:19]Ben recommends: Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon by Colin Bryar [50:28]How they are approaching the return to work and remote work [53:00]Boss Talk is the Clubhouse show where a16z cofounder Ben Horowitz and Ali Ghodsi, the Founder/CEO of Databricks, discuss CEO stuff, leadership stuff, management stuff... boss stuff. Live every Tuesday 5-6pm on Clubhouse. For more a16z Clubhouse shows, follow the a16z Club on Clubhouse or visit www.a16z.com/clubhouse. 

May 14

59 min 8 sec

How Ben took over Take Two [1:42]How digital distribution and publishing changed gaming [8:36]What is a next generation publisher? [13:51]Can publishers add value as tastemakers? [17:36]How do you make sure studios ship on time? And in the era of persistent game worlds, does it matter? [22:01]Lessons learned from Take Two [27:27]Taking the long view of the creative process — "Every overnight success was ten years in the making." [30:53]Is there a successful game that surprised Ben? [37:08]What's the next big gaming platform? [46:07]Where will subscription models lead? [52:06]Sabbaticals and life advice [56:50]Join a16z partners and special guests from the gaming industry for discussions on games, game development, online communities, esports, AR/VR, and everything in between. Wednesdays at 5pm PT. For more a16z Clubhouse shows, follow the a16z Club on Clubhouse or visit www.a16z.com/clubhouse. 

May 14

1 hr 12 min

Robert's foundational experiences growing up [3:03]His introduction to computers, how he got an internship at Bell Labs, and what he learned there [6:38]Why he studied chemical engineering [13:15]Working at Kraft and engineering macaroni and cheese [15:08]Why he moved to investing [18:12]How he realized that it made sense to do buyouts in enterprise software [23:19]Creating a common playbook for running enterprise software companies [30:45]How does he think about retaining vs replacing founders [34:54]Vista's approach to evaluating talent and getting people in the right roles [37:02]Robert's next ambition [46:10]His philosophy of philanthropy [49:15]Why he paid off the student debt for Morehouse College Class of 2019 [1:00]For our upcoming schedule of Clubhouse conversations, follow the a16z Club on Clubhouse or visit a16z.com/clubhouse. 

May 13

1 hr 7 min

What happened at Basecamp and could it have gone differently? [3:51]When did Basecamp turn into a 4B? [7:45]Why were buyouts  a good policy for Basecamp and Coinbase? [10:26]Why not have a more moderate policy? [11:56]What makes something "political"? [14:45]What about when political issues have a personal impact on employees? [19:18]What happened at Peloton and why they apologized [22:53]When should you issue an apology?  [26:12]How do you rebuild trust after you apologize? [28:32]Audience Q&A [33:44]"4B with Margit" is a Clubhouse show for raw and unfiltered advice from comms and marketing experts who have seen it all, as well as insider stories from the builders and pioneers who were in the trenches. Think “Scandal” meets “Halt and Catch Fire.” Catch it live Wednesdays 4-5 PST. For our upcoming schedule of Clubhouse conversations, follow the a16z Club on Clubhouse or visit a16z.com/clubhouse. 

May 13

57 min 43 sec

What are red teams and blue teams? [2:03]How Cedric cracked Mac Gatekeeper [6:55]Apple's response [15:22]Cedric's craziest hack [19:24]Red team advice for the blue team [22:02]Audience Q&A [26:31]🔐Breach of the Week 🔐looks at who got hacked, how it happened, and what it means for the industry. 🎙With hosts Joel de la Garza (a16z Security Operating Partner) and Geoff Belknap (CISO LinkedIn) on Clubhouse every Thursday 5-5:30pm.

May 11

50 min 13 sec

On this episode of the a16z Bio Clubhouse Show, a16z general partners Vineeta Agarwala, Julie Yoo, Vijay Pande, and Jorge Conde talk to guest Shantanu Nundy, the Chief Medical Officer of Accolade. The conversation covers Dr. Nundy's new book, "Care After Covid: What the Pandemic Revealed Is Broken in Healthcare and How to Reinvent It",  the next steps in the evolution of hospitals, interoperability (or lack thereof), and more.

May 11

59 min 35 sec

Why does it feel like there's a database for everything? [4:46]What is the actual use case and market for streaming? [9:34]How real is real time? [20:12]Can you do everything in SQL? [25:08]Is the future SQL extensions or does SQL become embedded in data frames? [40:19]Is database consolidation coming? How many different systems will we have? (SPOILER: 3... maybe) [49:41] a16z Infra is the Clubhouse Show where the a16z enterprise team and guests discuss the foundational technology and products that underpin all of tech. We dig deep into data, AI/ML, security, developer tools, compute, network, storage, hardware, and anything else found below the surface of modern  stacks.Like what you hear? Tune in for our next show on Thursday, May 13, 11am-noon.  

May 7

1 hr 2 min

What is AI? [2:27]AI is statistics, not consciousness [7:05]Why then so much talk about the singularity? [12:12]AI breakthroughs and FAANGs [17:21]Building the AI toolchain [26:07]AI applications in bio and medicine [30:19]Ali's favorite AI use cases [34:35]What will AI do to jobs? [39:27] AI in 10 years [46:09]Snowflake, Databricks, data Lake, data warehouse, and how it all fits together [48:16]Boss Talk is the Clubhouse show where a16z cofounder Ben Horowitz and Ali Ghodsi, the Founder/CEO of Databricks, discuss CEO stuff, leadership stuff, management stuff... boss stuff. Live every Tuesday 5-6pm on Clubhouse. 

May 7

59 min 10 sec

In this episode: Melody McCloskey - CEO of StyleSeat, a booking platform that connects stylists and beauty professionals with clients. Since its founding in 2011, StyleSeat has powered 150 million beauty appointments and generated over $6.5 billion in revenue for beauty professionals. The company has created a loyal community of the country’s leading hair, makeup and nail stylists.Camille Ricketts - Head of Marketing at Notion, a popular workspace collaboration and productivity tool that has developed an almost cult-like following of users.Eric Lam - Founder of AspireIQ, an influencer marketing and community building platform that works with big brands like Walmart and Marriott as well as with startups to help them identify and activate their most valuable brand advocates, empowering them to share their passion for their favorite brands with the world."4B with Margit" is a Clubhouse show for raw and unfiltered advice from comms and marketing experts who have seen it all, as well as insider stories from the builders and pioneers who were in the trenches. Think “Scandal” meets “Halt and Catch Fire.” Catch it live Wednesdays 4-5 PST.  For our upcoming schedule of Clubhouse conversations, visit a16z.com/clubhouse. 

May 6

1 hr 2 min

On this episode of the a16z Bio Clubhouse Show, a16z general partners Julie Yoo and Jorge Conde, managing partner Scott Kupor, and market development partner Venkat Mocherla talk to guest Florian Otto, cofounder and CEO of Cedar. The conversation covers how to improve two of the trickiest aspect of healthcare: price transparency and patient engagement.

May 5

1 hr 30 min

Boss Talk is the Clubhouse show where a16z cofounder Ben Horowitz and Ali Ghodsi, the Founder/CEO of Databricks, discuss CEO stuff, leadership stuff, management stuff... boss stuff. Live every Tuesday 5-6pm on Clubhouse. 

May 4

1 hr 5 min

Inside sales, field sales, product-led, channel sales, marketing, post-sales…  a16z GTM is our clubhouse show for enterprise founders and builders about what it takes to go to market and the evolving strategies and lessons learned from enterprise companies past and present. Every other Thursday 4-5pm with David Ulevitch.For our upcoming schedule of Clubhouse conversations, visit a16z.com/clubhouse. 

Apr 30

58 min 6 sec

a16z cofounders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz answer questions on tech trends, company building, and more live on Clubhouse Mondays at 7pm PT.In this conversation: Which institution will last longer Harvard or the US? [00:58]How do you craft a good culture in a high pressure environment? [13:45]When will we have AGI? [31:15]Are network effects today so strong that big tech incumbents (e.g., Google, Facebook, Amazon) can deliver better products than startups? [44:06]What actually is the internet? [50:03]For our upcoming schedule of Clubhouse conversations, visit a16z.com/clubhouse. 

Apr 29

1 hr 4 min

In this episode: Jim Messina - CEO, The Messina Group; formerly Obama's Deputy Chief of Staff; known as the "fixer" and "the most powerful person in Washington you've never heard of"Adrian Durbin - currently at Greenbrier; former Director of Policy Comms at LyftRisa Heller - CEO of Risa Heller Communications; former Director of Comms for Senator Charles Schumer"4B with Margit" is a Clubhouse show for raw and unfiltered advice from comms and marketing experts who have seen it all, as well as insider stories from the builders and pioneers who were in the trenches. Think “Scandal” meets “Halt and Catch Fire.” Catch it live Wednesdays 4-5 PST.  For our upcoming schedule of Clubhouse conversations, visit a16z.com/clubhouse.  

Apr 28

53 min 6 sec

On this episode of the a16z Bio Clubhouse Show, a16z general partners Vineeta Agarwala, Julie Yoo, and Jorge Conde talk to guests Sean Duffy, cofounder and CEO of Omada Health, Karan Singh, cofounder and COO of Ginger, and Chris Hogg, a serial entrepreneur in the digital health space. The conversation covers go-to-market strategies, financing and aligning incentives, the struggles of interoperability (or lack thereof), and what it is like to build today versus in the early years.

Apr 28

1 hr 28 min

In this episode: Jamie Byrne, Senior Director of Creator Partnerships, YouTubeShishir Mehrotra, former Director of Product Management, YouTube; former VP of Product, Engineering, UX, YouTube; current Founder & CEO, CodaShiva Rajaraman, former Director, Product Management (etc.); current VP Shops and Business, FacebookLauren Riihimimaki (aka LaurDIY), Canadian YouTuber

Apr 27

58 min 5 sec

a16z cofounders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz answer questions on tech trends, company building, and more live on Clubhouse Mondays at 7pm PT.In this conversation:NFTs and tokenization — how will they impact the arts, media, music and investing strategies?The potential for DeFiUsing shocking new rules to create cultureStructuring options to attract talent Spending time in the markets vs. timing the marketOperation Warp Speed — will it accelerate how novel medical treatments come to market?Younger workers and building professional connections in a hybrid world

Apr 23

1 hr 6 min

a16z Infra is the Clubhouse Show where the a16z enterprise team and guests discuss the foundational technology and products that underpin all of tech. We dig deep into data, AI/ML, security, developer tools, compute, network, storage, hardware, and anything else found below the surface of modern  stacks.Like what you hear? Tune in for our next show on Thursday, April 29, 4-5pm.  

Apr 21

1 hr 7 min

On this episode of the a16z Bio Clubhouse Show, a16z general partners Vineeta Agarwala, Julie Yoo, and Jorge Conde talk to guest Connie Chen, Chief Medical Officer at Lyra health. The conversation covers what makes digital health different from traditional healthcare delivery, how to build a sustainable business model while maintaining high standards for care, and advice for founders of digital health startups.

Apr 21

37 min 28 sec

Anduril founders and team members Joe Chen, Matt Grimm, Palmer Luckey, Brian Schimpf, and  Trae Stevens in conversation with Big Ideas show on Clubhouse co-host Katherine Boyle (along with Antonio Garcia-Martinez, Erik Torenberg, and Marc Andreessen).  

Apr 20

1 hr 4 min

On this episode of Boss Talk:  How do the best product marketers see and explain a trend?How much is the best marketing truth vs. spin?Does the marketing function create the strategy or execute on it?What are the core skills and competencies of a great product marketer — and how do you find, or train, product marketers?Should you create a category, or try to capture an existing category?What is the minimum viable audience ?What's the role of open source in getting a minimum viable audience?How should an open source company handle DevRel, licensing, and big cloud competitors?Boss Talk is the Clubhouse show where a16z cofounder Ben Horowitz and Ali Ghodsi, the Founder/CEO of Databricks, discuss CEO stuff, leadership stuff, management stuff... boss stuff. Live every Tuesday 5-6pm on Clubhouse. 

Apr 19

1 hr 1 min

From first discovering the bitcoin white paper through the crypto winters to taking the company public... Coinbase founders Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam tell their story, with Good Time Show hosts Aarthi Ramamurthy and Sriram Krishnan, plus early investors, employees, and board members — Garry Tan, Marc Andreessen, Dan Romero, Balaji Srinivasan, and Katie Haun.

Apr 16

1 hr 3 min