a16z Video: Shifting Risk Mindsets, from Tech to Bio

watch time: 26 minutes

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 Vijay Pande, with Jeff Low — discuss the mindset shifts involved with building bio (and especially therapeutics) companies.

They cover everything from different paths to market and different partnerships (including pharma), to different timelines and milestones for validating the product and business itself. And finally, how do we get to common language that bridges the worlds of tech and bio?