The a16z Podcast

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The a16z Podcast is the go-to place for discussions about technology, innovation, and change as it impacts all our lives, covering everything from tech trends and culture to company building for companies of all sizes. As technology changes everything — not just in Silicon Valley or in traditional “tech” companies, but across all industries — it’s also changing the way we all work, live, eat, learn, and play. This show aims to help make sense of it all: for builders, for the tech curious, for anyone seeking to understand the future, now, through carefully curated, in-depth yet accessible, nuanced conversations with top industry and academic experts from around the world; company leaders, builders, makers; book authors; and emerging voices.

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October 19, 2020

Designing for, Marketing to, and Partnering With Gen Z

Gen Z—those born between 1995 and 2010—now makes up 35 percent of the population and represent $143 billion dollars in spending power. This ...

October 14, 2020

The Present Future of Audio: Talk, Music, Video, Interactivity

We've already talked a lot about podcasting, both evolution of the industry as well as the form, but where are we going with the future of audio, more ...

October 11, 2020

Tracking the Trends: AI, WebRTC, Crypto, and Full Stack Startups

October 8, 2020

How to Decide, Convey vs. Convince, & More

It seems like investors are especially obsessed with the psychology of decision making -- high stakes, after all -- but all kinds of decisions, ...

October 1, 2020

Fintech for Gen Z and Millennials

Millennials and Gen Z have been hard-hit by the one-two punch of the 2008 and 2020 financial crises. That experience has radically shaped their ...

September 27, 2020

Degrading Drugs for Problem Proteins: Journal Club now on Bio Eats World (ep 2)

Welcome to the second episode of Bio Eats World, a brand new podcast all about how biology is technology. Bio is breaking out of the lab and clinic ...

September 23, 2020

The Biology of Aging: Introducing Bio Eats World (ep 1)

Welcome to the first episode of Bio Eats World, a brand new podcast all about how biology is technology. Bio is breaking out of the lab and clinic and ...

September 20, 2020

TikTok & Beyond: The Algorithm Question, The Future of Product

With the U.S. tech partnership for TikTok being finalized, what happens if source code is excluded (and more specifically, the For You Page ...

September 18, 2020

The New Fan Club: Creators, Fans, and the Power of Markets (& Crypto)

Today’s episode, part two in our two-part series on the Creator Economy, focuses on the new potential revenue streams and fan-engagement models opened up by ...

September 17, 2020

So You Want to Launch a Newsletter: Tips From Substack Writers

This episode, part one in a two-part series on the Creator Economy, explores the process and economics behind creating an independent newsletter. In ...

September 15, 2020

Designing a Culture of Reinvention

Since Netflix started in the late 90s as a DVD-by-mail rental service competing with Blockbuster, it has completely reinvented itself... twice – ...

September 12, 2020

Heroes & Myths in Entrepreneurship -- Guy Raz

"I'm in a movie, but it's the wrong movie."For better or for worse, we tell the story of entrepreneurs as one of the mythical hero's journey: that's ...

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