The a16z Podcast

Ideas and Influence

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.

Latest Episodes

January 27, 2023

2023 Big Ideas in Technology (Part 2)

At the end of 2022, our team at a16z asked dozens of partners across the firm to spotlight one big idea that startups in their fields could tackle in ...

January 24, 2023

2023 Big Ideas in Technology (Part 1)

At the end of 2022, our team at a16z asked dozens of partners across the firm to spotlight one big idea that startups in their fields could tackle in ...

January 19, 2023

The Human Behind the Genius

In this special episode, we share never heard before footage from Steve Wozniak alongside his cofounder and best man, Alex Fielding. Listeners get an inside ...

January 12, 2023

Building for Tomorrow

New year, new you! Right?Well, as much as we’d all like to believe that we embrace the new… the reality is that we often resist change.That’s why we’ve ...

January 10, 2023

Expert AI as a Healthcare Superpower

In this episode, Marc Andreessen and Vijay Pande discuss expert AI and its role in healthcare, bio, and more. Watch on Youtube: ...

January 6, 2023

Creators, Creativity, and Technology with Bob Iger

with @robertiger @cdixon @smc90A wide-ranging conversation with Bob Iger on the interplay between technology, content, and distribution; as well as Bob’s ...

December 27, 2022

Best Clips of 2022

We’ve had some incredible guests join us on the a16z podcast this year, ranging from moonshot entrepreneurs, to top creators, to some of the most forward ...

December 20, 2022

Pay Without Borders with Deel, GitLab, and Safetywing

The predecessor to the office was Florence’s Uffizi Gallery – an admin building to the Medici mercantile empire. That was in… 1560. In the centuries to ...

December 13, 2022

Carbon Solutions Now and Next: From Biomass to Mineralization

In this episode, we tackle three carbon removal projects of varying scale, business models, and technical challenges.Biomass pyrolysis via Charm IndustrialAn ...

December 8, 2022

Ben Horowitz and Brian Armstrong on Building and Overcoming the Hard Things

If you’ve been following the news, you’ve probably heard of the recent FTX scandal.While there’s much still unknown, in this episode we get the unique ...

December 6, 2022

Building a Marketplace for Carbon

In part 1 of our carbon removal series, we talked to Nan Ransohoff — Head of Climate at Stripe — about what it might take to jumpstart the market of carbon ...

November 30, 2022

The Economics of Carbon Removal with Nan Ransohoff

What happens when there’s demand for a solution that doesn’t quite exist yet?Today, we bring on Nan Ransohoff to talk about this exact problem as it ...

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