The American Dynamism practice invests in founders and companies that support the national interest: aerospace, defense, public safety, education, housing, supply chain, industrials, and manufacturing. We believe that mission-driven and civic-minded founders often build companies that transcend verticals and business models in their quest to solve important national problems. These companies view the government as a customer, competitor, or key stakeholder—and the success of these companies supports the flourishing of all Americans. Dynamic companies exist in all 50 states and have a global impact.
American Dynamism embodies the spirit of innovation, progress, and resilience that drives the United States forward. This powerful force is exemplified by groundbreaking achievements in technology and innovation, shaping both our nation and the global landscape. It reflects the American commitment to pushing boundaries, embracing challenges, and always striving for a brighter, more prosperous future. Investing in visionary founders and teams tackling the world’s most pressing problems is essential to fueling this dynamic spirit and ensuring continued progress for generations to come.
The Wright Brothers’ first successful powered flight revolutionized transportation, paving the way for modern aviation and radically altering global communication and trade.
The Manhattan Project developed the first atomic bomb, shifting the course of WWII and introducing the world to the power of nuclear technology.
The transistor’s invention led to smaller, faster electronics, enabling the digital age and transforming industries from computing and communications to medicine and entertainment.
Apollo 11’s moon landing showcased American technological prowess, inspiring generations and setting the stage for future space exploration and scientific advancements.
The invention of microprocessors reshaped modern life by revolutionizing computing and empowering the development of personal computers, smartphones, and countless other electronic devices.
The internet profoundly transformed society and culture by facilitating global communication, information sharing, and commerce.
The invention of the modern Lithium-ion battery enabled portable electronics and electric vehicles, significantly impacting energy storage, transportation, and sustainability.
The iPhone transformed mobile technology with its innovative touchscreen, advanced camera, and diverse app ecosystem, redefining communication and software interaction, and inspiring numerous consumer and enterprise products.
SpaceX’s historic rocket landing demonstrated reusable rocket technology, drastically reducing space transportation costs, and opening new opportunities in space exploration and commercial activity.
Generative AI reshaped how we think about interacting with computers and the creative process. It also raised important—and yet unanswered—questions in areas such as law, philosophy, and the future of productivity.
Air Space Intelligence is a modern aerospace company addressing the software crisis in aerospace in both the enterprise and government sectors.
Smart energy grids. Voice-first companion apps. Programmable medicines. AI tools for kids. We asked over 40 partners across a16z to preview one big idea they believe will drive innovation in the coming year.
We believe a strong America means a strong world. A safer world. A more civilized world, which is a term we should use more. And that technology is the backbone of maintaining this order and civilization and always will be.
911 call centers – also known as public safety answering points (PSAPs) – are one of the most actively used public-safety infrastructure systems in the United States, fielding an estimated 240 million calls per year...
New and emerging technology solutions are beginning to make up a veritable tech stack aimed at tackling public safety.
If we’re going to normalize nuclear power as a reliable energy source, it's essential to understand how we’ve ended up in our current situation.
The cost of launching payloads to orbit has dramatically dropped, igniting a space renaissance. In 2022, a record 186 rocket launches (41 more than the previous year!) underscores this shift. In Part 1 of our satellite economy mini-series, we sit down with John Gedmark, co-founder of Astranis, to reflect on today's innovations, who’s on the other side of the satellite market, the capabilities they’re looking for, competition, and their mission to provide internet access to 4 billion underserved people.
50 tech companies kickstarting American renewal, including in aerospace, defense, education, manufacturing, robotics, and more.See Who's on the list
Innovation. Progress. Resiliency. Groundbreaking achievement. Our team is committed to identifying and supporting civic-minded founders ready to lead America. Tackling our biggest challenges requires courage. We find the companies who have it.See Full Team
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