More About Lauren
Lauren Murrow is the Head of Special Projects at a16z, leading multimedia editorial packages and new initiatives in audio, video, newsletters, and digital design. She originally joined the firm as an editorial partner on the consumer and fintech teams, overseeing posts, podcasts, and newsletters.
Lauren was formerly a senior editor at WIRED, where she edited the Ideas and op-ed sections, as well as features. Previously, she was the market editor at New York magazine and the deputy editor at San Francisco magazine, covering technology and design.
How cross-border infrastructure, instant payments, and open banking advances are creating a more integrated, financially inclusive world.
Tech companies kickstarting American renewal in the fields of agriculture, aviation and space, housing, defense and public safety, education, energy, govtech, manufacturing, logistics, and beyond.
It's clear from the growth of Patreon, Substack, TikTok, Clubhouse and many more that the power of the Creator Economy continues to build. In this episode, first published a year ago, Patreon cofounder Sam Yam, Atelier Ventures' Li Jin (formerly a16z), and host Lauren Murrow discuss monetizing community, why creators today are effectively making more money off fewer fans, and what all of this means for the future of work.
Marketplaces encompass a huge swath of services we use every day, from grocery delivery to online shopping to remote learning. How have marketplace dynamics changed since pre-pandemic, and what COVID-propelled consumer behaviors will persist into 2021 and beyond? In this episode, we discuss the most promising companies and categories on the rise, based on data from the Marketplace 100, a ranking of the largest and fastest-growing consumer-facing marketplace startups and private companies. The report provides rich fodder for looking ahead at the future of marketplaces: Which companies are on a tear and which are locked in close competition? Which marketplace categories are poised for growth, and which may make a comeback? Host Lauren Murrow is joined by a16z consumer team partners Connie Chan, D’Arcy Coolican, Jeff Jordan, and Sriram Krishnan.
An innovative new wave of social networks has arrived—from audio-first apps to social gaming to the countless consumer apps built with social in their DNA.