Peter Lauten

Peter Lauten



Peter Lauten is a partner on the Growth investing team, focused on enterprise software companies.

Prior to joining Andreessen Horowitz in 2016, Peter spent two years in New York City as an investment banking analyst. He studied economics at Duke University and grew up in rural South Carolina.

Latest Content

  • When a platform shift reshapes the technology landscape, who wins? We unpack the market dynamics between startups and incumbents from the SaaS and cloud era that are likely to play out in the AI era.

  • Applying AI in B2B
    Peter Lauten, Das Rush, and Oleg Rogynskyy

    In this episode from October 2019, People.AI founder and CEO Oleg Rogynskyy and a16z partner Peter Lauten discuss with Das Rush about what the rise of AI in B2B means for enterprises, workers, and startups. They explain why AI provides a strong first mover advantage to enterprises that adopt it early; how it can automate lower level tasks, maximize our focus, and, ultimately, make our work more meaningful; and for startups, they provide a playbook for seizing the next AI opportunity.

  • Most recent macro trends – cloud compute, social, mobile, crypto, AI – that have reshaped the technology landscape are rooted in new technical capabilities or pushing the frontier of product form factors. Another sho...

  • AI in B2B
    Oleg Rogynskyy, Peter Lauten, and Das Rush

    Consumer software may have adopted and incorporated AI ahead of enterprise software, where the data is more proprietary, and the market is a few thousand companies not hundreds of millions of smartphone users. But recently AI has found its way into B2B, and it is rapidly transforming how we work and the software we use, across all industries and organizational functions.

  • Product-User Fit Comes Before Product-Market Fit
    Peter Lauten and David Ulevitch

    Product-market fit is “the only thing that matters” early on in the startup journey, wrote Marc Andreessen in June 2007. Conventionally, product-market fit comes down to early signals that the market has voted your p...

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