Sarah Wang is a General Partner on the Growth investing team at Andreessen Horowitz, focused on AI and enterprise technology companies. She currently serves on the boards of Character.AI, Crossbeam, and Hex.
Prior to joining a16z, she was a vice president at TA Associates, where she invested in and partnered with founders at growth-stage companies across technology, tech-enabled services, and financial services. Sarah also served on the board of ZoomInfo (fka DiscoverOrg), which scaled to over $350M in revenue in the enterprise sales and marketing intelligence sector. Before TA, Sarah was an early stage investor at DCM Ventures and Radicle Impact, and she started her career at the Boston Consulting Group and Morgan Stanley.
She holds a BA, Phi Beta Kappa in economics from Harvard, where she was a John Harvard Scholar, and earned her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she was a Siebel Scholar and Arjay Miller Scholar. She grew up in the midwest across North Dakota and Chicago.
Insights from leaders at OpenAI, Microsoft, Anthropic, Databricks, Character.AI, Roblox, insitro, and Figma on where we are, where we're going, and the open questions for building the next wave of AI.
Noam Shazeer, Character.ai CEO and cofounder, talks to a16z's Sarah Wang about the dawn of universally accessible intelligence, the compute it will take to power it, and his pursuit of AGI's first use case: AI friends.
With generative AI, we’re already seeing use cases with orders-of-magnitude improvement in time, cost, and performance over previous AI waves.
How 4 key AI innovations will evolve over the next 6–12 months, and how founders can integrate these new advances into their businesses.
How 2022 impacted growth, efficiency, and burn metrics, and how companies should view their metrics in light of these new benchmarks going forward.