a16z speedrun
a16z speedrun
a16z speedrun

Tech x Games Accelerator

SPEEDRUN is A16Z GAMES’ early-stage accelerator for startups at the intersection of Tech x Games. We invest $750K in each selected company.

Our intensive 12-week program is highly selective, with ~ 1% of applicants accepted in our last cohort. Participants are supported not just with capital, but also by a highly curated set of industry coaches, mentors, and a community of ambitious founders. 80% of companies from SPEEDRUN’s first cohort secured funding from investors following Demo Day.


SPEEDRUN Companies

Any investments or portfolio companies mentioned, referred to, or described on this page are not representative of all investments in vehicles managed by a16z and there can be no assurance that the investments will be profitable or that other investments made in the future will have similar characteristics or results. Exits include current and former a16z portfolio companies which have been acquired as well as companies which have undergone an initial public offering or direct public offering of shares. Certain publicly traded companies on this list may still be held in Andreessen Horowitz funds. A list of investments made by funds managed by a16z is available here: https://a16z.com/investments/. Excluded from this list are investments for which the issuer has not provided permission for a16z to disclose publicly as well as unannounced investments in publicly traded digital assets. Further, the list of investments is updated monthly and as such may not reflect most recent a16z investments. Past results of Andreessen Horowitz’s investments, pooled investment vehicles, or investment strategies are not necessarily indicative of future results.

Success Stories + Impact

Closing Theory Studios SR001
Talofa SR001
Voidpet SR001

Program Overview

  • Market Trends
  • Fundraising
  • People + Talent
  • Design + Infrastructure
  • Metrics + Revenue
  • Partnerships
  • Marketing + GTM
  • AI



AI will fundamentally reshape how we make and interact with games. From AI content creation tools to agentic infrastructure to game designs never possible before AI, we’re looking for companies that will expand the horizon with AI.


Across studios, many parts of the game creation stack are suboptimally recreated in-house. Game developers deserve tools optimized for specific purposes, empowering them to focus on what they do best, designing games. Whether it’s creation tools, asset management, multiplayer infrastructure, or live ops services, we seek founders looking to simplify the game creation process.


Games lead culture. Players seek platforms outside of games to stream, share, and socialize. We’re looking for the next Twitch or Discord that uses gaming to lead the next paradigm shift in consumer behavior and social interaction.


Behind every groundbreaking game lies a dedicated team of creatives and builders. We seek game studios that dare to innovate and are committed to delivering exceptional experiences to global audiences.


At the core of consumer experiences is the concept of play, with games emerging as the new pillar of interaction. We seek innovators redefining consumer behavior to offer new ways to learn, create, connect, and evolve digital communities.


From humble beginnings with mods and hackers, user-generated content has evolved into impressive games and expansive platforms like Roblox and Fortnite. We aim to nurture visionary founders within these burgeoning ecosystems to forge new UGC paradigms.


The next digital frontier is 3D, and we’re looking for founders who uniquely grasp the future of AR, VR, and spatial computing. As the physical and digital worlds converge, this technology has the potential to revolutionize social, gaming, work, learning, and beyond.


Web3 is a groundbreaking opportunity to dismantle restrictive digital ecosystems, championing a decentralized gaming landscape that empowers users with control over modifications, transactions, and creative freedom on blockchain platforms. We seek committed pioneers to lead this games frontier.

What’s Next

JULY 29TH — OCTOBER 20TH 2024 Learn more
H1 2025


    00 DAYS
    00 HOURS
    00 MINUTES
go to top