At the end of 2022, our team at a16z asked dozens of partners across the firm to spotlight one big idea that startups in their fields could tackle in 2023.
Emerging from this exercise came 40+ builder-worthy pursuits for the year, ranging from entertainment franchise games to precision delivery of medicine to small modular reactors, and of course loads of AI applications.
In our 2-part series, we’ll be covering 12 of these big ideas with the partners that shared them. Here in part 1, we’ll cover Consumer, Games, and Enterprise, with a little Fintech sprinkled in.
Listen in as we chat with Connie Chan, Anne Lee Skates, Jack Soslow, Doug McCracken, Sarah Wang, and Sumeet Singh.
And for the full list of 40+ ideas, check out the full article: https://a16z.com/2022/12/15/big-ideas-in-tech-2023/
(1:30) Breakthroughs in Buying (Finally!) – Connie Chan
(16:40) Unlocking the “Third Place” – Anne Lee Skates
(30:14) Games as a Neverending Turing Test – Jack Soslow
(46:09) The Metaverse Goes Fashion Forward – Doug McCracken
(59:24) Generative AI Advances Beyond “Text to Image” to Complex Workflows – Sarah Wang
(1:12:23) Embracing Large Language Models and Maintaining Trust – Sumeet Singh
Connie Chan is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz where she focuses on investing in consumer technology.
Anne Lee Skates is a partner on the consumer investing team, where her interests include gen-Z consumer trends, retail and commerce infrastructure, and the future of cities.
Jack Soslow is a partner on the A16Z GAMES team at Andreessen Horowitz, where he focuses on games infrastructure, AI, and AR/VR.
Doug McCracken leads marketing for A16Z GAMES and GAMES FUND ONE at Andreessen Horowitz.
Sarah Wang is a general partner on the Growth team at Andreessen Horowitz, where she focuses on enterprise technology companies.
Sumeet Singh is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, investing at the intersection of fintech and other categories such as consumer social, marketplaces, commerce, and healthcare.
The a16z Podcast discusses the most important ideas within technology with the people building it. Each episode aims to put listeners ahead of the curve, covering topics like AI, energy, genomics, space, and more.