a16z Podcast

a16z Podcast: The Rise of the Quasi-IPO

Morgan Bender, Benedict Evans, and Scott Kupor

Posted June 17, 2015


“This time is different.” But it’s always different! So what’s going on now in the public markets? Why does this even matter? For one thing, tech markets have grown significantly. And one big reason is internet and mobile. It’s like a multiplier for the market size and opportunity.

In this episode of the a16z Podcast, Andreessen Horowitz managing partner Scott Kupor, mobile analyst Benedict Evans, and corp dev research partner Morgan Bender break down a slide deck we recently shared, including answers to what all these so-called “unicorns” are, how it affects venture capital and the funding landscape, and how we define a “quasi-IPO.”