a16z Podcast

a16z Podcast: Three Kids, One App, One Love — The Five-O Story

Ben Horowitz, Asha Christian, Ima Christian, and Caleb Christian

Posted August 28, 2014

Teenage siblings Ima, Asha and Caleb Christian from Atlanta, Georgia join Ben Horowitz for a discussion about the motivation and origins of their new app, Five-O. In the aftermath of the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, the young developers built Five-O as a tool to rate and document interactions — good and bad — with the police. Ben and the Five-O team discuss the origins and technical underpinnings of the app. Rapper Nas makes an appearance, offering his own experience with the police, and why efforts like Five-O work towards a solution that both citizens and police should get behind.