a16z Podcast

a16z Podcast: Why Every Business Is in the Data Business

Ash Ashutosh and Peter Levine

Posted July 28, 2015

It’s not just the likes of Google, Facebook, and Amazon that lean on a massive and growing corpus of data, today every company is a data-driven company. In this world, access to data — and how you manage it — is what matters, says Ash Ashutosh, founder and CEO of Actifio.

In this segment of the pod, we get in the weeds with Ashutosh and a16z’s Peter Levine on how this data-driven world is changing the technology infrastructure that is the engine behind it, and the companies that use it.

Ashutosh and Levine also discuss ramping sales teams, going international, and what’s driving the timing of IPOs – or really the lack of IPOs. Finally, Ashutosh offers his four-legged response to being referred to as a “unicorn.”