At a16z, we’ve been investing in seed since our inception in 2009. We wrote the earliest checks into some of today’s most transformative technology companies. With our dedicated seed fund, our aim is to offer the best platform to bring companies from seed through IPO.
Regular meetings with your GP/DP
1:1 counsels with our operating partners who are experts in areas such as People Practices, Executive Talent, Marketing and more
Office hours with other founders led by various operating team experts
Seed library – an ever-growing repository for our most practical guidance and tips as you hire your first employees, work with your first customers, and sell your product or service for the first time
A16z Seed Newsletter – a monthly newsletter featuring advice and learnings you can use to help you on your journey as you build your company
Our a16z founder community where you will meet a peer set who is going through a similar journey as you and a network of later stage CEOs who can provide insights on the unique sets of challenges you will encounter down the road
Our Seed Slack channel exclusively for Seed founders and our expert operating team to ask questions, network and discuss relevant industry trends
Hands-on founder workshops led by our operating team where you can interact and learn from not only our experts, but your peers on topics ranging from “how to build a high performing team” and “designing a fantastic candidate experience” to “how to launch”
Masterclasses on different aspects of company-building led by prominent CEOs in the a16z network
Highlights from the a16z Data and AI Forum, featuring founders building products across the spectrum of data and AI use cases.
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Since our inception, a16z has kept a strong focus on seed-stage investments. Our deep domain experts, who span all industries, help these small startups grow and graduate into thriving companies. Here are some of our recent exits.
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.
We’re former founders, investment bankers and analysts eager to find and support the next generation of entrepreneurs. We bring our expertise to manage a portfolio of companies across the Health, Enterprise, Crypto, Consumer and Games sectors. Together, we take them to the next level.See Full Team