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Barefoot Innovation Podcast
Talking Web3 with Jai Ramaswamy of A16z

Barefoot Innovation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 63:45


Ramaswamy, the Chief Legal Officer of Andreessen Horowitz, speaks to Jo Ann about the World Wide Web's evolution and how version 3.0 aims to improve on earlier shortcomings through blockchain technology, tokenization and smart contracts.

Boys Club
Hopium | a16z Crypto, Kim Milosevich & Jeff Amico

Boys Club

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 47:04


Kim Milosevich and Jeff Amico join Natasha and Deana to talk about the a16z Crypto Startup School, an accelerator designed around the specific needs for builders and founders in web3. Then, they do a critical feelings check-in, and talk through some named and unnamed fears. In the DAO update, they channel some optimism after spending a week working on the roadmap for Boys Club. They close out the episode with some Friday Night Lights chat.  Boys Club loves MoonPay, our podcast sponsor.  Interview: 4:59 Feelings Check-in: 23:50 What's Happening in the DAO: 34:04 Draft Tweets: 43:58

Mint | Where Crypto Meets Creators
Shorts | a16z's Nass: What's It Like Working at Facebook's Crypto Team?

Mint | Where Crypto Meets Creators

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 5:25


Nass, Chief Information Security Officer at a16z, joins Mint and shares his experience joining Facebook to work on Novi their crypto wallet.  Full EpisodeSeason 5 Episode 14About Mint ShortsEnjoy the best moments from the podcast in bite-size segments.---------------------------------------------------------------------------Sign up for Adam Levy's newsletterhttps://levychain.substack.com---------------------------------------------------------------------------Follow Adam Levy on social media:Twitter:https://twitter.com/levychainInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/levychainLinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/levy-adamWebsite:https://adamlevy.io

Edtech Insiders
Week In Edtech 11/11/22 with Guest Host Matt Tower

Edtech Insiders

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 46:40


On this Week in Edtech:1) A16z on EdtechAndreessen Horowitz is 'betting heavily' on edtech 2) Layoffs in Tech...Latest layoffs: Companies making cutsThousands of tech workers were laid off last week3) ...and EdtechEd Tech - LayoffsTrackerCoursera announces layoffs Unacademy cuts 10% of jobsBrainly Fires Employees 4) Indian Edtech is MessiBYJU'S unveils Lionel Messi as Global Brand AmbassadorWill Offline Push Help Unacademy, BYJU'S & Co Beat Edtech Blues? upGrad Earmarks $30 Million For Offline Expansion5) Return on Investment for Traditional Education vs. "Upskilling" Emeritus Shows Upskilling Results in Pay Raises and Career AdvancementsGen Zers don't see the point in getting a degree: how to fix the ROI of college (Aaron Rasmussen)Three steps to assess ROI for higher educationGraduate students question career options

Peeling back Web3
Blake West, CTO & Co-founder of Goldfinch (a16z), on expanding financial inclusion across the world

Peeling back Web3

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 40:17 Transcription Available


Today's guest is Blake West, Co-founder and CTO of Goldfinch. Goldfinch is on a huge mission to expand access to capital by creating a single global debt market. Goldfinch does this through a decentralized credit protocol on Ethereum that allows anyone to be a lender, not just banks. In January of this year Goldfinch raised a $25M round led by a16z, with the aim to match the 154x growth the protocol saw in its first year of operation. Over the last year, the protocol crossed over $100M in active loans, reaching over 1M people and businesses across 20+ countriesWe get into the detail of Goldfinch's business model, how the company works and Blake's candid advice for future crypto founders.

Smart Venture Podcast
#121 Substack(valued $600M+)'s Co-founder, Hamish McKenzie

Smart Venture Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 48:41


Hamish McKenzie is a Co-founder of Substack, a platform that makes it simple to start a paid newsletter. Substack is currently valued at $650 million, and has raised over $80 million dollars from a16z, YC among other top funds. Prior to founding Substack, Hamish is a journalist and former lead writer for Tesla, and a one-time reporter for tech blog PandoDaily. He is also the author of Insane Mode: How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil.  You can learn more about:  How to build a successful media tech company  How to start a highly earned newsletter on Substack  How to succeed as a non technical co-founder  Check out our brand new YouTube Video Podcast!  https://www.SmartVenturePod.com IG/Twitter/FB @GraceGongGG LinkedIn:@GraceGong YouTube: https://bit.ly/gracegongyoutube Join the SVP fam with your host Grace Gong. In each episode, we are going to have conversations with some of the top investors, super star founders, as well as well known tech executives in the silicon valley. We will have a coffee chat with them to learn their ways of thinking and actionable tips on how to build or invest in a successful company. ===================== Brought to you by: https://momentonft.com

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing
a16z Introduces Helios Ethereum Light Client

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 4:32


a16z crypto introduces the Helios Ethereum light client, OpenSea releases an enforceable on-chain royalty tool, Binance plans to liquidate its FTX position, and Beefy Finance is now live on Ethereum. Newsletter: https://ethdaily.substack.com

The Meb Faber Show
Rex Salisury, Cambrian - a16z Partner Turned Solo GP on Why He Believes Now is the Time for Fintech | #454

The Meb Faber Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 61:19


Today's guest is Rex Salisbury, a founding partner of the a16z fintech team and is now a solo GP with Cambrian Ventures. In today's episode, Rex shares an overview of Cambrian and the benefit of the fintech community he's built over time. We touch on the three-body problem and how it relates to venture capital, the competitive advantages of different VC's, and why he believes you can be consensus and win in venture capital.    ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Subscribe for free here. ----- Interested in sponsoring the show? Email us at Feedback@TheMebFaberShow.com ----- Past guests include Ed Thorp, Richard Thaler, Jeremy Grantham, Joel Greenblatt, Campbell Harvey, Ivy Zelman, Kathryn Kaminski, Jason Calacanis, Whitney Baker, Aswath Damodaran, Howard Marks, Tom Barton, and many more.  ----- Meb's invested in some awesome startups that have passed along discounts to our listeners. Check them out here! 

Empire
a16z's Crypto Thesis | Arianna Simpson, Ali Yahya

Empire

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 66:03


In this episode of Empire, Arianna Simpson and Ali Yahya join to discuss a16z's crypto thesis. We start with Ali's network flywheel framework, the future of interoperability and protocol value capture. Do protocols have moats? Is the L1 trade over? Will applications accrue an outsized share of crypto's value? We then discuss DAO governance, music NFTs, zero-knowledge proofs and crypto's open design space. This is one of those can't-miss episodes! - - Timestamps: (00:00) Intro (01:14) Crypto's Network Flywheel (08:40) Is The L1 Trade Over? (20:52) a16z's Value Accrual Framework (28:03) Circle ad (29:45) Infrastructure Unlocks (37:55) a16z's Governance & DAO Philosophy (44:33) Evolution of Web3 Gaming (49:19) Music NFTs (55:22) ZK Proofs & Building Privacy Into Blockchains (1:00:33) What Feels Obvious That Others Are Missing? - - Follow Arianna https://twitter.com/AriannaSimpson Follow Ali: https://twitter.com/alive_eth Follow Jason: https://twitter.com/JasonYanowitz Follow Empire: https://twitter.com/theempirepod Subscribe on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/4fdhhb2j Subscribe on Apple: https://tinyurl.com/mv4frfv7 Subscribe on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/wbaypprw Get top market insights and the latest in crypto news. Subscribe to Blockworks Daily Newsletter: https://blockworks.co/newsletter/ -- Circle's USDC has quickly become one of the most trusted and widely used stablecoins because of its composability, stability and reserve transparency. As a seamless, trusted digital currency, USDC is a zero-to-one opportunity for the global financial system. Check out their Transparency Hub at http://empirepodcast.link/circle that outlines everything from links to USDC weekly reserve reports, monthly attestations, and blog posts written by their executive team highlighting how and why USDC was built the way it is. - - Resources Ali's network flywheel tweet thread https://twitter.com/alive_eth/status/1296831069065375749 Computers That Can Make Commitments (Chris Dixon) https://a16z.com/2020/01/27/computers-that-make-commitments/ The Fat Protocol Thesis https://www.usv.com/writing/2016/08/fat-protocols/ The Internet Economy https://cdixon.org/2016/03/13/the-internet-economy Commoditize Your Complements https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2002/06/12/strategy-letter-v/ The Myth of The Infrastructure Phase https://www.usv.com/writing/2018/10/the-myth-of-the-infrastructure-phase/ 1000 True Fans https://kk.org/thetechnium/1000-true-fans/ - - Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed. Disclaimer: Scammers are impersonating Blockworks and replying to comments on some of our videos. Please be advised that we will NEVER reply to your comment asking you to contact us on whatsapp, telegram, provide investment advice, or solicit money from you. These are scam impersonator accounts and you should not respond to them.

a16z
The a16z Podcast Returns

a16z

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 2:49


The long-standing (and chart-topping) a16z Podcast returns to cover the most important topics within the world of technology. Brought to you by the minds at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and hosted by Steph Smith, each episode goes beyond headlines, giving listeners insider access to the edge of innovation.Subscribe to be the first to receive upcoming episodes featuring industry leaders like Steve Wozniak, Marc Andreessen, Balaji Srinivasan, and Neal Stephenson, and covering a range of topics, from AI to space to the metaverse to genomics, and beyond. Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/a16zFind us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/a16zSubscribe on your favorite podcast app: https://a16z.com/podcastsFollow our host: https://twitter.com/stephsmithioPlease note that the content here is for informational purposes only; should NOT be taken as legal, business, tax, or investment advice or be used to evaluate any investment or security; and is not directed at any investors or potential investors in any a16z fund. For more details please see a16z.com/disclosures.

What The Flux
$400m collab: big banks & Aus gov | MrBeast = Mr $1.5B | 40% crypto collapse for a16z

What The Flux

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 5:59


The Big 4 banks are considering a collab with the federal government to launch a 400m social impact investment bank in Australia.   MrBeast, the hugely popular content creator, is trying to raise $150 million for his business, which would value the company at $1.5 billion USD.   Andreesen Horowitz, the famous Silicon Valley venture capital fund, has seen a 40% drop in its crypto fund… but it's telling the market to be patient.   ---   Build the financial wellbeing of your team with Flux at Work: https://bit.ly/fluxatwork Download the free app (App Store): http://bit.ly/FluxAppStore Download the free app (Google Play): http://bit.ly/FluxappGooglePlay Daily newsletter: https://bit.ly/fluxnewsletter Flux on Instagram: http://bit.ly/fluxinsta Flux on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@flux.finance   ---   The content in this podcast reflects the views and opinions of the hosts, and is intended for personal and not commercial use. We do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, statement or other information provided or distributed in these episodes.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Decrypt Daily: Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency  News Podcast
Oct 27: a16z Bullish Even with Losses

The Decrypt Daily: Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 11:32


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Athletes and Assets
S2E12: Ben Gardner chats about his time with Dallas Cowboys, A16z, and investing in sports technology at Will Ventures

Athletes and Assets

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 29:41


At 6'5 270 Ibs with speed and agility, Ben Gardner might be the most physically imposing investor in the world. The former Dallas Cowboy and San Diego Charger spent over 5 years as a Consumer and Business Development partner at legendary venture capital firm Andressen Horowitz, and is now a partner and head of portfolio success at Will Ventures. The Will Ventures team just raised another $150 Million to invest in the future of sports technology and its adjacent verticals. I got to chat with Ben about playing for the Cowboys, what he looks for in early stage companies, and what the future of sports and fitness technology may look like over the next 10 years. @BennyG49 https://techcrunch.com/2022/10/18/will-ventures-second-fund-sports-technologies/ Episode Breakdown: 0:00- Intro 0:58- Ben's time with Cowboys 5:00- Getting into VC, time with a16z Will Ventures: 9:20- Ben's target industries 14:20- The future of Sports Technology 18:40- What Ben looks for to invest in early stage companies 21:40- The future of fitness technology 25:20- Ben's Playlist 28:12- Outro I do not own the rights to this music: (Won't Get Fooled Again-The Who, Mafia Music- Rick Ross) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/a--and--a/support

The Defiant
a16z's Ali Yahya Says We've Entered The Golden Era Of Blockchain Applications

The Defiant

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 65:06


This week on The Defiant Podcast we speak with Ali Yahya, General Partner at a16z, also known as Andreessen Horowitz. a16z is an investment giant - they've raised $6.7B between their crypto funds in the last two years and are the largest crypto-dedicated fund in the world. We start by discussing how a16z got its start in crypto - their first investment, where they channelled their focus, and how they evolved to where they are today. According to Ali, we're entering the Golden Age of blockchain applications. We talk about how building in the middle of the bear market is laying the foundation for the next bull run. Ali notes several key developments he's observing in blockchain that span from networking to usability at the application layer. These include innovations in privacy, programming languages, proof-of-stake, consensus algorithms, zero-knowledge proofs, scalability and interoperability. An important takeaway from our conversation is that Ali believes in a future of multiple blockchains that coexist with each chain serving a particular purpose. Will we see today's biggest players maintain their dominance in the future? Or are the next generation of blockchains yet to launch?

Latitud Podcast
#117 – Global funds looking for Latin American founders: a16z, Founders Fund, and Harlem Capital at Vamos Latam Summit

Latitud Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 43:52


Prominent global venture capital funds already have startups from Latin America on their radar, and founders should be prepared to attract these VCs. I know that first-hand, with Andreessen Horowitz being one of Latitud's investors.To become closer to global firms, it's essential to understand their decision-making process. That's why we invited Gabby Cazeau, from Harlem Capital; Gabriel Vasquez, from a16z; and Matias Van Thienen, from Founders Fund, to talk about their investment strategies.We'll share right now the chat these VCs had with Fernanda Caloi, director of Special Projects at Latitud. During the Vamos Latam Summit, our connections and knowledge flagship event, they talked about:The one piece of their personalities that allows these VCs to be great startup investors, and how to invest globally and specifically in Latin America;What factor makes these VCs pay more attention to a startup, and what are some examples of outlier founders in their portfolios;How the current market environment impacts their investment strategy, and what they expect from the Latin American startup ecosystem in the next decade.

あたらしい経済ニュース(幻冬舎のブロックチェーン・仮想通貨ニュース)
【10/14話題】ユニスワップラボがa16zらから約243億円調達、コスモスIBCに脆弱性など(音声ニュース)

あたらしい経済ニュース(幻冬舎のブロックチェーン・仮想通貨ニュース)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 29:21


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The NFX Podcast
Ep. 2 - The Underlying Properties Of Network Theory (NFX Masterclass)

The NFX Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 27:55


Unlearn what you thought you knew about network effects. This episode takes you to the very beginning and lays out network theory from square one. Listen in as James covers the basics of network principles to use as a launchpad for the rest of the course and see how your startup behaves as a network itself. This is an abridged version of episode 2 from The Network Effects Masterclass, curated for audio and listening on the go. For the full video experience, transcripts, and recommended reading, join the free Network Effects Masterclass at - NFX.com/masterclass.

The NFX Podcast
Ep. 1 - Why Network Effects Are Mission Critical (NFX Masterclass)

The NFX Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 13:11


Few understand the hidden complexities of network effects - learn all there is to know about building iconic companies from day one. This is episode 1 of the Network Effects Masterclass (audio edition). You'll hear a short introduction from NFX Partner James Currier on what you will learn in this masterclass to build your company into the next world-class startup and understand why network effects are the #1 advantage in driving exponential growth. This is an abridged version of episode 1 from The Network Effects Masterclass, curated for audio and listening on the go. For the full video experience, transcripts, and recommended reading, join the free Network Effects Masterclass at - NFX.com/masterclass. Stay tuned for weekly episodes until we finish the course.

WeAreLATech LA Startups Podcast
LA Tech Week 2022: Indie Community: WeAreLATech Startup Spotlight

WeAreLATech LA Startups Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 29:09


Don't miss out on the next WeAreLATech podcast episode, get notified by signing up here http://wearelatech.com/podcastWelcome to WeAreLATech's Los Angeles Tech Community Spotlight!   “LA Tech Week 2022: Indie Community'     WeAreLATech Podcast is a WeAreTech.fm production.To support our podcast go to http://wearelatech.com/believe To be featured on the podcast go to http://wearelatech.com/feature-your-la-startup/Want to be featured in the WeAreLATech Community? Create your profile here http://wearelatech.com/communityHost,Espree Devorahttps://twitter.com/espreedevorahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/espreeGuest,Dave Whelanhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/djwhelan/Guest,Jonathan Changhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/thejonathanchang/Guest,Jonathan Aufrayhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanaufray/?originalSubdomain=twGuest,Adonica Shawhttps://www.adonicashaw.comGuest,Jenny Weiglhttps://www.jenny.communityGuest,Rob Ryanhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/robryan/For a calendar of all LA Startup events go to, http://WeAreLATech.comTo further immerse yourself into the LA Tech community go to http://wearelatech.com/vipLinks Mentioned:Bioscience LA, https://www.biosciencela.orgLA Tech Week, https://www.la-techweek.comBird, https://www.bird.coBrex, https://www.brex.comJenny Weigl, https://www.jenny.communityA16Z, https://a16z.comWingwomen, https://www.mywingwomen.comPeople Mentioned::Katia Ameri, https://www.linkedin.com/in/katia-ameri-39b57946/Raychel Espiritu, https://www.linkedin.com/in/raychelespiritu/Credits:Produced and Hosted by Espree Devora, http://espreedevora.comStory Produced, Edited and Mastered by Cory Jennings, https://www.coryjennings.com/Production and Voiceover by Adam Carroll, http://www.ariacreative.ca/Team support by Janice GeronimoMusic by Jay Huffman, https://soundcloud.com/jayhuffmanShort Title: Indie Community

NFT Alpha Podcast
A Mega Mutant NFT Sold for 7 Figures, Hedz by Matt Furie, & More (The NFT Show #21)

NFT Alpha Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 52:18


On today's show we discuss the 7 figure Mega Mutant sale and the possible backdoor stuff that was going that created that action, whether it was a publicity stunt and all the details on that buy. We also discuss the QQL drop and Kix purchases a pass during the auction live on the show and we watch the secondary action right after it. Lastly, we touched on the new gaming project backed by A16z, Azra Games : The Hopeful, that dropped live during the show. Tune in live at 4 pm ET every weekday! Buy our NFT Join our Discord Check out our Twitter Check out our YouTube Give us your thoughts on the show by leaving a rating. -- DISCLAIMER: You should never treat any opinion expressed by the hosts of this content as a recommendation to make a particular investment, or to follow a particular strategy. The thoughts and commentary on this show are an expression of the hosts' opinions and are for entertainment and informational purposes only. This show is never financial advice

Irish Tech News Audio Articles
MoneyNeverSleeps: Ethereum Post-Merge l Revolut Pay Later | a16z, Sequence and Sardine

Irish Tech News Audio Articles

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 3:06


Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend riff on the aftermath of the Ethereum Merge, some pandas and goofy songs, an early-morning Bankless live stream of the Merge, and critically, a 99% more energy-efficient blockchain. We also look at the new Revolut BNPL product live in Ireland, two new funding deals that a16z did on this side of the pond in Sequence and Sardine, opportunities for Bored Yacht owners, and how it feels like 2002 all over again with builders still building. STORIES COVERED: Ethereum makes history with Merge to Proof-of-Stake (Crypto Briefing, 15-Sep-22) Revolut rolls out BNPL product in Ireland (Finextra, 20-Sep-22) Revolut confirms cyberattack exposed personal data of tens of thousands of users (TechCrunch, 20-Sep-22) Andreessen Horowitz leads London fintech Sequence's $19m seed round (Sifted, 20-Sep-22) Sardine raises $51.5M led by a16z to sniff out fishy fintech transactions (TechCrunch, 20-Sep-22) Invest Like the Best: Trina Spear – Billion Dollar Scrubs (Podcast episode) A Bored Ape Ethereum NFT Owner is Launching a Real-World Yacht Club (Decrypt (via Lex Sokolin's Fintech Blueprint), 15-Sep-22) Fintech startup Power flexes its credit card muscle following $316M equity, debt injection (TechCrunch, 14-Sep-22) LINKS: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts | Podchaser Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google | Overcast Check out our MoneyNeverSleeps website Subscribe to our newsletter on Substack Follow MoneyNeverSleeps on Twitter Follow Eoin Fitzgerald on Twitter Follow Pete Townsend on Twitter Get in touch at info@moneyneversleeps.ie More about Irish Tech News Irish Tech News are Ireland's No. 1 Online Tech Publication and often Ireland's No.1 Tech Podcast too. You can find hundreds of fantastic previous episodes and subscribe using whatever platform you like via our Anchor.fm page here: If you'd like to be featured in an upcoming Podcast email us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie now to discuss. Irish Tech News have a range of services available to help promote your business. Why not drop us a line at Info@IrishTechNews.ie now to find out more about how we can help you reach our audience. You can also find and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat.

Smart Venture Podcast
#116 SignalFire Partner, ex-Google, McKinsey, KPCB, Wayne Hu

Smart Venture Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 56:38


Wayne Hu is a Partner at SignalFire, a multi-billion dollar fund that operates as a technology company comprised of data scientists, engineers, and investors trained at Google, Meta, Slack, General Catalyst, KPCB, and A16z (Andreessen Horowitz). Their portfolio includes Uber, Alchemy, Frame.io, and more. Before working at SignalFire, Wayne worked at Google, McKinsey, and KPCB. Wayne is also a YouTube content creator who creates VC master classes and discusses trending topics among technology, venture capital, and more. You can learn more about: 1. How to build a personal brand as a VC   2. How to identify exceptional founders  3. How to help companies scale after investing in them Check out our brand new YouTube Video Podcast!  https://www.SmartVenturePod.com IG/Twitter/FB @GraceGongGG LinkedIn:@GraceGong YouTube: https://bit.ly/gracegongyoutube Join the SVP fam with your host Grace Gong. In each episode, we are going to have conversations with some of the top investors, super star founders, as well as well known tech executives in the silicon valley. We will have a coffee chat with them to learn their ways of thinking and actionable tips on how to build or invest in a successful company. ===================== Brought to you by: https://link.blockfolio.com/9dzp/stwlap68 Use code: smartventure https://momentonft.com

MoneyNeverSleeps
191: MoneyTalks #53 | Ethereum Post-Merge l Revolut Pay Later Trial | a16z Funds Sequence and Sardines | Bored Yachts

MoneyNeverSleeps

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 33:49


In this episode, Eoin and Pete talk through the aftermath of the Ethereum Merge, some pandas and goofy songs, an early-morning Bankless livestream of the Merge, and critically, a 99% more energy-efficient blockchain. We also look at the new Revolut BNPL product live in Ireland, two new funding deals that a16z did on this side of the pond in Sequence and Sardines, opportunities for bored yacht owners, and how it feels like 2002 all over again with builders still building. STORIES COVERED: Ethereum Makes History With Merge to Proof-of-Stake (Crypto Briefing, 15-Sep-22) Revolut rolls out BNPL product in Ireland (Finextra, 20-Sep-22) Revolut confirms cyberattack exposed personal data of tens of thousands of users (TechCrunch, 20-Sep-22) Andreessen Horowitz leads London fintech Sequence's $19m seed round (Sifted, 20-Sep-22) Sardine raises $51.5M led by a16z to sniff out fishy fintech transactions (TechCrunch, 20-Sep-22) Invest Like the Best: Trina Spear - Billion Dollar Scrubs (Podcast episode) A Bored Ape Ethereum NFT Owner is Launching a Real-World Yacht Club (Decrypt (via Lex Sokolin's Fintech Blueprint), 15-Sep-22) Fintech startup Power flexes its credit card muscle following $316M equity, debt injection (TechCrunch, 14-Sep-22) LINKS: Leave a review and subscribe on Podchaser | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google | Overcast Check out our MoneyNeverSleeps website Follow MoneyNeverSleeps on Twitter Follow Eoin Fitzgerald on Twitter Follow Pete Townsend on Twitter Get in touch at info@moneyneversleeps.ie --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moneyneversleeps/support

That Was The Week
Is TikTok Hatred Racist?

That Was The Week

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 48:16


Contents from this week's newsletter This week a whistleblower demonstrated how poor Twitter's internal data controls are, mirroring previous proof that TikTok is similarly challenged. And politicians focused on TikTok Contents Is TikTok Hatred Racist? Is TikTok's Time Running Out? Meta Can Thank TikTok for its quiet day in Congress Essays of the Week Twitter Whistleblower Testifies (video) OpenAI - Sam Altman and Reid Hoffman in conversation - Podcast and Transcript What you Learn from Hypergrowth - 3 years at Hopin Big Tech Revenue and Profits Breakdown News of the Week Twillio Lays off 11% The Post Crash VC Market - Mark Suster A Bull Case for Fintech VC fundraising and the New Normal VC Secondary Bargain Hunters Northzone closes $1bn fund Venture Healthtech funding falls 42% A16Z is now a Landlord Startup of the Week Figma Tweet of the Week Fred Destin

NFT Alpha Podcast
The Great NFT Gaming Implosion (The NFT Show #16)

NFT Alpha Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 59:07


Today we discuss the current NFT gaming market with the crypto gaming expert, Kix. We also discuss the new A16z-backed gaming project by the founders of Zed Run. Tune in live at 4 pm ET every weekday! Buy our NFT Join our Discord Check out our Twitter Check out our YouTube Give us your thoughts on the show by leaving a rating. -- DISCLAIMER: You should never treat any opinion expressed by the hosts of this content as a recommendation to make a particular investment, or to follow a particular strategy. The thoughts and commentary on this show are an expression of the hosts' opinions and are for entertainment and informational purposes only. This show is never financial advice

AI and the Future of Work
Kia Kokalitcheva, Axios tech reporter and co-author of the Pro Rata newsletter, discusses what Adam Neumann's new company Flow means for the future of work

AI and the Future of Work

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 31:33


Kia Kokalitcheva, Axios tech reporter, is a Silicon Valley native who writes about tech news and culture. Among other things, she co-authors the popular Pro Rata newsletter (over 200k subscribers) with Dan Primack. Kia has covered many of the most iconic tech stories of the past decade as a writer at Fortune and VentureBeat prior to Axios which was just acquired by Cox Enterprises. Kia recently wrote about Adam Neumann's new company, Flow. Hear Kia's perspectives on how Flow could transform living like WeWork transformed working… and why she's not scared that bots may take her job. Listen and learn… How Adam Neumann of WeWork fame raised $350M at a $1B valuation from A16Z for his new company Flow… before launching  Kia's proudest moment as a journalist What the acquisition of Axios by Cox Enterprises means for journalism How Flow may be more than the reincarnation of WeWork's failed WeLive experiment As a culture, are we ready for communal living? What is the future of company perks… are the days of on-site dry cleaning numbered? How the generational shift is impacting cultural norms in the workplace What tasks bots will never do better than live journalists References in this episode: How AI is transforming journalism according to The Knight Foundation Gary A. Bolles discusses the WorkNet on AI and the Future of Work Mark van Rijmenam, The Digital Speaker, on AI and the Future of Work 

Web3 Academy: Exploring Utility In NFTs, DAOs, Crypto & The Metaverse
The Biggest Sports Leagues in the World are Using NFTs | LENS Whitelist | Metaverse Report

Web3 Academy: Exploring Utility In NFTs, DAOs, Crypto & The Metaverse

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 66:37


The biggest sports leagues in the world are using NFTs, LENS whitelist, new metaverse report, open source NFT licenses and more web3 news and highlights.

The MoneyPot
Adam Neumann, Survivor Bias, and Innovation

The MoneyPot

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 14:39


Last month, the fintech universe was set abuzz following the news that A16Z had written its biggest check to date. But the eye-watering sum wasn't at the heart of the buzz; it was the man behind the raise: Adam Neumann. Despite allegations of impropriety with his form venture, WeWork, he is trusted by investors once again. We wanted to dig into the possible reasons why, and how it could be explained by a "survivor bias". We dig into how survivor bias works, why it is actually systemic, and the harm it does to problem solving.In addition to this episode, our financial journalist Micky Tesfaye dug into this topic further on our blog. Check it out!Hosted by: Sanjib Kalita, Editor-in-Chief, Money20/20with: Micky Tesfaye, Financial Journalist, Money20/20Rachel Morrissey, Executive Producer of The MoneyPot, Money20/20Kisha Allison, Head of Content, Money20/20 USAProducers: Roland Bodenham, Senior Video Producer and Podcast Lead, AscentialMicky Tesfaye, Financial Journalist, Money20/20

Searching for Mana with Lloyd Wahed
Achieving perfect founder-market fit | Diogo Monica, Co-Founder, Anchorage Digital

Searching for Mana with Lloyd Wahed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 61:23


Few others' experiences and career path have left them so destined to found their business, with Andreessen Horowitz General Partner Chris Dixon coining “perfect founder-market fit” to describe him, than this week's guest, Diogo Monica, Co-Founder of Anchorage Digital. With a resume boasting a PhD in Network Security, working as an early employee at Square, and rounding out his skill-set at Docker, Diogo's rise to the top has been meteoric. Diogo is now in charge of a leading crypto custodial player that has raised upwards of $450m from the likes of KKR, A16Z, Visa, PayPal and Goldman Sachs. On a pathway to supporting 20% of the world's economy in the next 5-10 years, Anchorage is primed to be one of the most influential tech leaders of this generation, taking on 200-year-old incumbents in the likes of JP Morgan and BNY Mellon. Having already achieved incredible success, and clearly with so much more to come, maybe, just maybe, dreams of San Diogo will become a reality! A truly amazing episode, with one of the most impressive and likable guests to date.  [ 0:00 - 4:57 ] San Diogo, Pirate Custody & helping institutions build crypto platforms[ 4:58 - 8:39 ] Size & Scale of Anchorage and the Neumann Flow[ 8:39 - 12:11 ] AngelList and StableCoins[ 12:11 - 17:21 ] Angel Investing[ 17:22 - 24:59 ] Growing up in Portugal, computing superpowers & making video games[ 24:59 - 31:34 ] PhDs & Doctors decide dinners[ 31:34 - 36:50 ] Square & working with Jack Dorsey[ 36:51 - 41:08 ] Quick-fire round, Diogo's worldview and mantra[ 41:09 - 47:29 ] Diogo's Mana, coffee and reading in the rain in Seattle[ 47:30 - 53:40 ] The Nathan story = The Anchorage Story, Docker and founding[ 53:41 - 57:40 ] Anchorage projections: supporting 20% of the world's economy[ 57:41 - 1:00:55 ] AI, morality and bear markets

Unchained: Your No-Hype Resource for All Things Crypto
How a16z's New NFT Licenses Hope to Solve Rights Problems for Creators and Buyers - Ep. 391

Unchained: Your No-Hype Resource for All Things Crypto

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 36:25 Very Popular


Miles Jennings, general counsel at a16z crypto, talks about its new “can't be evil” NFT licenses and how they help to solve many problems within the NFT industry. Show highlights: what “can't be evil” NFT licenses are and what problems they solve what can these licenses achieve for content creators which are the five rights that the licenses address whether the NFT licenses help resolve hate speech issues for creators why a16z described its licenses as “can't be evil” how these licenses will be enforced how anyone buying NFTs should now be able to understand what they are buying why previous attempts to create standardized NFT license didn't succeed why Miles thinks these new NFT licenses are going to succeed Thank you to our sponsors!   1inch: https://1inch.io/ Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021 Messari: https://mainnet.events/    Guest Miles Twitter: https://twitter.com/milesjennings   “Can't be evil” NFT licenses: a16z article: https://a16zcrypto.com/introducing-nft-licenses/ Miles' thread: https://twitter.com/milesjennings/status/1564991860824674305?s=20&t=pJEE9HfA9DnC_9PlsGelEw Wiki article: https://www.nftstandards.wtf/NFT/NFT+License   Previous coverage on Unchained:  What legal rights NFTs come with: https://unchainedpodcast.com/what-exactly-do-you-get-when-you-buy-an-nft-three-lawyers-discuss/ Understanding intellectual property rights with NFTs: https://unchainedpodcast.com/excited-about-your-bored-ape-or-crypto-punk-make-sure-you-understand-your-ip-rights/ Punk 6529 on how rights helped Bored Apes succeed: https://unchainedpodcast.com/punk6529-on-the-significance-of-bored-ape-yacht-club-and-cryptopunks/    IP issues around prominent NFT collections:  Galaxy Digital report on NFT owners being misled about rights: https://decrypt.co/107827/bored-apes-moonbirds-misled-buyers-nft-ip-rights-galaxy-digita  CryptoPunks gets IP rights: https://decrypt.co/107184/as-cryptopunks-nft-owners-get-commercial-rights-yuga-hopes-to-secure-their-legacy-as-artwork  Bored Apes' more permissive license helps it become more valuable than Crypto Punks: https://www.thedefiant.io/bored-apes-yacht-club-cryptopunks-copyright-fight  Moonbirds controversy ignites after move to CC0 license: https://www.thedefiant.io/moonbirds-cc0-license-nfts  

Skippy and Doogles Talk Investing
It's APE's World, We Just Live In It

Skippy and Doogles Talk Investing

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 52:56


Skippy learns that Kevin Durant is rich. The most creative listener mail to date throws shade at A16Z and Adam Neumann for the recent investment in Flow. Doogles walks through AMC's most recent fundraising jujitsu. Skippy debates Biden's student loan forgiveness executive order. The episode wraps discussing the recent auditing agreement between China and the US, and Mark Zuckerberg on Joe Rogan. Join the https://skippydoogles.supercast.com/ (Skippy and Doogles fan club). You can also get more details about the show at http://skippydoogles.com/ (skippydoogles.com), show notes on https://skippydoogles.substack.com/ (our Substack), and send comments or questions to skippydoogles@gmail.com.

Chain Reaction
Bonus Episode: The road ahead for crypto startups (w/ Haun Ventures)

Chain Reaction

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 60:32


Welcome back. Earlier this week, Anita caught up with two investors at Haun Ventures, partner Sam Rosenblum and associate Breck Stodghill, live on Twitter Spaces. All eyes are on the lean venture firm, led by former a16z crypto and U.S. Department of Justice official Katie Haun, as it deploys a whopping $1.5 billion fund in web3 startups. We recorded the casual conversation as a bonus episode so you can hear Rosenblum and Stodghill share their thoughts on where they're seeing opportunities in crypto these days, how they approach the diligence process, and what they're listening to and reading outside of web3.Subscribe to the Chain Reaction newsletter to dive deeper: https://techcrunch.com/newslettersHelpful links:https://techcrunch.com/2022/05/16/a-dive-into-haun-ventures-with-the-firms-first-deal-lead-sam-rosenblum/

Market Proof Marketing: New Home Builder Marketing Insights
Ep 234: Opendoor and Zillow Partnership Thoughts

Market Proof Marketing: New Home Builder Marketing Insights

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 64:13


Market Proof Marketing · Opendoor and Zillow Partnership Thoughts Kevin Oakley, Andrew Peek, and Jackie Lipinski discuss the Opendoor and Zillow partnership, the millennial pause, what is ShowingTime: The Next Generation, and more!Story Time (3:05)Jackie hears the phrase “consumer sentiment” in an everyday conversation. Andrew has been “brand-rep-fluenced”, word he's inventing for when you've been influenced to trust a brand through local marketing strategies with representatives. Kevin shares his take on the Opendoor and Zillow partnershipSupporting PartnerThe Market Proof Marketing Podcast is brought to you in partnership with Opendoor. Opendoor partners with homebuilders across the country in over 2,000 sales offices and has helped help generate more than $4 billion in new construction home sales. Visit Opendoor.com/doyouconvert to learn more about how you can partner with Opendoor. In The News Are You Sure You're Not Guilty of the 'Millennial Pause'?  (theatlantic.com)ShowingTime: The Next Generation (showingtime.com/)Instagram users can now cross-post Reels to Facebook (9to5mac.com)Home sales fell nearly 6% in July as housing market slides into a recession  (www.cnbc.com)WeWork co-founder lines up $350 million A16Z investment for a new billion-dollar real estate venture (www.theverge.com)Questions? Comments? Email show@doyouconvert.com or call 404-369-2595 and we'll address them on the next episode. More insights, discussions, and opportunities in the Market Proof Marketing Facebook group.Subscribe on iTunes > https://now.doyouconvert.com/mpm-itunesFollow on Spotify > https://now.doyouconvert.com/mpm-spotifyListen On Stitcher > https://now.doyouconvert.com/mpm-stitcherA weekly new home marketing podcast for home builders and developers. Each week Kevin Oakley, Andrew Peek, Jackie Lipinski, Julie Jarnagin, and other team members from Do You Convert will break down the headlines, share best practices and stories from the front line, and perform a deep dive on a relevant marketing topic. We're here to help you – not to sell you!Opendoor is a supporting partner of the Market Proof Marketing Podcast. Visit Opendoor.com/doyouconvert to learn more about how you can partner with Opendoor. Offer eligibility varies. Opendoor is represented by Opendoor Brokerage Inc., License 02061130, in California and Opendoor Brokerage LLC in its other markets. The post Ep 234: Opendoor and Zillow Partnership Thoughts appeared first on Online Sales and Marketing for Home Builders - DYC.

NerdFT Radio
Episode #76 Ready Player Me x A16z

NerdFT Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 36:03


Ready Player Me has announced that it has raised $56 million in a Series B funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz's A16z. We dive into what that could mean for the NFT space and touch on some backlash from the non-NFT community. Meta has officially rolled out what it's calling Meta accounts and Meta Horizon Profiles. Plus, Sandbox Alpha Season 3 is Live; time for some streaming. Let us know what you think. Questions? Comments? https://twitter.com/NerdFTRadio Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/Crypto_Crier https://twitter.com/RedsoxguyEth Follow us on Instagram @NerdFT_Radio! DISCLAIMER: All of the information discussed in our podcast is for entertainment purposes only. As with any financial endeavor, do your own research. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nerdftradio/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nerdftradio/support

FT Tech Tonic
A sceptic's guide to crypto: bonus interview with a16z's Chris Dixon

FT Tech Tonic

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 33:48


A bonus episode of Tech Tonic featuring a full, unedited interview between John Thornhill, FT innovation editor, and Chris Dixon, head of Andreessen Horowitz's crypto fund. This bonus episode is part of the latest Tech Tonic series, which covers crypto and blockchain technology. You can listen to the second episode of the series, presented by Jemima Kelly and featuring Chris Dixon as well as Web3 critic Molly White, here. Check out stories and up-to-the-minute news from the FT's technology team at ft.com/technologyThe FT's Cryptofinance Hub is at https://www.ft.com/cryptofinance For a special discounted FT subscription go to https://www.ft.com/techtonicsalePresented by Jemima Kelly. Special thanks to John Thornhill. Edwin Lane is senior producer. Produced by Josh Gabert-Doyon. Executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. The FT's head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

矽谷輕鬆談 Just Kidding Tech
EP116 WeWork 跌落神壇的故事 創辦人重出江湖獲得 a16z 3.5億美金背書

矽谷輕鬆談 Just Kidding Tech

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 48:04


開頭閒聊一下去 San Diego 員工旅遊的心得,最近 WeWork 充滿爭議的創辦人兼前執行長 Adam Neumann 重出江湖,新公司 Flow 都還沒開始營運,只有一個簡陋的官網,卻拿到了 a16z 3.5 億美金的投資,估值達到 10 億美金變成獨角獸!今天來帶大家回顧一下 WeWork 如連續劇般精彩的故事,這家在 2019 年備受矚目的明日之星,是如何從估值 470 億美金,跌落到現在的 33 億呢? 本集節目由 SAT. Knowledge 知識衛星贊助播出。

Fintech Insider Podcast by 11:FS
656. News: Can Klarna become a Super App?

Fintech Insider Podcast by 11:FS

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 57:02


Our expert hosts, David M. Brear and Nicole Perry, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Jenny Miller, Head of US Product, Wise Evgenii Kondratev, Product Director, Klarna With soundclips from: Bruno DIniz, Co-founder, Spiralem We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Wise partnership with Plaid gives customers access to 6000 US apps - 5:35 Klarna strives for Super App status by helping UK customers track all online orders in one place - 14:00 QED makes its first African investment, backing Nigerian fintech TeamApt - 28:35 Brazil's central bank chief predicts end of credit cards - 37:30 NatWest's Payit hits £1bn processed - 48:05 UK fintech Griffin lands £12.5m in latest funding round - 49:45 WeWork co-founder lines up $350 million A16Z investment for a new billion-dollar real estate venture - 51:10 Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. It's hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David M. Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates and Gwera Kiwana, as well as a range of brilliant guests. We cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: @fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Bruno DIniz, Evgenii Kondratev, and Jenny Miller.

All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg
E92: Adam Neumann's second act, a16z's $350M bet, housing policy, Inflation Reduction Act & more

All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 99:03 Very Popular


0:00 Bestie intro plus a new moderator! 7:19 Adam Neumann raises $350M from a16z for his new residential real estate startup Flow 25:32 Housing policy: Bay Area, Houston, Miami differences 45:41 China, Saudi Arabia, Russia increase relations: should the US be worried? 1:01:09 Inflation Reduction Act signed into law: climate change impact, CBO scorecard, IRS beefed up, carbon tax, big pharma pricing, and more 1:29:47 Chamath ends his spat with Phil Hellmuth, FBI raid follow-up Follow the besties: https://twitter.com/chamath https://linktr.ee/calacanis https://twitter.com/DavidSacks https://twitter.com/friedberg Follow the pod: https://twitter.com/theallinpod https://linktr.ee/allinpodcast Intro Music Credit: https://rb.gy/tppkzl https://twitter.com/yung_spielburg Intro Video Credit: https://twitter.com/TheZachEffect Referenced in the show: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/15/business/dealbook/adam-neumann-flow-new-company-wework-real-estate.html https://www.google.com/finance/quote/PLD:NYSE https://www.google.com/finance/quote/WE:NYSE https://www.google.com/finance/quote/BX:NYSE https://a16z.com/2020/04/18/its-time-to-build https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-05/vc-marc-andreessen-opposes-plan-for-multi-family-atherton-housing https://www.politico.com/news/2022/08/16/xi-jinping-saudi-arabia-trip-middle-east-influence-00052023 https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-arabia-considers-accepting-yuan-instead-of-dollars-for-chinese-oil-sales-11647351541 https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-to-join-russia-military-exercises-as-u-s-rivals-deepen-ties-11660755790 https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/saudi-pif-buys-shares-alphabet-zoom-microsoft-us-shopping-spree-2022-08-16 https://www.foreignaffairs.com/ukraine/playing-fire-ukraine https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2022-08/hr5376_IR_Act_8-3-22.pdf https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/02/what-a-carbon-tax-can-do-and-why-it-cannot-do-it-all https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2022/08/18/fbi_unit_leading_mar-a-lago_probe_previously_led_russiagate_hoax_848582.html

Bankless
ROLLUP: Tornado Cash Fallout | Ethereum Merge Updates | $350m a16z Flow Buy | Sudoswap NFTs

Bankless

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 111:25 Very Popular


Kings & Priests
E36: Adam Neumann's Second Chance

Kings & Priests

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 27:42


Dean and Mike talk about WeWork founder Adam Neumann's comeback thanks to a record breaking $350 million investment from a16Z. Follow Dean: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqazR3TGNZVHI0YVJUaVd5cTBMRHMtU0lQWGVaQXxBQ3Jtc0tsMS12S2h5Y3pSRndDcXBGSEY4eFhaQlNyRnhMVk1QSGRNUWVmODhzTVVLb3JoSnFtRktYcjNGUzJqUGpIbFVxd2NxbGJaaTJfM2pRNlg5X09hdUxoRzNNVktIMlVvbHN1UlZncVZlYXllTnlpa1dDMA&q=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fdeansweetman&v=uI55GxRMBlk (https://twitter.com/deansweetman) Follow Michael: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa2dmZVVJVk03UXo3b2VYYVEydVdYOTB4UGluQXxBQ3Jtc0tsLWZWNWVSdkdwVVhhSW52Y1R1S0d3RFVzbmQ2SG4wRWtwS2xDU3ZCck1Cb1NEakJBX2VrQmV0SlE4YWxxUHBIY2s0YTBSaTlBSUZBenN2NjlIbGdCa2ZpV2d6aThhLTlOcy05TjZ3QmFOMUpRRmIyTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fmichaelwhittle&v=uI55GxRMBlk (https://twitter.com/michaelwhittle) Follow us on Instagram, Twitter & YouTube and feel free to shoot us an email at mw@vast.faith with any feedback, recommendations, questions or ideas for future topics of conversation.

Equity
Let's officially stop comparing Adam Neumann and Elizabeth Holmes

Equity

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 33:06 Very Popular


Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single topic, think about a question and unpack the rest. And, I mean, are you surprised what we're working with this week? Of course we're talking about Flow, Adam Neumann's a16z-fueled return to real estate that is already reportedly valued above $1 billion.This week, Natasha asked: Is the return is a result of vision, track record, or Adam Neumann-privilege? She's joined by Anita Ramaswamy, the co-host of TechCrunch's crypto-focused podcast Chain Reaction. The duo wrote a piece about the tech community's reaction to Neumann's new startup, so consider this episode a mic'd up follow-up:The news, what we know, and what we still don't - including how much of that $350 million check is cashThe reporter's notebook take on how to cover news that is sensationalist in nature. Do we give oxygen to something that is meant for a reaction? And when is something worth capturing versus worth waiting to see materialize?Why folks get checks, and Neumann's background in vision, track record and ability to raise money. After all, to succeed in becoming a venture-backed founder, all you need to be able to do is be good at getting venture backed.How this fits into the female founder takedown story - and why people need to stop comparing Neumann to Elizabeth Holmes. Fraud, my friend, is complicated.https://techcrunch.com/2022/08/15/tech-industry-reacts-to-adam-neumanns-a16z-backed-return-to-real-estate/Equity drops every Monday at 7 a.m. PDT and Wednesday and Friday at 6 a.m. PDT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the casts.

This Week in Startups - Audio
Adam Neumann raises $350M from a16z for his new startup Flow, Bay Area housing hypocrisy | E1535

This Week in Startups - Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 71:31 Very Popular


Molly is back for a HUGE news days! Adam Neumann has raised $350M from a16z for his new startup Flow (2:14), and his main investor, Marc Andreessen, got into some hot water over housing policy hypocrisy! (22:05) 0:00 Molly is back! J+M intro today's topics! 2:14 Jason and Molly catch up Molly's vacation and the craziness of the past week 12:36 LinkedIn Jobs - Post your first job for free at https://linkedin.com/twist 13:56 Adam Neumann's new residential real estate company Flow has raised $350M from a16z at a valuation over $1B! 20:34 TripActions - Go to https://tripactions.com/twist and get a $500 Amazon gift card after making your first travel booking OR paying off your first $1000 of liquid spend 22:05 Marc Andreessen's blog explaining a16z's Flow investment, Jason and Molly go deep on potential business plans for Flow and why a16z made this bet 34:37 Odoo - Get your first app free and a $1000 credit at https://odoo.com/twist 35:56 Marc Andreessen's housing hypocrisy 53:35 Jason reads slides from the leaked Flow deck *JOKE*, another a16z portfolio founder in a similar market as Flow chimed in on Twitter

Your First Million
My thoughts on a16z's $350M investment in Adam Neumann (former WeWork CEO)

Your First Million

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 8:10


Quick episode answering the question I've been getting about my opinion of this staggering investment amount and second (10th?) chance for Adam. Backstage Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, and Ellen Pao all get a mention. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yfm/message

Equity
Startup yachts, Adam Neumann and wait what year is it again?

Equity

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 11:32 Very Popular


Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.Natasha took over Equity Monday this week alongside Grace, as Alex enjoys some always-deserved vacation. Thankfully, there was way too much to get into. So much so that I recommend you listening to this podcast immediately before a whole news cycle breaks.Here's what we got into:Morning markets update, which is somewhat a story about reaction to China's slowing economyFor our big tech news item to start the week, Amanda Silberling dropped in to talk to us about Unity saying 'thank you, next' to a $20B merger offer from Applovin. I'll add in that it's not the only billion-dollar+ merger that fell through recently. How's that for Unity?I talked about Adam Neumann's new startup, which just landed Andreessen Horowitz's largest check to date at a billion dollar valuation. Deep breaths, friends, the reaction is part of the point. https://techcrunch.com/2022/08/15/a16z-andreessen-horowitz-backs-adam-neumann-wework-new-venture-flow-real-estate/Then I got into a WebMD alternate with quality as its differentiator. I end with bad news for Peloton employees, and good news for Atlanta's early stage entrepreneurs.https://techcrunch.com/2022/08/12/the-silicon-peach-is-still-ripe-atlantas-venture-ecosystem-stands-strong/As always, you can follow Equity on Twitter @equitypod, and me at @nmasc_. We are back Wednesday! Chat soon!Equity drops every Monday at 7 a.m. PDT and Wednesday and Friday at 6 a.m. PDT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the casts.

In the Public Interest
All About Web3: The Regulatory Outlook for Cryptocurrency

In the Public Interest

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 26:15


Cryptocurrency continues to dominate the headlines, from starting the year at a high with major TV ads to questions in recent weeks about the stability of the market. In this episode of In the Public Interest, co-host and Partner John Walsh is joined by fellow Partners Tiffany Smith and Zachary Goldman to explore the world of Web3 with Jai Ramaswamy. Ramaswamy is the Chief Legal Officer at Andreessen Horowitz—otherwise known as “A16Z,” an ode to the practice of shortening long words used repeatedly in code by taking the first and last letter of a word and the number of letters in between. Prior to joining A16Z, Ramaswamy served as the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at cLabs. He has over a decade of experience at the Justice Department, first serving as a prosecutor focused on white collar crime and cybercrime in the Southern District of New York and later as Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section. Ramaswamy also worked in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at the Justice Department. Smith and Goldman regularly advise clients on regulatory issues related to cryptocurrency and the broader FinTech sector. Both write frequently on regulatory developments affecting the Web3 space, including cryptocurrency and stablecoins. Smith, Goldman and Ramaswamy probe the many applications of decentralized systems in Web3, from cryptocurrency to NFTs and beyond. Ramaswamy shares why he believes regulatory concerns—not technology issues—will be the principal roadblock in this new decentralized ecosystem. The episode also touches on the delicate balancing act of promoting innovation while mitigating the emerging risks associated with decentralized computing.

Why We Strive
#2 | John Hancock | Stonks - The Home For Startup Demo Days

Why We Strive

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 68:15


Episode 2 | Stonks The Home For Startup Demo Days Stonks is on a mission to spearhead the mass adoption of startup investing by making it "Approachable AF". The big problems here (among accredited investors) are Access, Education, and Liquidity. By creating "The home for startup Demo Days' we believe we have made leaps toward solving the Access problem (and hopefully some of the Education side, as well). "Democratization" is a word that gets thrown around enough to lose its true meaning but at Stonks we've been working hard to provide ordinary prospective "Angel Investors" (as well as emerging funds) access to the best possible investment opportunities that typically would have only been available to the top 10% of VC firms. We're still a new company but we're incredibly passionate about the problems we're solving and we believe we are headed toward a world where the average person you'd pass on the street has some startup equity in their "portfolio" alongside individual stocks, ETFs, crypto, etc. Stonks is backed by A16Z and 35 amazing Angels/Funds About John: John is a multi-startup founder (DTC, Creator Economy, Live Streaming) and paramotor pilot who suffers from imposter syndrome just as much as (or more than) the next person. A high school dropout AND a college dropout, John likes to think he has a handle on how his time is best spent. --- This episode is sponsored by SunShader: If you've ever tried to use your laptop outside, or on the move, you'll know that it is impossible to see your screen in direct sunlight, and laptops will overheat and shut down surprisingly quickly outside. Here in Austin, the team at SunShader have solved that problem. SunShader is THE sun shade, heat shade and privacy shade for your laptop, so you can work efficiently from coffee shops, co-working spaces or with your friends on Campus, from the beach, the pool, your backyard or balcony, from airports, airplanes and AirBnBs. I've got one, and it is now part of my everyday work gear. SunShader can also be co-branded with your company logo and brand story for incredibly practical Swag, to give to your employees, customers and partners. Check them out at sunshader.com and use WHYWESTRIVE for 15% off! --

LA Venture
Megan Holston-Alexander -- A16Z

LA Venture

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 27:23


Megan Holston-Alexander leads a16z's Cultural Leadership Fund (CLF). CLF connects the world's greatest cultural leaders with the best new technology companies and advances young African Americans into tech.    Megan tells us about the importance of getting Black capital onto cap tables, Black talent into tech and building generational wealth. She shares how a16z has grown CLF and its influential network, how startups and cultural leaders collaborate, and her own journey into venture.

Smart Venture Podcast
#109 BITKRAFT Ventures Partner, Goldman Sachs's ex-VP, Moritz Baier-Lentz

Smart Venture Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 68:18


Moritz Baier-Lentz is a Partner at BITKRAFT, the world's most active VC firm and lead investor in the gaming industry with over $800 million in assets under management and more than 100 portfolio companies. Some of their portfolios include Epic Games (the creators of Fortnite and Rocket League), Horizon Blockchain Games (co-investors including co-founder of Reddit, Coinbase, Polychain Capital, and Consensys, among others), and Theorycraft Games (a game studio by former C-Level executives of League of Legends, Halo, and Destiny). He also serves as a board director for TRIPP, Lightforge Games, and Inworld AI, among others. Prior to BITKRAFT, Moritz was s VP at Goldman Sachs, where he founded and led the firm's global gaming practice. He also worked as a data scientist and engagement manager at IBM. He is a founding member of the "Defining and Building the Metaverse" Initiative at the World Economic Forum. He was also featured on Forbes 30 Under 30 and Business Insider's Rising Stars Age 35 and Under.    You can learn more about:  1. Career transition from a professional gamer to being a partner at a leading gaming fund  2. How to build a successful gaming fund  3. Fundamentals and trends in game investing 4. Outlook on the Metaverse and Web3   Check out our brand new YouTube Video Podcast!  https://www.SmartVenturePod.com IG/Twitter/FB @GraceGongGG LinkedIn:@GraceGong YouTube: https://bit.ly/gracegongyoutube Join the SVP fam with your host Grace Gong. In each episode, we are going to have conversations with some of the top investors, super star founders, as well as well known tech executives in the silicon valley. We will have a coffee chat with them to learn their ways of thinking and actionable tips on how to build or invest in a successful company. ===================== Brought to you by: https://link.blockfolio.com/9dzp/stwlap68 Use code: smartventure https://momentonft.com

Marketing School - Digital Marketing and Online Marketing Tips
Cryptoys CEO joins us, raising $23.6M from a16z, building an NFT brand, Doodles and Pharrell

Marketing School - Digital Marketing and Online Marketing Tips

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 47:52


In many ways, the NFT world is still in such an early stage of development that there's no real playbook that entrepreneurs or creators can follow for building their businesses, especially if they want to scale. Today on the show we get together with Will Weinraub, CEO and Co-Founder at OnChain Studios, to talk about how he originally created Cryptoys as a gift for his daughter, the strategies they're using to scale their product, and some of the biggest challenges facing entrepreneurs in the Web3 space today. Tuning in, you'll learn about Cryptoys' partnership with Mattel, how the world-famous toy company is leaning into innovation by embracing digital toys for kids, and why it's so important to find the right partner to help you build your vision in the Web3 space. We also unpack why storytelling is an essential skill for entrepreneurs to master and reflect on recent developments in the crypto space, including the news that Solana will launch a new smartphone in 2023 and Doodles' decision to appoint Pharrell Williams as their Chief Brand Officer. Tune in for key insights from one of the most passionate leaders in the Web3 space, and much more! TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES: [01:49] Get to know today's guest, Will Weinraub CEO and Co-Founder at OnChain Studios.  [05:21] How Will's daughter inspired the creation of Cryptoys. [08:52] The three pillars that form the foundation of Will's business strategy: toys, gaming, and entertainment. [09:36] Insights into how Cryptoys plans to scale. [11:44] How Cryptoys became connected with Mattel and why they are ideal partners.  [14:28] The challenges of communicating an entirely new vision during a pitch meeting. [20:50] Why storytelling is one of the most important skills an entrepreneur can invest in. [23:13] Why good storytelling is the equivalent of good communication. [24:33] Will shares his approach to recruiting. [27:08] How to recruit and retain top talent in the Web3 space. [31:23] Our thoughts on some of the liquidations that have been happening in the crypto space.  [33:48] Some of the exciting developments happening at Doodles, including their partnership with Pharrell Williams! [37:32] Our thoughts on Solana's plans to release a smartphone in 2023. [41:25] An overview of Shopify's decision to add NFT gated features and what it means for the broader NFT culture. [47:24] That's it for today! Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast! [47:25] Go to https://www.marketingschool.io to learn more!   Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:   Subscribe to our premium podcast (with tons of goodies!): https://www.marketingschool.io/pro   Leave Some Feedback:     What should we talk about next? Please let us know in the comments below Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review.     "The NFT World is getting more competitive every day, and you don't want to get left behind! Learn how to grow your NFT project:  www.youtube.com/c/LevelingUpOfficial"   Connect with Us:    Neilpatel.com Quick Sprout  Growth Everywhere Single Grain Twitter @neilpatel  Twitter @ericosiu