Path to Conviction: Julie Yoo, Andreessen Horowitz Partner On Cultivating A Prepared Mind
Kauffman Fellows Podcast
Grove Ventures General Partner Renana Ashkenazi digs into the topic of winning the deal, the before and the after. In this episode Renana digs deep into the idea of conviction. Venture investing is a “head and heart” approach, and some investors feel that due diligence is a process where you try to convince your head of what your gut said in the very first meeting. All the data in the world isn't enough to do that, as what you really want is to feel that conviction. As a founder with a product background and now in healthcare VC, Julie has excelled in several different arenas in business, and a different approach to decision making may be appropriate for each arena.
24. Tech Eats Bio: Vijay Pande - General Partner @ Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) Bio Fund
Vijay Pande is a General Partner @ Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), where he focuses on investments in Biopharma & Healthcare. As the founding investor of a16z’s Bio Fund, Vijay leads the firm’s investments at the cross section of biology and computer science, including applications in computation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in healthcare; digital therapeutics; diagnostics; and other novel transformative scientific advances applied to industry that take bio beyond healthcare. Op-eds by Vijay defining trends and issues in this emerging space have been published by The New York Times, Scientific American, and Forbes, among others. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University.Previously, Vijay was the Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Structural Biology and of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he led a team of researchers pioneering computational methods and their application to medicine and biology (resulting in over 300 publications, two patents, and two novel drug candidates). Vijay was also concurrently the director of the Biophysics program at Stanford, where he led a team of more than 50 faculty members and propelled the program to the top in the country.During his time at Stanford, Vijay co-founded Globavir Biosciences, where he translated his research advances into a successful startup that aimed to discover cures for Dengue Fever and Ebola. Vijay also founded the Folding@Home Distributed Computing Project for disease research, which pushed the boundaries of computer science techniques (distributed systems, machine learning, and exotic computer architectures) into biology and medicine, in both research as well as the development of new therapeutics.Vijay holds a BA in Physics from Princeton University and a PhD in Physics from MIT. He has been awarded the DeLano Prize in Computation; a Guinness World Record for Folding@Home; the American Chemical Society Thomas Kuhn Paradigm Shift Award; and was selected for MIT TR10. In his teens, Vijay was the first employee at video game startup Naughty Dog Software, maker of Crash Bandicoot.Vijay serves on the board of the following Andreessen Horowitz portfolio companies: Apeel Sciences, BioAge Labs, Ciitizen, Devoted Health, Freenome, Insitro, Nautilus Biotechnology, Omada Health, Scribe Therapeutics, and Q Bio.Thank you for listening!BIOS (@BIOS_Community) unites a community of Life Science innovators dedicated to driving patient impact. Alix Ventures (@AlixVentures) is a San Francisco based venture capital firm supporting early stage Life Science startups engineering biology to create radical advances in human health.Music: Danger Storm by Kevin MacLeod (link & license)
Leveraging Your Superpowers with Dr. Vineeta Agarwala (Andreessen Horowitz)
Spotlight on Women in Health Ventures
Vineeta Agarwala, MD, PhD, is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and adjunct clinical professor in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford. She previously worked as a management consultant at McKinsey and as a Director of Product Management at Flatiron Health. At a16z, she works with companies seeking to improve how drug development and patient care delivery is done. We discuss with Dr. Agarwala the importance of adopting a “continuous learner” mindset, how to make the jump from academia to entrepreneurship, and trends in biotech and health tech, including a DoorDash-infrastructure for healthcare delivery.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theia-hc/support
Alright, backstory's out of the way, and Acquired is rolling three hours deep on the venture firm that changed the game for everyone — a16z. VC marketing? Check. "Founder-friendly?" Check. Platform services? Check. Huge valuations and massive fund sizes? Check and check. We dissect it all in glorious detail, right down to the famous office library (located next to the Rosewood on Sand Hill, natch). The story of modern venture capital starts here. Let's Go!!! If you love Acquired and want more, join our LP Community for access to over 50 LP-only episodes, monthly Zoom calls, and access for live events and discussions with episode guests. We can't wait to see you there. Join here at: https://acquired.fm/lp/ Sponsors: Thank you to Pilot for being our presenting sponsor for all of Acquired Season 9! Pilot takes care of startups' bookkeeping, tax and CFO services so busy founders can focus on what matters. To paraphrase Jeff Bezos's AWS analogy: bookkeeping and tax don't make your product any better — so you should let Pilot handle them for you. Pilot is in fact backed by Bezos himself, along with other all-star investors including Sequoia, Index, and Stripe. They are truly the gold standard for startup bookkeeping, and many of the companies we work with run on them. You can get in touch with Pilot here: https://bit.ly/acquiredfmpilot , and Acquired listeners get 20% off their first 6 months! (use the link above) Thank you as well to Pitchbook and to Nord Security. You can learn more about them at: https://bit.ly/acquiredpitchbook https://bit.ly/acquirednord Links: Michael Mauboussin on persistence of returns across asset classes: https://www.morganstanley.com/im/publication/insights/articles/articles_publictoprivateequityintheusalongtermlook_us.pdf Tomorrow's Advance Man: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/05/18/tomorrows-advance-man Episode sources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12jf9pwTdEuANtdOffUzSzvE0xEJptT0Or-gBSJgk8mg/edit?usp=sharing Carve Outs: Childhood's End: https://www.amazon.com/Childhoods-End-Arthur-C-Clarke/dp/110196703X MKBHD's Studio channel and tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkuxIy3kFZM The Godfather: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068646/ Who Got the Truth on Spotify!! https://open.spotify.com/track/03X7SwpsCjZIofK8RFPwch?si=649d93b2be7743d5
Breaking Down the Market Sell-Off, President Biden vs. Social Media & Andreessen Horowitz Names Head of New Crypto Fund
Our anchors kick off the morning with CNBC’s Mike Santoli on the market drop and recent moves in mega-cap tech. Then, Wilmington Trust’s Meghan Shue joins to further break down the market sell-off today. Next, New York Times Contributor and “Sway” Podcast Host Kara Swisher joins to discuss President Biden’s criticism of social media due to its role in spreading vaccine misinformation. We also have Satori Fund’s Dan Niles weigh in on the market sell-off and where he is exiting positions. Later, CNBC’s Leslie Picker is here with the story on Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Tontine dropping the deal to buy 10% of Universal Music. Then, CNBC’s Kate Rooney is here to interview Andreessen Horowitz Partner Arianna Simpson after she was promoted today to co-lead the firm’s latest $2.2 billion crypto fund.
US Crypto Regulations Progress - Andreessen Horowitz $2.2B Crypto Fund - Citigroup Digital Asset Division
Thinking Crypto News & Interviews
The U.S. House of Representatives passed two crypto bills on Tuesday evening - The Blockchain Innovation Act and parts of the Digital Taxonomy Act were included in the broader Consumer Safety Technology Act. NYC Mayoral front runner Eric Adams says city will become ‘Center of Bitcoins’. Andreessen Horowitz launches biggest-ever crypto venture fund at $2.2 billion. Citigroup launches a digital asset unit within its wealth management division. Blockchain investment firm QR Capital’s bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) started trading on the Brazil stock exchange today. Reddit is selling three Ethereum NFTs featuring its mascot Snoo. Crypto legend John McAfee passes away.John McAfee interview - https://youtu.be/1yi35uBCrqo🔥 Sign Up with OkCoin https://www.okcoin.com/join?channelId=600073973🚀 Get the Ledger Nano X to Safely store your Crypto - https://www.ledgerwallet.com/r/acd6🔥 Become a Channel Member - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjpkwsuHgYx9fBE0ojsJ_-w/join💥 Sign up for the Free Thinking Crypto Weekly Newsletter https://thinkingcrypto.substack.com/💥 Easily do your Crypto taxes, I personally use this service - https://taxbit.com/invite/thinkingcrypto/ 💥 Sign up with BlockFi to earn Interest on your Crypto with $250 Bonus! - https://blockfi.com/ThinkingCrypto⚡️ Earn Free Bitcoin while shopping - https://lolli.com/ref/thinkingcrypto🔥 Get $25 off your Coinmine One purchase - https://coinmine.com/thinkingcrypto🔥 Follow on Twitter - https://twitter.com/ThinkingCrypto1🔥 Follow on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thinkingcrypto/🔥 Website - http://www.ThinkingCrypto.com/=================================================Crypto Cashout Plan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udoMQNnLTM4Must Watch Interviews!- Michael Saylor Interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecRkjA-SxSI- Interview with CZ Binance CEO - https://youtu.be/mF-iCOlnL_8- Interview with Cameron & Tyler Winklevoss - https://youtu.be/jZ5YNxLfBuw- Full Must Watch Interviews Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5rDfH3ofGEdqEaSrjC3UHOQdw1eyeYRU=================================================#Crypto #AndreessenHorowitz #Citigroup #Bitcoin #Banks #Regulations #CryptoRegulations =================================================Disclaimer - Thinking Crypto and Tony are not financial or investment experts. You should do your own research on each cryptocurrency and make your own conclusions and decisions for investment. Invest at your own risk, only invest what you are willing to lose. This channel and its videos are just for educational purposes and NOT investment or financial advice.
Amazon's worker problem, Andreessen Horowitz's new website and a prediction about inflation
Kara and Scott talk about a blockbuster story exposing worker issues in Amazon warehouses as Mackenzie Scott donates money to counteract the forces of her ex-husband's company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
#297 David Ulevitch - General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)
Modern CTO with Joel Beasley
Today we are talking to David Ulevitch, a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. And we discuss the founders' journey from raising capital to successful exit, the need to communicate the value of your product, why you may not be charging enough for your goods and services.All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!
Anish Acharya, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz - Doubling Down on Fintech
Wharton FinTech Podcast
Miguel Armaza sits down with Anish Acharya, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z), where he invests primarily in financial services and adjacent technologies. Prior to joining A16Z, Anish held multiple leadership roles at Credit Karma and before that he founded two different startups – SocialDeck (acquired by Google) and Snowball (acquired by Credit Karma).In this episode, we talk about his transition from operator investor; The evolution of his investing approach; Why all of his best career decisions have mostly been focused on people; and, why he believes there’s a huge opportunity in fintech for the GenZ generation.Anish is also a passionate DJ and loves to spin records, so as bonus for our listeners, we have included a few minutes of his latest mix at the end of the show!Anish Acharya Anish Acharya is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he invests primarily in financial services and adjacent technologies. He currently serves on the boards of remote payroll and compliance platform Deel and construction technology company Mosaic. Anish joined Andreessen Horowitz in 2019. Prior to joining a16z, Anish held multiple roles at Credit Karma including the General Manager of Core Product and General Manager of U.S. Card, which he helped scale to over 100MM members and nearly $1B in 2019 revenue. Anish joined Credit Karma in 2015 via the acquisition of Snowball, a notifications startup he founded a year earlier.Prior to creating Snowball, Anish founded SocialDeck, a social-gaming company that was acquired by Google in 2010. He went on to lead various mobile product efforts as well as invest at Google Ventures. Anish graduated from the University of Waterloo and lives in the Bay Area with his family.About A16ZAndreessen Horowitz (a16z) is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. The firm is stage agnostic, investing in seed to late-stage technology companies, across the consumer, enterprise, bio/healthcare, crypto, and fintech spaces. a16z has nearly $16.5B in assets under management across multiple funds. See portfolio companies here: https://a16z.com/portfolio/.Wharton Fintechhttps://www.whartonfintech.org/ | https://twitter.com/whartonfintech | https://www.linkedin.com/company/wharton-fintech-clubMiguel Armazahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/armaza/ | https://twitter.com/MiguelArmaza