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The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future – especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This podcast is produced by Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Multiple episodes are released every week; visit a16z.com for more details and to sign up for our newsletters and other content as well!
 
Join host Chris Hill and a panel of Motley Fool investment analysts each week as they cover the week’s top business news and financial headlines, while breaking down the stock market implications for investors. Plus, interviews with best-selling authors, industry experts, and an inside look at stocks on our radar. New episodes available every Friday.
 
What happens when software eats the world? Industry veterans Paul Ford and Rich Ziade chat with their friends about technology, design, and business from a distinctly East Coast point of view. Decades of experience inform their no-BS, quick-witted patter about what digital transformation really means. Created by Postlight, the digital product studio they co-founded in New York City
 
16 Minutes on the News is a short news podcast where we cover the top headlines of the week, the a16z podcast way -- why are these topics in the news; what's real, what's hype from our vantage point; and what are our experts' quick takes on these trends? About the a16z Podcast: Discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future -- especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This ...
 
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“Software eats the world”, as one famous investor once said it. However, our Earth runs on resources and is based on atoms rather than bits. Our true progress therefore depends mainly on our producing, selling innovative physical products, that is hardware. Hardware is...different. Challenges abound in designing, manufacturing, getting funding, hiring, innovating, delivering to the customers. Resources are scattered around and only a few exist. Where do you get real, practical knowledge? Thi ...
 
Gender diversity are buzz words these days– And paradoxically, this is a problem in the fields of science, technology, arts, humanities or medicine. A Hashtag #genderdiversity on social media is used for everything from issues like salary disparity, lack of women in a position of power, navigating career and motherhood to sexual harassment – These are definitely important issues to address. But the need for more women in science, humanities goes beyond issues of just equality and morals. Hi, ...
 
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There's no question technology played a huge role in the recent/current pandemic, including especially in the plug-and-play engineering and incredibly fast development behind the mRNA vaccines... But is there an even bigger role for the private sector, not just government, to play (and partner) when it comes to key infrastructure for future such em…
 
Fly by wire is coming to a bicycle near you. Is it a coffee table or a board game? Can it be both? AI creating accents on the run. Watches checking temperature; blood sugar levels and sleep patterns. Smart toilets to monitor your health. World EV Day brings new models from Mercedes Benz. Long-lasting disinfectants using nanotechnologies. Ferrari wi…
 
Apple unveils new iPhones and iPads. Intuit buys MailChimp for $12B in cash and stock. Amazon gets ready to sell Amazon-branded TVs. Coffee retailer Dutch Bros rises 60% on its IPO. Walmart and Ford Motor team up on robo-deliveries. And Taco Bell tests a taco subscription service. Motley Fool analysts Maria Gallagher and Jason Moser discuss those s…
 
ClearBridge Senior Health Care Analysts Marshall Gordon and Nick Wu assess current opportunities in health care as the economy works through the Delta variant and elective procedures continue to come back. During the discussion, they pinpoint promising trends in the areas of diabetes and obesity management, new therapies for rare diseases and innov…
 
Both Rich and Vicky didn’t start off in software, so how did they end up there? This week Rich is joined by Postlight’s Head of Product Management, Vicky Volvovski, to talk about their professional paths. They discuss what drives them and share tips on how to get that next role you have your eye on. Hint: Don’t be afraid to show your work in progre…
 
iPhones making satellite phone calls. Nuclear power plants with thorium. Old is new again with Nissan e-Power hybrids solving range anxiety. 30 seconds for a better toothbrush. US Navy weaponry that can make the best orator a bumbling stutterer. Air guitar with Bluetooth! Need I say more? Global EV sales numbers. Nanoparticle bullet-proof vests. Bi…
 
Lululemon shares hit an all-time high on earnings. Dave & Buster’s delivers a surprise. Boston Beer falls on sluggish seltzer sales. And fintech company Affirm soars on strong revenue growth and an Amazon partnership. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and talk about the latest from RH, Coupa Software, Paypal, …
 
"I could have cut off a lot of the time to get here by dreaming bigger earlier on." Tim Reeser, CEO & Co-founder, Lightning eMotors Colorado is about to have a real vehicle manufacturing factory. It’s hard to believe – and amazing and exciting. Lightning eMotors is a Loveland based company that began with technology developed at CSU, then adapted s…
 
The early days of Zimrides [2:08] Driving early virality [7:56] Competing with Uber [15:47] Why they took political stances [27:03] Managing through the pandemic [38:09] The future focus for Lyft -- autonomous vehicles and the end of car ownership [42:50] Follow the a16z Club to join conversations with tech founders, builders, and leaders live and …
 
Acronyms can feel cheesy, but they sure are effective — in the world of software and beyond. This week Paul and Rich discuss the value of naming your initiatives and urge you to embrace the inevitable acronym that will follow. They chat about how strong naming can help teams internalize processes and rally around projects. They also discuss how the…
 
Would you like a 140-inch TV for less than $1000? Oversized Tablets are now hitting 40 inches! Forget two-factor. Do we need three-factor authentication? Suffer from diabetes? Find out the latest technology solution. Forget charging your EV – just swap the battery! Nintendo loving lockdowns. Car key transponders = more home invasions! Promises of a…
 
An overview of diabetes Type 1 and Type 2 [2:58] Thinking beyond Type 1 and Type 2 [6:58] New treatment options: stem cells, continuous glucose monitoring [14:19] What's the timeline on stem cell therapies? [17:15] Therapies for controlling, rather than curing, diabetes [23:52] The current technology challenges to treating diabetes [29:52] The chal…
 
The S&P 500, Nasdaq, and Dow Jones Industrial Average have each risen more than 15% so far this year. How should investors feel about the rest of 2021? Which stocks should be on a short leash? What capital allocation strategies should Berkshire-Hathaway and Chipotle be considering? Andy Cross and Jason Moser answer those questions, make business pr…
 
Founding story of Nautilus [1:43] Why was the Nautilus approach to proteomics a breakthrough? [6:12] Why a startup instead of academic research? [9:57] How to pick a good cofounder (it's not that different from choosing a spouse) [15:32] Advice for academic founders: how to work with VCs [21:14] The tipping points of scale & the challenges of findi…
 
If you've been a customer of Amazon Web Services, you know the billing nightmares of services that weren't built to talk to each other. After learning firsthand, Corey Quinn founded The Duckbill Group to help companies tackle their confusing and wildly expensive AWS bills. This week, he joins Paul and Rich to share advice on cutting down your AWS b…
 
Do we really need automated parking fines? Would you drink lab-made milk? Watching your body fat (excuse the very bad pun!) PSA. Beware the Flubot! Record your cough to detect COVID-19. Would you trust a Robot Lawyer? Mandatory solar panels and batteries. Subscription overload. Would you buy a car without kicking the tyres?…
 
Apple loosens its rules for app developers. Peloton stumbles on slowing growth. Best Buy and Williams-Sonoma report big earnings. And Dick’s Sporting Goods hits a new high. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Autodesk, Bill.com, and Elastic. Plus, they share two stocks on their ra…
 
“Our developers don’t need to know code – they just have to be smart people that know the business problem they’re solving.” Kylee McVaney,CEO, Nextworld An interesting episode about building a self-adapting ERP software platform in Colorado. We’ve all heard about ERP software systems that are so huge and so cobbled together with hacked fixes over …
 
As you know by now, Rich and Paul were itching to get back to the office. They craved those IRL moments that spark conversation, build relationships, and foster innovation. This week, Senior Director and Head of Product Management, Vicky Volvovski, argues that all of that can be done remotely (and done well!). After working from home for a decade, …
 
The MSCI origin story [1:07] How does an index get constructed? [6:51] How do you keep an index accurate? [11:42] MSCI business model... how do they get paid? [16:27] MSCI, competition, and why not an open source index? [23:14] ESG and investment objectives [27:00] ESG disclosure frameworks and the role of government in ESG [32:50] Defining ESG [34…
 
COVID-19 vaccination status. 11 finger pianists. Bushfire readiness? There is an app for that! Would you fly in a solar plane? Biden is going electric and going American! Technology to help the novelist inside of you. Apple: protection or privacy? ACCC hauls the big Telcos to court over NBN speeds. Paid enough taxes? What about a bitcoin tax?…
 
Will Amazon’s department stores be a hit with shoppers? Who is the next CEO to announce retirement? What’s the next big trend in alcohol sales? Maria Gallagher and Jason Moser tackle those questions, as well as the latest earnings from Walmart, Target, Lowe’s Home Depot, Foot Locker, Nvidia, Farfetch, and Robinhood. Plus, they discuss Chipotle’s ne…
 
SPEAKERS: Aarthi Ramamurthy, international, Clubhouse Donnie Dinch, founder and CEO, Bitski Gabby Dizon, cofounder, Yield Guild Games Jarrod Dicker, operating partner, TCG Jesse Walden, founder, Variant Fund Jon Lai, principal, a16z Packy McCormick, founder, Not Boring Sriram Krishnan, general partner, a16z Twobadour, founder, Metapurse Justin “3LA…
 
Portfolio Managers Paul Ehrlichman and Grace Su discuss why the changing focus of global monetary policy is supportive of pro-cyclical positioning in the International Value and International Small Cap Strategies, the role of traditional value companies in contributing to global sustainability efforts as well as how the team is navigating a heighte…
 
The MTA is one of the largest transit systems in the world, and recently, Postlight helped take it digital. This week Joshua Gee, Director of Digital Customer Experience at the MTA, joins Paul and Rich to get into the nitty-gritty of updating massive government systems. From legacy platforms to procurement to getting different parts of government t…
 
Payphones that are free! Huh? Tesla sharing their Superchargers. Video streaming passwords. Make a splash with an electric boat. Star Wars Tamagotchis! Why not? Latest stats in Tablet sales. Digital health insurance cards. Zoom privacy = US$86 million. Recycling mobile phones into Gold medals. What to do with old EV batteries?…
 
Disney’s blowout 3rd quarter is fueled by growth in Disney+ subscribers. Airbnb predicts record revenue on the horizon. Unity Software’s 2nd-quarter report calms shareholder concerns. Boston Beer and Pepsi team up to create an alcoholic version of Mountain Dew. Jason Moser and Ron Gross analyze those stories, discuss the latest from eBay, Chegg, Do…
 
“There are accessible ideas that instantly make sense, are easy to invest in… then there’s our idea: niche, geeky, weird…” Jenn Knight, AgentSync It had been a while (Xero Shoes) since I interviewed spousal co-founders. Aside from a great story of a niche business born to solve a painful problem, I enjoyed hearing from Jenn and Niji about how they …
 
This week Chris and Gina sit down with Nathan Henry and Vicky Volvovski of Postlight’s PM leadership to talk all things product management at a client services firm. Nathan and Vicky share ideas on building lasting client relationships and break down how to structure client workshops to get at the root of the problems you’re trying to solve. Then, …
 
Perpetual motion electric vehicles. Drone deliveries to the battlefield. Living forever is a chilling prospect. Delivery drivers with a universal key. Baseball catchers and their modern signs. Technologically advanced windscreens. E-BIKE subsidies. TRUST required to legally fly a drone. EV snippets.By Mathew Dickerson
 
The stock market hits a record high on a stronger-than-expected jobs report. Square buys Australian fintech company AfterPay for $29 billion in stock. Etsy tumbles on earnings. And Weber Grill makes its public markets debut. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Cloudflare, CVS Health, …
 
Since the 1950s, Fender has been one of the leading names in music. Six years ago, Ethan Kaplan pitched Fender to build out a digital take on a traditionally analog experience — guitar lessons. This week, Paul and Rich sit down with Ethan to discuss how he pitched the idea to the team and why Fender needed a digital strategy. He also shares valuabl…
 
In today’s episode we have two short segments, both on bioscience topics:[0:00] Moderna has started clinical trials for a flu vaccine, called mRNA-1010, that is based on the same mRNA technology that Moderna and Pfizer used for their COVID vaccines, and that several other companies including Sanofi and Glaxo all are actively working on for the infl…
 
COVID-19 breath test. How big is too big when it comes to TVs? NASA and their 30-year-old computer. 'In Good Faith' deals with tech organisations. Finalists for new emojis. Eye tests on your phone. Worldwide sand shortage solutions. Energy at your fingertips! Do you have Pegasus spy software on your phone?…
 
Amazon has its worst day in over a year after missing expectations. Alphabet hits a new high and announces a $50 billion buyback plan. Apple and Microsoft dip despite reporting huge profits. And McDonald’s serves up a chicken sandwich-fueled surprise. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the lates…
 
Re customer experience: “We are the ultimate arbiter of truth.” Mario Ciabarra, Quantum Metric My interview with Mario Ciabarra of Quantum Metric was tons of fun. Mario is a high energy entrepreneur who built a few very small businesses before hitting on something BIG with Quantum Metric – in its last round of funding, Quantum Metric was valued at …
 
This conversation centers on the arguments and findings of the a16z piece The Cost of Cloud, a Trillion Dollar Paradox. The Core Findings of The Cost of Cloud piece [5:22] Cloud is a significant part of COGS for public SaaS companies [8:38] Should you allocate engineers to reduce cloud cost or just focus on growth? [12:06] How much of a problem is …
 
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