So you wanna build a bio company?
with Jorge Conde, Hanne Tidnam, Julie Yoo
Building a software company in healthcare is hard, for many reasons including complex incentives, information asymmetry, and regulatory dynamics. So how should tech founders think about this space differently? In this conversation, a16z bio partners (and former founders) share their mistakes and hard-earned lessons learned -- on everything from the right strategies and right team, to the right go-to-market... which is where most stumbles tend to occur. 
listen to this podcast
On innovation in startups AND in big companies
with Safi Bahcall, Frank Chen, Sonal Chokshi, Vijay Pande, Alex Rampell
How can any organization -- big or small, late or early -- be in two states at the same time: both fluid and stable, soft and solid? The answer may lie in a new framework for management, at the intersection of economics and physics (phase transitions). And then, in the world of finance: As established companies look in the rearview mirror at fast-approaching startups -- “objects in mirror are closer than they appear!” -- what can they do about it?
listen to this podcast on phase transitions & incentives in organizations
watch this video on fintech startups competing and what incumbents can do
Debating network effects
with Frank Chen, D'Arcy Coolican, Li Jin 
Some of the most successful companies and products from the phone era to the internet era have all been predicated on the concept of network effects, where the network becomes more valuable to users as more people use it. But how do you tell network effects apart from other phenomena that are not actually network effects? And whether they are enduring? How do they differ across categories? Finally, what metrics should you look at to determine if you even have network effects in the first place, and to manage them if so? This three-part video miniseries explores (and debates) the answers to these questions:
watch video 1: is it a network effect?
watch video 2: debating network effects across categories
watch video 3: measuring network effects
Inside the pitch room at a16z: what resonated, founding stories, and VR
with Andrew Chen, Siqi Chen, Steve Zhao
There's a ton of advice out there on how to do pitch decks, but how does the person being pitched react slide by slide? This set of videos provides a sort of “director’s commentary” walkthrough of what resonated and what didn’t with a16z portfolio company Sandbox VR's pitch. Speaking of, what's their founding story, what drove them to try to build the Holodeck, and how might storytelling play out in this new medium? 
watch 'the a16z pitch room' video
watch the Sandbox VR founding story video
In the zeitgeist
with Benedict Evans, Connie Chan, Frank Chen, Sonal Chokshi, Nick Quah, Steven Sinofsky
From the podcasting renaissance and the resurgence of digital assistants (a la... Clippy!) to a framework for considering AI and bias, listen/watch/read this set of podcasts, videos, and posts:

A podcast about podcasting
Clippy: the unauthorized biography, a video
Notes on AI bias


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