a16z News of 11/21/19
Where Top VCs Are Investing In Real Estate And Proptech (Part 2 Of 2)
In part two of our survey that asked top VCs about the most exciting investment areas in real estate, we dig into responses from 10 leading real estate-focused investors at firms that span early to growth stages across real estate specific firms, ...
Andreessen Horowitz Launches Free Crypto Startup School
Last month, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) general partner Chris Dixon announced at TechCrunch Disrupt that the VC firm would run a free crypto startup school. And the company is officially launching its school today. Applications are now open and ...
a16z’S Andrew Chen On The Opportunities Today For Consumer Tech Startups
What’s happening in consumer tech? At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco last week, Extra Crunch managing editor Eric Eldon sat down with Andrew Chen, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Andrew focuses on consumer tech, with investments ...
Startup Growth Hacks, High-Frequency Trading, Startup Security, Privacy, And Adobe
Full Disrupt SF agenda posted We have an amazing slate of speakers stopping by TechCrunch Disrupt SF this year, including two full days scheduled for the debut of our Extra Crunch stage, which will focus on how founders can overcome the challenges ...
Singularity 6 Raises $16.5m From Andreessen Horowitz To Create A ‘Virtual Society’
When Fortnite reached stratospheric popularity early last year, there were undoubtedly an awful lot of VCs on the sidelines looking enviously at the massive platform and wondering what opportunities could be gleaned from its rapid rise. Epic Games ...
New a16z Funds, A $200m Round, And The Latest From WeWork And Slack
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week brought the ever-excellent Danny Crichton back to the show, along with myself . The two of us ...
Unpacking Pinterest’S IPO Expectations
For seven years, Pinterest has been considered a “unicorn,” boasting a valuation larger than $1 billion since its 2012 Series C funding round. Before that, it was considered an underdog, puzzling some investors with its “digital ...
Startups Weekly: What’S Up With YC? Plus, Mobility Layoffs And Airbnb’S Grand Plans
Where to begin… Netflix darling Marie Kondo is hitting up Sand Hill Road in search of $40 million to fund an ecommerce platform, Y Combinator is giving $150,000 to a startup building a $380,000 flying motorcycle (because why not) and ...
Anchorage Emerges With $17m From a16z For ‘Omnimetric’ Crypto Security
I’m not allowed to tell you exactly how Anchorage keeps rich institutions from being robbed of their cryptocurrency, but the off-the-record demo was damn impressive. Judging by the $17 million Series A this security startup raised last year led by ...
Marc Andreessen: Audio Will Be “Titanically Important” And VR Will Be “1,000” Times Bigger Than AR
In a new a16z podcast with the venture firm’s founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, there’s a lot to enjoy, from Andreessen’s TV recommendations to Horowitz’s secret to excellent barbecue. (It’s pretty much just ...