💸 Fintech Startups - interview w/ Andreessen Horowitz's Ben Horowitz 🤟

A co-founder of a16z a.k.a. Andreeseen Horowitz VC fund was interviewed by the one and only Kara Swisher recently. Kara is the SV’s legendary tech reporter and is a co-founder of Re/code, which was sold to Vox Media.

A few takeaways from that episode:

  • Fintech is huge @Viktor :exploding_head:
  • Gen Z don’t like banks and credit cards @adam :rofl:
  • It’s better when VCs are pouring cash into startups even if they’re not successful, rather than when there’s no money
  • If you can’t raise money these days, your business has issues - there’s ample funding
  • Top VCs invest in top startups. They don’t bother competing with 2nd and 3rd tier VCs, even if the amount raised from the lower league is massive

Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the state of venture capital, diversity in tech, and his new book, What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture . Horowitz also discusses the impact of SoftBank’s $100 billion Vision Fund on Silicon Valley, why he wouldn’t invest in a social or mobile startup today, and what former CEO Travis Kalanick got right — and very wrong — with Uber’s culture. Plus: Why “break” was the exact right word for Facebook to use in its “move fast and break things” era.

Link - https://player.fm/series/recode-decode-hosted-by-kara-swisher-88572/andreessen-horowitz-founder-ben-horowitz-on-what-startups-can-learn-from-samurai

Also in Apple Podcasts, etc

Some background on Ben Horowitz’s latest book: