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
- Gen Z don’t like banks and credit cards @adam
- 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.
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Some background on Ben Horowitz’s latest book: