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Andreessen Horowitz launches free crypto startup school

Andreessen Horowitz launches free crypto startup school Last month, Andreessen Horowitz 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 you have four weeks to apply. With this […]

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VC Ben Horowitz on WeWork, Uber, and one cultural value his employees can’t break

VC Ben Horowitz on WeWork, Uber, and one cultural value his employees can’t break Ben Horowitz, the co-founder of the venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, has a new book coming out this coming Monday titled “What You Do is Who You Are,” that takes a look at how to create “culture” at a […]

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Where are US fintech’s next billion-dollar startups?

Where are US fintech’s next billion-dollar startups? As fintech investments soar to new heights, investors are looking at the bottom and top levels of the services stack to find the next billion-dollar startups. That’s the word from seasoned investors like Andreessen Horowitz’s managing director, Angela Strange, who has invested in a number […]

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Why venture capital firms need culture experts

Why venture capital firms need culture experts When Susan Fowler’s 2017 blog post shined a light on Uber’s raucous culture, outlining rampant harassment and sexism, a debate erupted. What role do the deep-pocketed investors behind the company, those who allowed it to scale to monstrous proportions, have in developing and nurturing its […]

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Andreessen Horowitz hires Julie Yoo as general partner

Andreessen Horowitz hires Julie Yoo as general partner Julie Yoo has joined Andreessen Horowitz as its newest general partner. She will make investments out of the venture capital firm’s bio fund, which closed on $450 million in 2017. Yoo spent the last eight years as a co-founder and chief product officer of […]

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PayPal is the first company to drop out of the Facebook-led Libra Association

PayPal is the first company to drop out of the Facebook-led Libra Association PayPal is the first company to walk away from Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency. PayPal’s decision to take its ball and go home was first reported by The Wall Street Journal . “PayPal has made the decision to forgo further participation […]

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Chris Dixon from a16z announces free crypto startup school at TechCrunch Disrupt

Chris Dixon from a16z announces free crypto startup school at TechCrunch Disrupt Chris Dixon, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, announced a new crypto-related startup school at TechCrunch Disrupt today in San Francisco. Dixon says that the firm is not looking for equity, but really wants to provide a way to teach […]

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Knowable launches its “not a podcast” $100 audio classes

Knowable launches its “not a podcast” 0 audio classes Books on tape were the lifeblood of self-help. But eLearning startups like Khan Academy and Coursera demanded our eyes, not just our ears. Then came podcasts that make knowledge accessible yet rarely focus on you retaining and applying what they teach. Today, a […]

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Startups Weekly: Diamond-encrusted disruption

Startups Weekly: Diamond-encrusted disruption Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about the flurry of IPO filings. Before that, I noted the differences between […]

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Fresh out of Y Combinator, Tandem lands millions from Andreessen Horowitz

Fresh out of Y Combinator, Tandem lands millions from Andreessen Horowitz Tandem, one of the most sought after companies to graduate from Y Combinator’s summer batch, will emerge from the accelerator program with a supersized seed round and an uncharacteristically high valuation. The months-old business, which is developing communication software for remote […]

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