Archive: Andreessen Horowitz
Balaji Srinivasan Bets on Hyperinflation
By Vin Narayanan on March 24, 2023
Crypto Market Musings Bitcoin is soaring. It’s up more than 20% over the last 30 days and up about 5% over the last seven days. It’s trading at $27,928.74 as of this writing. Ethereum is up a more modest 10% over the last 30 days and about 1.5% over the last seven days. It’s trading at $1,771.63 as of this writing. Unlike other big moves up by bitcoin, this one isn’t lifting the rest of the…
Stargate Finance Still Has a Shot at Success
By Vin Narayanan on November 18, 2022
I like to have the TV on while I write. The background noise helps my mind focus. And because I have YouTube TV, I can record almost anything I want and watch/listen to it later. Earlier this week, I put Meet the Press…
Solana Teaches Crypto Investors a Critical Lesson
By Vin Narayanan on June 3, 2022
Crypto Market Musings As expected, bitcoin continues to trade in a fairly tight range between $28,000 and $30,000. Most other coins are loosely tracking with bitcoin. There are some exceptions, though. Tron, for example, is up about 17% in the last 30 days.
New Pick: A Robust Ethereum Scaling Solution With VC Backing
By Vin Narayanan on May 26, 2022
Sometimes — and especially in bear markets — investors need to be opportunistic. That’s why Andreessen Horowitz just launched a $4.5 billion fund for crypto projects. A16z is going bargain hunting. And with good reason. “Bear markets…
Behind the Pick: Our Take on a Unique Interoperability Coin
By Early Investing on April 29, 2022
Today we’re presenting Behind the Pick, a special edition of Crypto Monitor. Last Friday, we recommended a new crypto to Crypto Asset Strategies subscribers: Stargate Finance. It’s an interoperability coin created by LayerZero, a startup backed by…
Startup Insider: Data Takes Over
By Early Investing on March 28, 2022
In 2011, Marc Andreessen — co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz — proclaimed that “software is eating the world.” It’s been a mantra of tech investors ever since. But today an even more powerful force is overtaking software: data. Data is a gold mine for…
Data Is Eating the World
By Vin Narayanan on March 23, 2022
For more than 10 years, “software is eating the world” has been an article of faith among startup investors. Marc Andreessen — co-founder of both Netscape and venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) — wrote these famous words in a blog post in…
Crypto Monitor: The Vision and Venture Capital Behind Web3
By Early Investing on March 18, 2022
Andreessen Horowitz is a venture capital firm known for its focus on new technologies. The firm has $28 billion in assets under management across multiple funds — including $3 billion in crypto funds. And in January, a16z said it would raise $1 billion for Web3 seed investments.
Bitcoin Enters the Jack Dorsey Era
By Vin Narayanan on January 19, 2022
Bitcoin is now in the Jack Dorsey era. The former Twitter CEO (and co-founder) is betting big on bitcoin. Dorsey renamed his payment company — formerly Square — “Block” to signal its new focus on crypto and blockchain technology. And his outsized presence looks like it may dominate…
Explosive Returns Drive Record Crypto Investment
By Adam Sharp on November 12, 2021
Venture capitalists (VCs) invested a record $6.5 billion in crypto in the third quarter of 2021. Here are some highlights from a November 2 CoinDesk article. The U.S. continued to lead the world in VC funding into the crypto…
Startup Insider: Reimagining the Private Markets
By Early Investing on July 19, 2021
Scott Kupor is one of the sharpest minds in venture capital. He’s the managing partner of Andreessen Horowitz and the author of Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It. Kupor testified before Congress earlier…
Startup Insider: (Don’t) Follow Your Passion
By Early Investing on July 8, 2021
Venture capital legend Marc Andreessen — founder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of the earliest architects of the internet — has some advice for young people. Don’t follow your passion. “Your passion is likely more dumb and useless than anything else. Your passion should be your hobby, not your work.
8tracks, Unable to Generate Enough Revenue, Shuts Down
By Andy Gordon on January 2, 2020
8tracks, the music-streaming service that facilitates crowd-curated playlists, has shut down. Here’s why.
News Fix: Cannabis Companies Roll With the Changes
By Vin Narayanan on October 12, 2019
In the news this week: The MedMen-PharmaCann deal is called off, the IRS updates its crypto guidelines and Andreessen Horowitz gets its fourth female general partner.
Why Facebook Recruited Plenty of Friends to Govern Libra
By Vin Narayanan on June 24, 2019
When Facebook announced its Libra cryptocurrency, everyone started to freak out about Facebook taking over the world. In reality, it’s getting help from some friends.
The Institutional Crypto Investing Tide Is Rising
By Andy Gordon on May 22, 2019
Venture capital firms are on track to invest a record amount into cryptocurrency and blockchain companies this year. And their interest will only get bigger.