Andreessen Horowitz

Conventional Wisdom Says 90% of Startups Fail. Data Says Otherwise.

<i>💥A Boom with a View💥 is a column about startups and the technology industry, written by Erin Griffith. Find them all here: fortune.com/boom.</i><p>When …

Startups

Why Tech Investors Love ICOs—and Lawyers Don’t

When Brave, a privacy-­focused Internet browser company, decided to raise money this May, it could have gone a traditional route by borrowing money …

Bitcoin

Instead of Passion

Four alternative ways to think about the burning question of “What’s your passion?”<p>“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born …

Happiness

I’m here to help you through the hardest parts of your coding journey

Starting today, I’m collaborating with freeCodeCamp on a YouTube series called <b>Ask Preethi</b>. You can write me with your coding questions, doubts, …

Programming

Many techies are no-shows at White House’s tech event

Executives from established tech firms met with President Trump, but many venture capitalists decided not to attend<p>A vocal group of venture capitalists on Thursday decided not to attend an event with President Trump in what the White House has dubbed as Tech Week, according to Bloomberg.<p>While …

Startups

Fresh off $600 million raise, Mobike rides bike-sharing service into Japan

Startups

Industrial IoT & telematics provider Samsara raises $40 million Series C

Industrial IoT startup Samsara announced it has raised a $40m Series C round. This brings the San Francisco based company total fundraising to over …

Internet of Things

Full transcript: Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom on Recode Decode

Instagram is doing just fine under the Facebook umbrella.<p>On this episode of <b>Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher</b>, Instagram’s co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom stopped by the studio to talk about how his app is thriving inside Facebook, what he thinks about innovation and copying, and why Instagram …

Social Media

360° Technological change

The way we communicate, produce, and relate to technology is evolving quickly. <br>Tell me something I don’t know, you’ll say.<p>That’s where Benedict …

Innovation

Stripe refocuses European effort with 6 new markets and expanded payments platform

Stripe has announced a handful of tidbits that underscore the fast-growing fintech startup’s aspirations in Europe.<p>Thus far, Stripe has only been fully available to businesses in the U.K., Ireland, Denmark, France, Spain, Norway, Finland, and Sweden. But as of this week, another six markets have …

FinTech

Term Sheet — Wednesday, June 21

🚨 Travis Kalanick is permanently out as CEO of Uber.🚨<p>A few things to note:<p>• <b>Investors did this.</b> Benchmark, First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, …

Venture Capital

When We Enter the Century of Biology – Andreessen Horowitz

<i>Editor’s Note: Jorge Conde is Andreessen Horowitz’ newest general partner on our</i> <i>bio fund</i><i>, which was formally established two years ago with general</i> …

Andreessen Horowitz Is Digging Deeper Into Biotech

Whereas Pande was a chemical biologist at Stanford University, Conde’s specialty is in the business of biotechnology, specifically genetics. Before joining Syros, a Boston biotech firm that’s developing drugs that target the genome, Conde cofounded Knome, a human genome interpretation company that …

Startups

Andreessen Horowitz gets a new general partner in Jorge Conde

Andreessen Horowitz is making an even bigger push into healthcare IT, bringing aboard serial entrepreneur Jorge Conde as a general partner.<p>Conde, who officially starts in September, has spent the last 15 years working largely in genomics, including cofounding the genome analysis company Knome …

Startups

Drones Market Map: 70+ Companies Navigating Unstructured Environments

If you are a startup in the drones space, add or edit your profile directly at the CB Insights Editor to get in front of our research team. Drone …

Drones

VC-backed SignalFx appoints Andreessen Horowitz’s Cranney for CCO

San Mateo, California-based <b>SignalFx</b>, which provides monitoring of cloud software, has named <b>Mark Cranney</b> as its new chief commercial officer. …

Investing

Samsara raises $40M in Series C funding to fuel growth in industrial IoT

Announcing Samsara’s latest financing round, and a closer look at why technology companies can grow at a faster pace than traditional businesses<p>At …

Startups

Rigetti Computing

Classical computers thrive on the curve of Moore’s law, with performance roughly doubling every year; after n years, classical computers are 2^n …

Quantum Mechanics

How to End the IPO Drought

Publicly listed stocks declined by 50 percent from 1996 to 2016.<p>Where has the initial public offering gone? That's a question the capital markets have been asking for some time, and is a leading concern of the Securities and Exchange Commission, too. But this question matters beyond those …

Bloomberg LP

Yvonne Wassenaar's Journey From CIO Of New Relic To CEO Of Enterprise Drone Company Airware

Yvonne Wassenaar has been named Chief Executive Officer of Airware, a company that provides end-to-end solutions that enable enterprises to scale their commercial drone operations and turn aerial data into actionable business intelligence. She will officially take over on June 26. In a post on …

Drones

Becoming One Of Tomorrow's Unicorns In The World Of Artificial Intelligence

, CommunityVoice<p>Shutterstock<p>Everyone is buzzing about the impact of AI on work, and many leaders feel insecure about what it will mean in terms of their own career development and roles. Deep learning, machine learning, automation and robotics are creating a seismic shift across organizations. …

Leadership

Cybersecurity in the Boardroom vs. the Situation Room – Andreessen Horowitz

“We’re always fighting the last war” — that’s a phrase historians like to use because policymakers and others tend to be so focused on the threats …

Cybersecurity

Uber Is a Company at War, Not in Crisis

Emerging tech companies have no time for cultural niceties.<p>Reeling from a nonstop stream of scandals, Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to attempt a cultural reformation with the help of Eric Holder’s 47-step plan. Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick has gone on a leave of absence, and -- in a …

Startups

China’s bike-sharing boom is hitting speed bumps in the West

In their home market, China’s bike-sharing companies are charging full speed ahead. But in the West, they’re stuck in first gear.<p>Throughout 2016 and into this year, thousands of bicycles flooded (some would say littered) the streets of China, as startups vied to become the country’s “Uber for …

Business

Apple’s Core ML: The pros and cons

Even as the public clouds duke it out for machine learning supremacy, Apple just changed the game. With the introduction of Core ML, Apple has moved …

Machine Learning

VC firm Andreessen Horowitz explains why it led a $23 million round in a social network for data

Andreessen Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley's most prominent venture capital firms, has placed a bet on a start-up called Instabase that's quietly …

Venture Capital

Slack's Possible $9 Billion Valuation Has Amazon And Others Calling

The popular communications platform Slack is having a moment, and one that is filled with the kind of financial opportunities that most startups will only dream of–that is, if they’re looking to sell.<p>Following a $5 billion post-money valuation and in the midst of a reported $500 million fundraiser, …

Startups

Q&A: Andreessen Horowitz’s Connie Chan on what startups can learn from China – Tech in Asia

Photo credit: Antonio Tajuelo.<p>China’s tech industry moves at breakneck speed. In the span of one year, it’s possible for a startup to go from zero to …

Ben Horowitz

Cigna leads $50 million round in Omada Health

Omada Health has raised $50 million in a new funding round that was led by health insurer Cigna, the company said Wednesday. A handful of prior …

Health Care

Taking the ‘Cyber’ Out of Cybersecurity – Andreessen Horowitz

Nearly every cybersecurity discussion/presentation follows this formula: We don’t know what we’re doing; the bad guys are getting smarter; our …

Cybersecurity