16 Minutes on the News #3: Fortnite, Esports, Gaming, & Entertainment

Andreessen Horowitz

entertainment gaming new mediums online videoThis is episode #3 of our new show , 16 Minutes , where we quickly cover recent headlines of the week, the a16z way — why they’re in the news; why they matter from our vantage point in tech — … new media news 16 Minutes a16z Bytes apparently all our stuff is 16 (or multiples of 16!)

Sandbox VR - The future of entertainment

Andreessen Horowitz

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Brand vs. Subscription: Apple Plus

Andreessen Horowitz

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Investing in the Podcast Ecosystem in 2019

Andreessen Horowitz

How Does the Casino Industry Use SaaS?

SaaS Metrics

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a16z Podcast: For the Billions of Creatives Out There

Andreessen Horowitz

But what does it mean, as both a creative and a leader, to “showrun” something, whether a TV show… or a … Uncategorized #dothework entertainment founder/maker/operator stories new mediums on leadership TVThe writer-showrunner is a relatively new phenomenon in TV, as opposed to film, which is still a director-driven enterprise.

a16z Podcast: Gaming Goes Mainstream

Andreessen Horowitz

The company is responsible for some of the … gaming entertainment esports founder/maker/operator stories holiday specials M&A our Summit events Summit 2018Bobby Kotick is the CEO of Activision Blizzard (a merger he engineered); it’s one of only two video gaming companies in the Fortune 500, and the largest game network in the world.

a16z Podcast: How Many Taps in the Apple (Plus) Tree?

Andreessen Horowitz

In this another of … Uncategorized entertainment hallway conversationsWhat does Apple’s recent event — in which a range of new services was announced, from Apple News Plus to Apple TV Plus to the Apple card — mean for the company’s overall strategy and tactics?

16 Minutes on the News #8: Apple Camera, Services; Wearables – Where are We

Andreessen Horowitz

entertainment gaming sensors sensors everywhere and. This is episode #8 of our news show , 16 Minutes , where we quickly cover recent headlines of the week, the a16z way — why they’re in the news; why they matter from our vantage point in tech — … AI, machine & deep learning bio mobile new media news 16 Minutes a16z Bytes apparently all our stuff is 16 (or multiples of 16!)

16 (x2) Things We’re Watching, Listening to, and Playing This Summer

Andreessen Horowitz

We’re a culture of readers here at a16z, and have shared lots of what we’re reading already — but we also love entertainment ! And while we’ve sometimes mentioned our favorites on various podcasts or Twitter, here, for the first … Uncategorized apparently all our listicles are 16 (or multiples of 16!) holiday specials

SaaSOptics Stories: Meet Mary Chiaffredo


But one thing is for sure: We're a hard-working, talented and entertaining group to meet, and I'm excited to start telling our stories. SaaSOptics team members have incredible stories to tell. From world travels to unique hobbies, there's a lot you probably don't know about the team.

Why LA Is The Best Place for Startups to Flourish?


The unbelievable access to the entertainment industry, presence of luxury brands, and living along with the abundance of distribution companies, equipment, and production teams all make the city surreal enough to be one’s imagination. Los Angeles is known as the city of dreams.

Scale with fellow founders at SaaSociety


On the one hand, it’s highly entertaining whether you’re destroying clay pigeons or the golf course. In what can be rightfully deemed the era of the entrepreneur, we often gravitate towards glorifying founders; their successes and lifestyles.

How Netflix Is Making the Wrong Tradeoffs in the Streaming Market


Netflix is a first mover in subscription entertainment. From the beginning, Netflix solidified their position as the preeminent streaming entertainment service in the market. 12% said on-demand/watch content — “Quality entertainment where and when I want it.”.

I have an idea for an app. Now what?

Hacking Revenue

Comments and entertaining animated GIFs are welcome. If I had a dollar for every time I heard the sentence “I have a startup idea! Now what?”, I wouldn’t bother writing this. If I had half a dollar, it would’ve been borderline.

Announcing the 2019 Class of the Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy


Today marks the beginning of Techstars’ first SportsTech focused accelerator, the Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy , a 13-week mentor-ship driven accelerator program supporting startups addressing solutions across the sports spectrum.

Here’s SendGrid’s seed round pitch deck


I hope you find this deck useful or at least entertaining to see. In 2009, coming out of Techstars, SendGrid set out to raise a seed round. The original target was $300,000. They ended up raising $750,000 in that round. Eight years later, they went public at around a $1B valuation.

How To Create A Social Media Marketing Strategy In 5 Easy Steps


You need to indulge them by publishing amazing posts that are informative, funny, educational, emotional, or entertaining. Instead, keep your marketing discrete and publish 80% of entertaining posts while saving only 20% for promotional brand-related announcements.

Startupland – How three guys risked everything to turn an idea into a global business

The Angel VC

It’s an entertaining read, too, and as someone who was fortunate enough to have played a small role in Zendesk’s beginnings, reading about those early days put a smile on my face many times. As some of you may know, my friend Mikkel , founder and CEO of Zendesk , wrote a book.

The Best Content Marketers in the World

Tom Tunguz

Game shows, sitcoms, and drama for after-dinner entertainment. I once asked a VP of Marketing at a top SaaS company how she thought of content programming. What is the right type of content to create? I asked her. She replied with a brilliant little insight, “I look at way the best content marketers in the world do it. The TV networks.” ” News dominates the early morning. Then, daytime television takes over targeting those who stay at home.

Making things people want

Inside Intercom

Maybe your customers want to be entertained, or spend more time with their friends, or understand what projects teammates are working on, or maybe they want to project growth for their business. The problems people encounter in their lives rarely change from generation to generation.

How does churn differ across subscription markets?


We have classic B2B enterprise products, we have subscription box of the month clubs, and we even have subscription entertainment but the thing is, churn varies widely across these industries.

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Who are Asia’s SaaS VCs?


Fresco Capital focuses on businesses developing new solutions in the enterprise, education, infrastructure, healthcare, consumer goods and entertainment.

An Antifragile Thanksgiving

Tom Tunguz

Taleb entertains with his irreverence and his depth of thought. I’m grateful for all the entrepreneurs who have spent time teaching me how to build their companies. Over these past few days, I have been reading the book Antifragile written by Nassim Taleb.

Is Your SaaS Charismatic Enough to Build a Tribe?


Our ability to be informative, transparent, authentic, entertaining, and engaging has an impact on the success of our content. Nurturing the characteristics of a charismatic company to inspire devoted, loyal advocates to provide social proof. Social proof is huge in SaaS marketing.

Kanye's love for Kanye proves the power of personal brand


12% said “Entertainment” - “I listen and follow Kanye West because he is very entertaining. I think it’s interesting to see that the entertainment aspects of Kanye West aren’t tied to his music alone.

Why People Need Instagram and What Kind of Ads They Want to See


Apart from entertaining yourself and your followers, getting on top of trends and using the right hashtags can help you reach an entirely new audience. Conclusion As you can see, Instagram is much more than a way for us to entertain ourselves and be social online.

The Most Transformational Force in US Society

Tom Tunguz

Entertainment. Taxis. Mobile phones. Communications. Banking. Healthcare. In the past ten years, is there an industry startups haven’t upheaved? Startups have been the most transformational force in US society over the past 20 years. Uber has transformed the taxi industry, reducing taxi rides in yellow cabs in San Francisco by 65% in 2 years. Hampton Creek has created an eggless mayonnaise that terrified the US egg industry.

4/18: is it the end of Hulu as we know it?


Every time one of these major entertainment companies sells their stock in streaming, we see a risk of losing content. High five, crew. Abby here on National High Five Day, and I’m beginning to wonder who the heck comes up with these celebratory days.

Successful Seven-figure Funding Round for Provider of SaaS Customer Loyalty Platform

The SaaS Garage

Loyalty Prime Intensifies Its International Growth. By Loyalty Prime , December 29th, 2018. . The Loyalty Prime Group, a leading provider of SaaS-based loyalty platforms, has completed another seven-figure funding round.

The Voice of the People is Data

Tom Tunguz

We know the models work - we have seen it first hand on the web - and in order to survive, access to such data will be table stakes in the entertainment industry. If you’re a Netflix subscriber, in all likelihood you’re a big fan of “House of Cards.” Netflix designed it that way.

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Subscription60: Tuesday, February 26th


On the go listening is still very much raging in the educational and entertainment spaces, and yet another podcast mogul is stacking up investments. Good morning subscription world. Abby here on February 26th, National Spay Day.

How quickly are features losing value?


In the world of B2C, which includes media, entertainment, education, fitness, and subscription e-commerce products, value has also declined, but interestingly enough not at the same rate.

7 Companies Show you their Customer Experience Strategy


New apps for navigation, new forms of entertainment, layout changes, curbside valet, bag check at parking garages. There are many articles on developing a customer experience (CX) strategy so seeing a range of practical examples will help put them into perspective.

The Funnel is Dead. Long Live the Flywheel. With Hubspot CEO Brian Halligan (Video + Transcript)


Entertaining. Brian Halligan: He is entertaining. The age-old sales funnel has worked fine for decades…until now. Flaws are being exposed, and a new model is imminent. Why is the sales funnel alone, no longer an appropriate way of thinking about customers?

9 Myths about Augmented Reality, Busted


After that private organizations started using AR in entertainment and gaming business. Myth5 : AR is not designed for professionals or work environment Reality : People have this assumption that AR is limited to gaming and entertainment industry only.

Disney+: a doozy


We know Netflix and Disney as two entertainment titans with very different backgrounds. Netflix and Disney are two entertainment titans with very different backgrounds. On today’s episode, in honor of the Disney+ drop, we go streaming crazy —with live reactions, the hard facts, and a breakdown of the full streaming roster. What would it be like if you subscribed to them all? Your top subscription news. Disney+ vs. Netflix: what's the status here? We start with the facts.