Corporate VC Investments: Limited, But Real, Pros. And Cons.

SaaStr

Traditional VCs usually reserve another 1x-2x of their first check for later investments. If the synergies are real, they’ll happen irrespective of some token investment. An investment won’t create a partnership. New programs, or direct investments, may however.

Investing in Flowcarbon

Andreessen Horowitz

I was there as a part of a research project funded by the National Science Foundation, whose aim was to better understand the role of … The post Investing in Flowcarbon appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. When I was 22, I spent several months working in the field in South Africa.

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Investing in Stoik

Andreessen Horowitz

If you own, say, a building, chances are you’ll want to minimize your risk against fires, floods, and … The post Investing in Stoik appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

Investing in Lightspark

Andreessen Horowitz

We at a16z started investing in bitcoin in 2013 , several years before we had a dedicated crypto fund. It’s hard to … The post Investing in Lightspark appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

The Mindset of An Investor Today - Arlan Hamilton

Join Peter Cowen, Managing Director at Sutton Capital Partners, and top VCs as they look at the trends and perspectives on investing in today’s climate.

10 of the Top Mistakes I’ve Made in Venture Investing

SaaStr

Q: What are the most common mistakes people do while investing? My top mistakes in venture investing at least: Investing when I didn’t 100% believe in the CEO. No matter how interesting the metrics, even the product is, don’t invest if you don’t 100% believe in the CEO.

Investing in Metatheory

Andreessen Horowitz

As we look to the coming decade, we believe the next major creative … The post Investing in Metatheory appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

My Top 8 Mistakes Investing in SaaS Startups

SaaStr

My biggest mistakes in SaaS investing actually in the end haven’t been truly costly because, in the end, power laws mean your winners overwhelm your losers if you do it right. But still I have screwed up a number of investments. Investing when the CEO was a bit of a B.S.

Investing in Datanomik

Andreessen Horowitz

… The post Investing in Datanomik appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. We wrote about the CFO in crisis mode and the need for better software to be built for the finance suite. If the average CFO is in a crisis, the emerging markets CFO serve are in an even bigger crisis!

Investing in Lumos

Andreessen Horowitz

The authentication … The post Investing in Lumos appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. It’s not an overstatement to say that identity has always been at the core of the Internet.

The Mindset of An Investor Today with Mark Mullen

Speaker: Peter Cowen, Managing Director, Sutton Capital Partners & Mark Mullen, Co-Founder, Bonfire Ventures

Join Peter Cowen, Managing Director at Sutton Capital Partners, and Mark Mullen, Co-Founder of Bonfire Ventures, as they look at the trends and perspectives on investing in today’s climate.

Investing in Alloy Automation

Andreessen Horowitz

trillion , and it’s expected to grow by $11 trillion between 2021 and 2025 – accelerated by the pandemic, which drove many businesses online even in … The post Investing in Alloy Automation appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. In 2010, global ecommerce sales were $572 billion.

Investing in SCiFi Foods

Andreessen Horowitz

Compounding this challenge are rapidly rising levels of global food insecurity , persistent levels of … The post Investing in SCiFi Foods appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

Investing in American Dynamism

Andreessen Horowitz

It explains why we believe there’s never been a better … The post Investing in American Dynamism appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. Last year when we announced Katherine joining the team, we used the term “American Dynamism” but left it largely undefined.

An Ingenious Guide on Convincing Your Senior Leadership Team to Invest More in Customer Experience

SmartKarrot

The struggle to convince your senior leadership team to invest in customer experience has always been there for decades. So, what is the best way to convince the core leadership to invest in customer experience? Quantifying returns on CX investments.

The Mindset of An Investor Today with Tim Draper

Speaker: Peter Cowen, Managing Director, Sutton Capital Partners & Tim Draper, Founder, Draper Associates

Join Peter Cowen, Managing Director at Sutton Capital Partners, and Tim Draper, Founder of Draper Associates, as they look at the trends and perspectives on investing in today’s climate.

Investing in Convex

Andreessen Horowitz

It is needed as data … The post Investing in Convex appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. Distributed systems are hard to build. Really hard. It’s one of the few aspects of computer science that you can’t hide with a thin layer of software.

Investing in LayerZero

Andreessen Horowitz

Bridging … The post Investing in LayerZero appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. The past few years have seen a surge in the number of sidechains, rollups, and Layer-1 blockchains which support and scale applications handling billions of dollars worth of value.

Investing in Patina

Andreessen Horowitz

Even before the pandemic, it was on its heels in the face of a fee-for-service reimbursement system biased towards technically complex specialty care … The post Investing in Patina appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

Investing in Ambient.ai

Andreessen Horowitz

In the summer of 2011, a masked intruder managed to open a locked door of Nicira, the startup I co-founded, walk directly to the desk of a well known engineer, passing many others on the way, grab a server, and … The post Investing in Ambient.ai

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Investing in Flock

Andreessen Horowitz

… The post Investing in Flock appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. Being a landlord sounds like a terrific thing, and it has been a powerful path to wealth creation for so many people for centuries. But there are two problems: It’s very hard to just “retire” — owning stocks and bonds.

Investing in Crossbeam

Andreessen Horowitz

As students of this evolution, we’ve watched the decade-long Death of the (traditional) Salesman alongside … The post Investing in Crossbeam appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

Investing in Bounce

Andreessen Horowitz

Bounce enables consumers to book short-term luggage storage and package retrieval at local businesses–with more … The post Investing in Bounce appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

Investing in Graphite

Andreessen Horowitz

Developers benefit from not … The post Investing in Graphite appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. We are now in the era of collaborative building, enjoying the benefits of many popular open source projects which power every company’s software stack.

The Mindset of An Investor Today with Minnie Ingersoll

Join Peter Cowen, Managing Director at Sutton Capital Partners, and Minnie Ingersoll, Partner at TenOneTen, as they look at the trends and perspectives of active investors in today’s climate.

Investing in Axie Infinity

Andreessen Horowitz

In the transition from web2 to web3, a similar trend is taking shape, but this … The post Investing in Axie Infinity appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

Dear SaaStr: How Do VCs Find Companies To Invest In?

SaaStr

Q: How do VCs and investors find companies to invest in? They track who else invest. Referrals from other folks invest at the same time, or in the pre-seed or prior round. The post Dear SaaStr: How Do VCs Find Companies To Invest In?

Investing in Topography Health

Andreessen Horowitz

Supply-demand mismatch problems in healthcare.

Dear SaaStr: How Do VCs Mitigate Investment Risks?

SaaStr

Q: How Do VCs Mitigate Investment Risks? You don’t have to write off the investment, but you don’t have to throw much more questionable money into the deal, either. By making sure investment decisions are as free of politics as possible, fewer Almost deals get done.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow-up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

Investing in Goldfinch

Andreessen Horowitz

Most web3 lending protocols only support overcollateralized loans, which lend against existing … The post Investing in Goldfinch appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

Investing in Polywork

Andreessen Horowitz

Probably … The post Investing in Polywork appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. “I am large, I contain multitudes” – Walt Whitman, “Song Of Myself,” Leaves of Grass. Think about how you might answer the evergreen interview question: Tell me about yourself.

Investing in Helium

Andreessen Horowitz

Existing smart contract … The post Investing in Helium appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. From the start, our core thesis has been that blockchains are a new class of computers.

Investing in Nym

Andreessen Horowitz

Messaging … The post Investing in Nym appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. Privacy-preserving technologies are essential for the modern world. Much of human information is now stored and exchanged online, and vast swathes of that information are meant to be private. .

Reinforcement: The Key to B2B Sales Rep Training

Billions of dollars are spent on training events each year, but without reinforcement your B2B sales reps forget 70% of that information in one day! Learn strategies for keeping the momentum of your message going, increasing rep retention, and improving the ROI of your training events.

Investing in Flock Safety

Andreessen Horowitz

Unfortunately law enforcement is one of them, which not only leaves around 800,000 law enforcement officers in the United … The post Investing in Flock Safety appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

Investing in Royal

Andreessen Horowitz

They’re poised to give … The post Investing in Royal appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. Non-fungible tokens are already beginning to reshape ownership on the web as we know it.

Investing in Iron Fish

Andreessen Horowitz

In web2, data breaches and outright hacks have plagued social networks … The post Investing in Iron Fish appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

Investing in ClickUp

Andreessen Horowitz

Starting any business already takes an exceptional dose of courage, but intense competitive dynamics within a category can make … The post Investing in ClickUp appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

Research Study: Customer Perceptions of the Community Experience

We surveyed more than 600 consumers about their perceptions of the community experience. Our aim? To reveal how community can impact business-focused objectives. Get your free copy of this research report today to find out how customer expectations can be addressed and how it can affect your brand’s bottom line.