The Worst Part of Investing

SaaStr

So we’re at the time of the year where I experience the Worst Part of Investing, multiple times. While not fun, it’s embedded into the business model of investing. A rough quarter or two at a key investment? Some investments just outgrow you.

Investing in MotherDuck

Andreessen Horowitz

So although as … The post Investing in MotherDuck appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. Big data’s roots are in the hyperscalers.

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Dear SaaStr: What is the Process You Follow When Investing in an Up-and-Coming Startup?

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Dear SaaStr: What is the Process You Follow When Investing in an Up-and-Coming Startup? chance of investing. The single most important thing you can do is protect your “slots” so that you meet with startups there is at least some chance you might invest in.

Investing in Rewind

Andreessen Horowitz

We can share massive files with a URL and access an unquantifiable amount of … The post Investing in Rewind appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. Today’s digital workplace moves faster than at any point in history.

Investing Wisely in your CX Tech Stack

Why does your organization need to focus on building a great CX? Because a good customer experience is attributable to better revenue on your end, and higher satisfaction for your customers. Of the companies that have improved CX, how many do you think saw an increase in revenue? An enormous 84% of them. Are you heading in the right direction to maximize your ROI and cost savings across your organization? Download the eBook today to focus on building a great CX!

Investing in Flow

Andreessen Horowitz

Structural shortages in available homes for sale push housing prices higher, while young … The post Investing in Flow appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. Our nation has a housing crisis.

Investing in Equals

Andreessen Horowitz

While VisiCalc is no longer around, the … The post Investing in Equals appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. VisiCalc, the first computer-based spreadsheet, was launched in 1979.

Dear SaaStr: How Does SaaStr Fund Decide What to Invest In?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: How Does SaaStr Fund Decide What to Invest In? Let me give my investing process at least for SaaStr Fund : First, I try somehow to identify before a first meeting if there is a >=2.5% chance of investing. Second, I then look for reasons not to invest.

High NRR Can Scale Infinitely. Invest More There.

SaaStr

Invest More There. Twilio’s NRR since 2019. Pretty consistent. A question so many of us had in the earlier days of SaaS was … will we max out all our bigger customers?

Investing in Fly.io 

Andreessen Horowitz

Web applications are becoming more and more real-time, and … The post Investing in Fly.io appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. We’re very excited to announce that we’re leading the series B for Fly.io. Fly is one of the fastest-growing core infrastructure companies we have ever seen.

The Definitive Guide to Embedded Analytics

Transform how you build value for your products with this definitive guide to embedded analytics.

Why Some VC Investments Work Out, and Some Don’t. What I’ve Learned.

SaaStr

Investments I've made that didn't work out: – Momentum investment – CEO a bit of bulls**t artist – CEO good at sales but weak product team / CTO. My first investments ended up performing quite well. Investment #2, Algolia, is worth $2.2

Investing in Codi

Andreessen Horowitz

Most companies try to take down enough space … The post Investing in Codi appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. If you’ve run a high-growth company, you know that office space decisions are a nightmare.

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 The Coterie

Andreessen Horowitz

Historically, wealth managers offered consumers a choice: either put their money on autopilot (through an offering like Vanguard’s low-fee ETFs) or — if wealthy enough — be actively managed by an advisor at somewhere like Goldman Sachs or Morgan Stanley … The post Investing in The Coterie appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. fintech

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

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 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.

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.

Investing in Ready Player Me

Andreessen Horowitz

Yet today, the largest games and virtual worlds are … The post Investing in Ready Player Me 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.

Investing in MVMNT

Andreessen Horowitz

Every year, shippers spend $800 billion dollars moving goods across the country, and as everyone learned firsthand over the past two years, one small hiccup—such as a stalled … The post Investing in MVMNT appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

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 Payall

Andreessen Horowitz

What’s often misunderstood about this … The post Investing in Payall appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

Join SaaStr, Salesforce Ventures, Accel and Iconiq for The State of Growth Investment (And More) at G2’s Reach

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The post Join SaaStr, Salesforce Ventures, Accel and Iconiq for The State of Growth Investment (And More) at G2’s Reach appeared first on SaaStr.

Customer Perceptions of the Community Experience

Customer experience expectations are ever-changing so understanding what they are is crucial to the success of your brand. Get a copy of the free report from Vanilla Forums today to find out how customer expectations can be addressed through community and how community can affect your brand’s bottom line.

Investing in PROOF

Andreessen Horowitz

… The post Investing in PROOF appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. crypto & web3 a16z crypto NFTs

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 VeeFriends

Andreessen Horowitz

… The post Investing in VeeFriends appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. crypto & web3 online communities the creator economy announcements

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?

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.

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.

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 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.

Dear SaaStr: How Soon Do Startups Get Notified by VCs About Their Decision to Invest?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: How Soon Do Startups Get Notified by VCs About Their Decision to Invest? Once a VC really wants to invest … you’ll know. Assume a VC doesn’t want to invest if you don’t hear back.

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 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.

Investing in Nash

Andreessen Horowitz

The Nash marketplace gives businesses the “superpower” of being able to offer delivery, without having to build their own fleet … The post Investing in Nash appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

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 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.

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.