My inbox holds more information about my online and offline life than any other repository. It holds access to my online accounts. It holds decades of conversations and documents around my financial, professional, academic and personal dealings. And in the … The post Investing in Material...

Investing in Runway

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The financial world has been quietly upended over the past decade. Banks are being disintermediated from their customers by fintech companies, new infrastructure technologies are lowering the barrier to entry for non-fintechs, and a wave of exciting early-stage companies are … The post Investing...

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. What trends are you seeing in the sales funnel?2. What are the funnel metrics and signals to watch right now?3. How do you build funnel and do demand generation when you can’t hold in-person … The post 16 Questions for Selling in COVID-19 appeared first on Andreessen...

Investing In Rasa

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Today, you really have four options to interface with an application: UI, formal language, chat, and voice. Until very recently, a system designer was faced with an ogre’s choice between UI and formal language — make the UI simple and … The post Investing In Rasa appeared first on Andreessen...

I’ve always been interested in investing in companies and founders who take an old, staid technology category and turn it on its head, often reinventing an entirely new category (and inventing new behaviors) in the process. These technology tools bring … The post Investing in Figma: The Decade...

Investing in Tecton

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The properties of a software system – performance, accuracy, security, compliance, and so much more – have traditionally been dictated by the code used to build it. As a result, an entire tool chain has been developed to aid in … The post Investing in Tecton appeared first on Andreessen...

Every so often there is a software project released that has so much momentum and buzz, you start to run into it all the time. That was certainly the case with dbt. I’ve had many days where dbt would arise … The post Investing in Fishtown Analytics, the makers of dbt appeared first on...

In the current economic crisis, businesses have been forced to make difficult decisions around resource allocation and cash flow planning. The person most critical in helping the CEO make those high-stakes calls—the CFO—is more vital than ever. Over the years, … The post The CFO in Crisis...

Editor’s note: Kristina is our newest general partner, focused on enterprise SaaS and more. She was also part of the Bessemer team that put together their annual “State of the Cloud” index (last published in early February) which … The post SaaS Businesses Weather Hard Times by Focusing on...

New-age technologies, including AI, the internet of things (IoT), Blockchain, 5G, and Machine Learning, are transforming our lives in ways we could’ve never imagined. Disruptive, innovative startups are at the forefront of this transformation. Through these startups, visionary entrepreneurs have...

E-commerce has experienced unprecedented growth in India. Some of the favorable factors that have fueled this growth to unimaginable proportions are the vast population and high mobile and internet penetration. The internet boom has provided online businesses with a lot of opportunities to start...

With the arrival of innovative technology in the education sector, education is not confined to classrooms anymore. New Innovative Technologies, in addition to high internet penetration, has made EdTech one of the fastest growing industries in India. In this article, we will discuss some of the...

One of the critical questions you should ask yourself before starting a business in India is: Does your product or service solve an existing problem of your target consumers? Successful entrepreneurs always strive to solve people’s problems and fulfill their most desirable needs with innovative...

The finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently tabled the Union Budget for 2020-21 in the parliament. Among the various announcements she made, the most significant ones were for Indian tech entrepreneurs. India’s tech entrepreneurs were the most significant beneficiaries of this year’s...

New-age entrepreneurs never cease to inspire us. All of them have different success stories, and they have made it big in their unique ways by defying all the norms. Despite their uniquely innovative mindset, they do have something in common. They all know how to succeed in the hyper-competitive...

Last year was a rollercoaster ride for the Indian startup ecosystem. Grand acquisitions, record deal value, and several new Unicorns have shown that startups in India have what it takes to succeed amidst political and economic turmoil. Disruptive and innovative ideas emerged as the real winners and...

Investing in ChartHop

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Conway’s Law states “organizations which design systems… are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations.” The common example of Conway’s Law is that an engineering team split into three groups working on the … The post...

When startups grant stock options – which are important for attracting talent – how do they determine the value of common shares? For a privately-held company, the 409A valuation is the only method you can use to grant options on … The post 16 Things To Know About The 409A Valuation appeared...

Investing in LabelBox

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Delivering on the promise of AI has been an iterative and interdependent balance between processing capacity, math, and data. The rise of cloud computing and open source has largely mitigated capacity and math as bottlenecks. Compute power is essentially unlimited, … The post Investing in...

Investing in WorkBoard

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Running a business is hard — there are many things a team could be doing, but only a small number they should be doing. Organizations waste a lot of mental calories figuring out where to focus and trying to track … The post Investing in WorkBoard appeared first on Andreessen...

Venture capital firms have played a critical role in the tremendous growth of the Indian startup ecosystem. Apart from Indian investors, global investment firms have realized the potential of Indian startups and provided time, money, and resources to fuel innovation and growth even further. Venture...

The startup scene in India has been thriving for the last few years. India is home to over 8,900 tech startup and for a good reason. With Bangalore being one of the top cities for emerging startups, it is already a preferred base for the leading global technology firms such as Facebook, Google, and...

Wipro’s Chief Executive Abigail Neemuchwala had received over ₹27 crores as total annual compensation last year. That’s the second-highest yearly package received by any India based tech CEO in 2019. The IT sector in India has growing at an exponential pace. A lot of it has to do with the...

If money is stopping you from pursuing your dreams, there’s no reason to worry. There are many ways to create a successful company. While creating and running your own business in India may be challenging, it’s also immensely fulfilling and rewarding. You’ll get to explore numerous things...

Entrepreneurship is all about bravery and taking bold action. The path to achieving success in any venture can be challenging and disorienting, and it requires a lot of hard work, patience, and dedication to turn your ideas into reality. From selecting the right team to raising the required...

Anyscale

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This year at CES, Jensen Huang, the CEO of NVIDIA, famously announced that Moore’s Law is dead. We’d argue that it’s not just that Moore’s Law is dead, but it’s also become largely irrelevant. Let us explain. Moore’s Law is … The post Anyscale appeared first on Andreessen...