If you polled a cross-section of companies about their most important software, accounts payable and accounts receivable software would likely not rank high on their lists. It’s the kind of unglamorous, workhorse software that’s necessary, but often taken for granted. … The post When...

This week, we published the a16z Marketplace 100, a ranking of the largest and fastest-growing consumer-facing marketplace startups and private companies. See the full index and analysis here, and visit a16z.com/marketplace-100 for more marketplace-related content. Every company tracks … The post...

This week, we published the a16z Marketplace 100, a ranking of the largest and fastest-growing consumer-facing marketplace startups and private companies. See the full index and analysis here, and visit a16z.com/marketplace-100 for more marketplace-related content. When building a … The post Four...

The Marketplace Glossary

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This week, we published the a16z Marketplace 100, a ranking of the largest and fastest-growing consumer-facing marketplace startups and private companies. See the full index and analysis here, and visit a16z.com/marketplace-100 for more marketplace-related content. From a business … The post The...

The a16z Marketplace 100

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Today we introduce the Marketplace 100, a ranking of the largest and fastest-growing consumer-facing marketplace startups and private companies. Over the past few decades, marketplaces like eBay, Airbnb, Uber and Lyft, Alibaba, and Instacart, have become some of the … The post The a16z...

This is an itemized list of the a16z Marketplace 100, a ranking of the largest and fastest-growing consumer-facing marketplace startups and private companies. See the full list and analysis here, and visit a16z.com/marketplace-100 for more marketplace-related content.  … The post The a16z...

This Kickstarter project seeks funding to continue making a documentary about the NYC Subway Crisis. I rode the subway a lot this week and it is essential infrastructure for millions of people every day. Shining a bright light on its challenges is something I support and I backed the project...

A Novel Path to Homeownership

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This is a written version of a presentation by Divvy Homes CEO Adena Hefets at the a16z Summit in November 2019. You can watch a video version on YouTube. I’d like to start by illustrating the importance of homeownership. … The post A Novel Path to Homeownership appeared first on Andreessen...

hiblocks announces its partnership with and Henry Yu & Associates. Henry Yu & Associates is in alliance with the L & Y Law Office, a full-service law firm in Hong Kong. Together with hiblocks, Henry Yu & Associates established a collaborative relationship, where both parties will work closely to...

Clayton Christensen (1952-2020) pioneered disruption theory, one of the most influential — and misunderstood! — theories that has influenced thinkers and makers in Silicon Valley and beyond. Whether it was the insight that the next big thing always starts … The post Clay Christensen on...

One of the first things a tourist should do when landing in a new country is to purchase a new sim, and South Korea is no exception. Despite being one of those countries having incredible and super fast internet speeds, the Wifi facility is not available on every location and having a korean sim...

One of the first things a tourist should do when landing in a new country is to purchase a new sim, and South Korea is no exception. Despite being one of those countries having incredible and super fast internet speeds, the Wifi facility is not available on every location. Tourists who are more...

K-pop In recent times the trend which has taken over the music world is Korean pop, most commonly referred to as K-pop. The music genre originated in South Korea has a cult following and might be the only reason a person may be traveling to Korea for. The article will be the perfect guide to all...

This is an abbreviated version of a presentation I gave live at the a16z Summit in November 2019. You can watch a video version on YouTube. In the not-too-distant future, I believe nearly every company will derive a significant … The post Every Company Will Be a Fintech Company appeared first on...

There are broadly two adoption paths for new computing technologies: inside-out and outside-in. Inside-out technologies are pioneered by established institutions and later proliferate outward to the mainstream. Apple (followed by Google and others) pioneered the modern touchscreen smartphone,...

L Catterton, the largest and most global consumer-focused private equity firm, has invested $60 million in US-based parking technology firm FlashParking, according to an announcement. Headquartered in Texas, FlashParking said the investment from L Catterton will be used to scale its extensible,...

The Crucible Of Leadership

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Yesterday evening, the Gotham Gal and I went to see Jerry Colonna do a reading from his recent book, Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up. As we were standing around chatting waiting for Jerry to go on and start reading, Jerry mentioned that he once wrote a guest post for AVC. So I went...

Seoul, the capital of Sout Korea, is one of the most exciting megacities in Asia. The city is host to multiple tourist attractions and a must-visit place once in your lifetime. While there are numerous articles out there describing the things do in Seoul or the tourist hotspots, there are hardly...

Lady in Red, walking through Jeju (Photo credit: mariej55quebec on VisualHunt / CC BY-ND)The picturesque Jeju Island must be part of your travel itinerary when traveling to South Korea. The breathtaking scenery and the beauty of the island have given the island the title of Hawaii of South...

Esports has been a thing since the 1960s. However, it got pushed to the mainstream, thanks to Korea. In the 90s, their government built a countrywide broadband network, and online video games started gaining traction in the country. LAN cafes sprung up in every nook and cranny. And thus, began the...

The Passion Economy is growing by the day. From writers launching newsletters on Substack to influencers-turned-designers on Pietra, more people are taking advantage of digital platforms to make money off their unique skills. According to a study of nine digital … The post 16 Key Metrics for the...

I have received a bunch of questions from AVC regulars about this temporary design and what is going on with AVC. As I wrote in the first post in this series :), a couple of files in my WordPress configuration got deleted during the year-end holidays, messing up the look and feel of AVC pretty...

공유주방 고스트키친(대표 최정이)이 송파점을 오픈했다. 고스트키친 송파점은 1호점 삼성점, 2호점 강남역점에 이은 3호점이다. 데이터 기반 상권 분석을 통해 배달 수요가 많은 입지를 선정했다. 송파구 석촌동에 위치한...