on the blockchain

Helium’s total revenue is $6.5k/month.

“Often cited as one of the best examples of a Web3 use case, [Helium] has received $365M of investment led by @a16z. Regular folks have also been convinced to spend $250M buying hotspot nodes, in hopes of earning passive income.” | learn more

tech, startups, internet

The rise of many in consumer fintech.

Three partners at venture capital firm a16z explain their view that fintech is going to get very fragmented as brands develop around niche audiences that aren’t constrained by geography. “What will differentiate these products in the long-run will be the […]

on the blockchain

The crypto price-innovation cycle

From a16z: “Crypto cycles look chaotic, but over the long term they’ve generated steady growth of ideas, code, projects, and startups — the drivers of innovation.” | learn more

tech, startups, internet

When advertising isn’t enough.

A presentation from a16z general partner Connie Chan. “Believe it or not, we’re still in the early days of the internet. And even though it originated in the U.S., countries like China – that leapfrogged the infrastructure phase to go […]

under the microscope

How to engineer biology. 

Vijay Pande, partner at a16z, published this post in Scientific American explaining how we’re moving from pure discovery to a more structured engineering approach for biological. “With design, however, we can plan and progress very systematically along a roadmap and […]

tech, startups, internet

The end of the beginning. 

In yet another example of top-notch content from the a16z team, Benedict Evans posted a video of his presentation at the firm’s annual tech conference. “Close to three quarters of all the adults on earth now have a smartphone, and […]

on the blockchain

Interview with Chris Dixon. 

The a16z partner who led early investments into Ripple, Coinbase and other leading crypto companies shares his views in this interview with columnist Kevin Maney. | learn more

tech, startups, internet

The scooter platform play. 

Andrew Chen, investor at a16z, explains why he thinks scooter startups are important and strategic to the future of transportation. I, for one, can’t wait for some bold company to bring these to Chicago so I can try! | learn more