The Ben & Marc Show

Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz

Andreessen Horowitz ("a16z") co-founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz explore everything from science to business to culture, all through the lens of technology.

  • 1 hour 25 minutes
    The Little Tech Agenda: Biden vs. Trump

    Welcome to "The Ben & Marc Show," featuring a16z co-founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. In this new episode, Marc and Ben discuss their latest article, “The Little Tech Agenda,” and why the future of American innovation is at a critical juncture.

     

    In a one-on-one conversation, Ben and Marc compare the policies of Donald Trump and Joe Biden regarding Little Tech, explore the potential futures for blockchain, crypto, and AI, and examine how tax policies could shape the future of startups and venture capital. They also address the recent assassination attempt on President Trump and reveal which candidate they’ll be supporting in the upcoming election. Enjoy!

     

    *Read “The Little Tech Agenda”: https://a16z.com/the-little-tech-agenda/

     

    Book mentioned on this episode:

    - “Men, Machines, and Modern Times” by Elting Morison https://amzn.to/4f4eWrt


     

    Watch the FULL episode:  https://youtu.be/n_sNclEgQZQ

     

    Resources: 

    Marc on X: https://twitter.com/pmarca

    Marc’s Substack: https://pmarca.substack.com/

     

    Ben on X: https://twitter.com/bhorowitz


    Stay Updated: 

    Find us on X: https://twitter.com/a16z

    Find us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/a16z

     

    The views expressed here are those of the individual personnel quoted and are not the views of a16z or its affiliates. This content is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as legal, business, investment, or tax advice. Furthermore, this content is not directed at nor intended for use by any investors or prospective investors and may not under any circumstances be relied upon when making a decision to invest in any a16z funds. PLEASE SEE MORE HERE: https://a16z.com/disclosures/

    16 July 2024, 8:30 pm
  • 1 hour 44 minutes
    Marc Andreessen on Building Netscape & the Birth of the Browser

    Welcome back to "The Ben & Marc Show," featuring a16z co-founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. 

     

    In this special episode, Marc and Ben dive deep into the REAL story behind the creation of Netscape—a web browser co-created by Marc that revolutionized the internet and changed the world. As Ben notes at the top, until today, this story has never been fully told either in its entirety or accurately. 

     

    In this one-on-one conversation, Marc and Ben discuss Marc's early life and how it shaped his journey into technology, the pivotal moments at the University of Illinois that led to the development of Mosaic (a renegade browser that Marc developed as an undergrad), and the fierce competition and legal battles that ensued as Netscape rose to prominence. 

     

    Ben and Marc also reflect on the broader implications of Netscape's success, the importance of an open internet, and the lessons learned that still resonate in today's tech landscape (especially with AI). That and much more. Enjoy!

     

    Book mentioned on this episode: 

    - “Expert Political Judgment” by Philip E. Tetlock https://bit.ly/45KzP6M 

     

    TV Series mentioned on this episode: 

    - “The Mandalorian” (Disney+) https://bit.ly/3W0Zyoq 

     

    Watch the FULL Episode on YouTune: https://youtu.be/8aTjA_bGZO4

     

    Resources: 

    Marc on X: https://twitter.com/pmarca 

    Marc’s Substack: https://pmarca.substack.com/ 

     

    Ben on X: https://twitter.com/bhorowitz 

     

    Stay Updated: 

    Find us on X: https://twitter.com/a16z 

    Find us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/a16z 

     

    The views expressed here are those of the individual personnel quoted and are not the views of a16z or its affiliates. This content is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as legal, business, investment, or tax advice. Furthermore, this content is not directed at nor intended for use by any investors or prospective investors and may not under any circumstances be relied upon when making a decision to invest in any a16z funds. PLEASE SEE MORE HERE: https://a16z.com/disclosures/

    28 June 2024, 10:00 am
  • 59 minutes
    The Future of the American Dream

    Are we on the verge of a new American Dream?

     

     Welcome back to "The Ben & Marc Show," featuring a16z co-founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. In this timely new episode, Marc and Ben explore the foundations of American life and identity.

     

    From the material aspects of home ownership, education, and healthcare, to the intangible aspects of community and self-actualization, Ben and Marc reveal what it truly means to be American today. They also examine the numerous challenges our nation now faces, as well as reveal how technology can soon revolutionize American life, business and culture in unprecedented ways. That and more. Enjoy! 

     

    * Watch the full video: https://youtu.be/X48l6W1EBWY

     

    Books mentioned on this episode: 

    - "America Betrayed" by David Horowitz amzn.to/3QNSGrm 

    - "The Weirdest People in the World" by Joseph Henrich amzn.to/4bL2CKf 

     

    Chart: - Mark J. Perry's "Chart of the Century" bit.ly/4asusKu 

     

    Resources: 

    Marc on X: https://twitter.com/pmarca 

    Marc’s Substack: https://pmarca.substack.com/ 

     

    Ben on X: https://twitter.com/bhorowitz 

     

    Stay Updated: 

    Find us on X: https://twitter.com/a16z 

    Find us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/a16z 

     

    The views expressed here are those of the individual personnel quoted and are not the views of a16z or its affiliates. This content is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as legal, business, investment, or tax advice. Furthermore, this content is not directed at nor intended for use by any investors or prospective investors and may not under any circumstances be relied upon when making a decision to invest in any a16z funds. PLEASE SEE MORE HERE: https://a16z.com/disclosures/

    20 May 2024, 12:00 pm
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
    AI, Robotics & the Future of Manufacturing

    Welcome back to "The Ben & Marc Show," featuring a16z co-founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. In this new episode – the second in a 2 part series – Marc and Ben address a new round of questions regarding the "State of AI" in relation to company building. 

     

    In light of recent developments at Boeing, Marc and Ben commence the episode with a discussion on the real criteria boards utilize to select a CEO. Returning to the topic of AI, they explore the potential for emerging chip startups, the incorporation of AI in robotics, and what America will need to do in order to regain its position as world's leading manufacturer.

     

    Watch on Youtube:

    *Part 1: https://youtu.be/XyrBJ0gk-is

    *Part 2: https://youtu.be/QyyWsr1NMt8

     

    Article mentioned: 

    - "Ones and Twos" by Ben Horowitz https://a16z.com/ones-and-twos/ 

     

    Book mentioned: 

    - "Elon Musk" by Walter Isaacson https://amzn.to/3wyGOmo 

     

    Resources: 

     

    Marc on X: https://twitter.com/pmarca 

    Marc’s Substack: https://pmarca.substack.com/ 

     

    Ben on X: https://twitter.com/bhorowitz 

     

    Stay Updated: 

    Find us on X: https://twitter.com/a16z 

     

    Find us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/a16z 

     

    The views expressed here are those of the individual personnel quoted and are not the views of a16z or its affiliates. This content is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as legal, business, investment, or tax advice. Furthermore, this content is not directed at nor intended for use by any investors or prospective investors and may not under any circumstances be relied upon when making a decision to invest in any a16z funds. PLEASE SEE MORE HERE: https://a16z.com/disclosures/

    16 May 2024, 1:00 pm
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
    Build Your Startup With AI

    Welcome back to "The Ben & Marc Show," featuring a16z co-founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. In this new episode – the first of two parts – Marc and Ben answer YOUR questions on the “State of AI” as it relates to company building. 

     

    In this one-on-one conversation, Ben and Marc discuss how small AI startups can compete with Big Tech’s massive compute and data scale advantages, unpack the reasons why data is overrated as a sellable asset, and uncover all the ways the AI boom compares to the internet boom. That and much more. Enjoy!

     

    *Watch the FULL EPISODE on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/XyrBJ0gk-is

     

    Connect with Ben & Marc: 

    Marc on X: https://twitter.com/pmarca 

    Marc’s Substack: https://pmarca.substack.com/ 

    Ben on X: https://twitter.com/bhorowitz 

     

    Stay Updated: 

    Find us on X: https://twitter.com/a16z 

    Find us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/a16z 

     

    The views expressed here are those of the individual personnel quoted and are not the views of a16z or its affiliates. This content is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as legal, business, investment, or tax advice. Furthermore, this content is not directed at nor intended for use by any investors or prospective investors and may not under any circumstances be relied upon when making a decision to invest in any a16z funds. PLEASE SEE MORE HERE: https://a16z.com/disclosures/

     

     

    9 May 2024, 3:30 pm
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
    Startup Building: Challenges & Opportunities

    "It turns out the spreadsheet is not actually the business, despite what you may have learned in business school." - Ben Horowitz 

     

    Welcome back to "The Ben & Marc Show" featuring a16z co-founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. In this second episode of a two-part series, Marc and Ben answer MORE questions about startup building in the post-COVID world. 

     

    In this one-on-one conversation, Ben and Marc discuss how startups can think differently about organizational design and talent deployment, unpack the lore around layoffs, and even tackle the future of customer service. They also reveal some unexpected benefits of nicotine and Ozempic. That and much more. Enjoy! 

     

    *Watch the FULL EPISODE on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/Fw4p85jSfQc

     

    Connect with Ben & Marc: 

    Marc on X: https://twitter.com/pmarca 

    Marc’s Substack: https://pmarca.substack.com/ 

    Ben on X: https://twitter.com/bhorowitz 

     

    Stay Updated: 

    Find us on X: https://twitter.com/a16z 

    Find us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/a16z 

     

    The views expressed here are those of the individual personnel quoted and are not the views of a16z or its affiliates. This content is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as legal, business, investment, or tax advice. Furthermore, this content is not directed at nor intended for use by any investors or prospective investors and may not under any circumstances be relied upon when making a decision to invest in any a16z funds. PLEASE SEE MORE HERE: https://a16z.com/disclosures/

    1 May 2024, 10:00 pm
  • 1 hour 13 minutes
    Building Startups: Major Shifts in Tech & Culture

    Welcome to "The Ben & Marc Show" featuring a16z co-founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. In this first episode of a two-part series, Marc and Ben visit the Twittersphere (or X-sphere) to answer YOUR questions about startup building in this post-COVID world.

     

    In this one-on-one conversation, Ben and Marc discuss the biggest tech disruptions of the past four years, dive into the major problems facing American cities – including crime and a commercial real estate crisis – and question the future of our 40-hour work week.  That and much more.  Enjoy!

     

    Watch this Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-zzrGs5Z1yk

     

    Resources:

    Marc on X: https://twitter.com/pmarca

    Marc’s Substack: https://pmarca.substack.com/

    Ben on X: https://twitter.com/bhorowitz

     

    Book mentioned in this episode: 

    - “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair amzn.to/3Ue2snA

     

    Films mentioned in this episode: 

    - “The Graduate” (1967; Dir. Mike Nichols) amzn.to/44a7BSi

    - “The Hunt for Red October”  (1990; Dir. John McTiernan) amzn.to/3UvYc4j

     

    Stay Updated: 

    Find us on X: https://twitter.com/a16z

    Find us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/a16z

     

    The views expressed here are those of the individual personnel quoted and are not the views of a16z or its affiliates. This content is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as legal, business, investment, or tax advice. Furthermore, this content is not directed at nor intended for use by any investors or prospective investors and may not under any circumstances be relied upon when making a decision to invest in any a16z funds. PLEASE SEE MORE HERE: https://a16z.com/disclosures/

    24 April 2024, 8:15 pm
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
    Politics & the Future of Tech

    “If America is going to be America in the next one hundred years, we have to get this right.” - Ben Horowitz

     

    Welcome to “The Ben & Marc Show”, featuring a16z co-founders Ben Horowitz and Marc Andreessen.  In this latest episode,  Marc and Ben take on one of the most hot button issues facing technology today: tech regulation and policy.

     

    In this one-on-one conversation, Ben and Marc delve into why the political interests of “Big Tech” conflict with a positive technological future, the necessity of decentralized AI, and how the future of American innovation is at its most critical point. They also answer YOUR questions from X (formerly Twitter). That and much more.  Enjoy!

     

    Watch full episode: https://youtu.be/dX7d6bRJI9k

     

    Resources:

    Marc on X: https://twitter.com/pmarca

    Marc’s Substack: https://pmarca.substack.com/

     

    Ben on X: https://twitter.com/bhorowitz

     

    * Ben’s Article: “Politics and the Future” bit.ly/3PGKrgw

     

    Stay Updated:

    Find us on X: https://twitter.com/a16z

    Find us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/a16z

     

    The views expressed here are those of the individual personnel quoted and are not the views of a16z or its affiliates. This content is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as legal, business, investment, or tax advice. Furthermore, this content is not directed at nor intended for use by any investors or prospective investors and may not under any circumstances be relied upon when making a decision to invest in any a16z funds. PLEASE SEE MORE HERE: https://a16z.com/disclosures/

     

     

    3 April 2024, 1:00 pm
  • 1 hour 32 minutes
    Future of Crypto, Blockchain & Web3 w/ Chris Dixon

    Welcome to “The Ben & Marc Show”, featuring a16z’s co-founders Ben Horowitz and Marc Andreessen.  This week, Marc and Ben are joined by guest Chris Dixon to discuss his recent NY Times bestselling book “Read Write Own”, as well as the future of crypto, blockchain and Web3.

     

    Chris Dixon has been a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz since 2012. He founded and leads a16z crypto, which invests in web3 technologies through four dedicated funds with more than $7 billion under management. Previously, Chris was the cofounder and CEO of two startups, SiteAdvisor (acquired by McAfee in 2006) and Hunch (acquired by eBay in 2011).

     

    In this wide-ranging conversation, the three discuss the evolution of the internet, the current relationship between AI and cryptocurrencies, and how the Web3 movement could inspire a new political ideology. They also take questions from X. Enjoy!

     

    Watch the Full Video: https://youtu.be/u95r025U9K8

     

    Resources:

    Marc on X: https://twitter.com/pmarca

    Marc’s Substack: https://pmarca.substack.com/

     

    Ben on X: https://twitter.com/bhorowitz

     

    Chris Dixon on X: https://twitter.com/cdixon

    More info on Chris Dixon’s book “Read Write Own”: https://readwriteown.com/

     

    Book referenced on this episode:

    “Fully Automated Luxury Communism” by Aaron Bastani bit.ly/3Td7HVw

     

    Stay Updated: 

    Find us on X: https://twitter.com/a16z

    Find us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/a16z

     

    The views expressed here are those of the individual personnel quoted and are not the views of a16z or its affiliates. This content is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as legal, business, investment, or tax advice. Furthermore, this content is not directed at nor intended for use by any investors or prospective investors and may not under any circumstances be relied upon when making a decision to invest in any a16z funds. PLEASE SEE MORE HERE: https://a16z.com/disclosures/

    28 February 2024, 3:30 pm
  • 1 hour 28 minutes
    Higher Education Crisis: Ask Us Anything!

    Welcome to “The Ben & Marc Show”, featuring a16z co-founders Ben Horowitz and Marc Andreessen.  In this latest episode -- the final in a three part series on the current crisis in higher education -- Marc and Ben answer YOUR questions from X (formerly Twitter).

     

    In this one-on-one conversation, Ben and Marc unpack the merits of a Harvard undergrad education versus a Thiel Fellowship, discuss the benefits of trade school, and determine what universities are going to look like ten years from now. That and much more!  Please enjoy.

     

    Resources:

    Marc on X: https://twitter.com/pmarca

    Marc’s Substack: https://pmarca.substack.com/

    Ben on X: https://twitter.com/bhorowitz

     

    Stay Updated: 

    Find us on X: https://twitter.com/a16z

    Find us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/a16z

     

    The views expressed here are those of the individual personnel quoted and are not the views of a16z or its affiliates. This content is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as legal, business, investment, or tax advice. Furthermore, this content is not directed at nor intended for use by any investors or prospective investors and may not under any circumstances be relied upon when making a decision to invest in any a16z funds. PLEASE SEE MORE HERE: https://a16z.com/disclosures/

    1 February 2024, 3:05 pm
  • 1 hour 53 minutes
    Fixing Higher Education & New Startup Opportunities

    Welcome to "The Ben & Marc Show," featuring a16z's co-founders Ben Horowitz & Marc Andreessen. In this latest episode, Marc and Ben continue their in-depth exploration of the current education system. While Part I of their discussion unpacked the crisis facing higher education, Part II presents solutions to overhaul the modern university. 

    In this one-on-one conversation, Ben and Marc delve into actions that existing institutions can take to improve their current and future situations. This includes exploring new methods for talent recruitment, providing a more individualized education experience for students, and reducing administrative bloat. They also apply an entrepreneurial lens to each university function, revealing startup opportunities poised to emerge – including the building of brand new institutions, nonprofits, and research entities. Enjoy! 

    *Watch Part I: https://youtu.be/7J2_G4oHRQ0 

    *Watch Part II: https://youtu.be/EeIdalo2huI

     

    Resources: 

    Marc on X: https://twitter.com/pmarca 

    Marc’s Substack: https://pmarca.substack.com/ 

    Ben on X: https://twitter.com/bhorowitz 

     

    “South Park” episode mentioned in this discussion: – Eps 1505 (stream on Max): https://bit.ly/3HrZQg0 

     

    Stay Updated: 

    Find us on X: https://twitter.com/a16z 

    Find us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/a16z 

     

    The views expressed here are those of the individual personnel quoted and are not the views of a16z or its affiliates. This content is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as legal, business, investment, or tax advice. Furthermore, this content is not directed at nor intended for use by any investors or prospective investors and may not under any circumstances be relied upon when making a decision to invest in any a16z funds. PLEASE SEE MORE HERE: https://a16z.com/disclosures/

    23 January 2024, 4:00 pm
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