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In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:
1.) How did Alex make the move from serial entrepreneur with numerous successful exits to General Partner @ a16z?
2.) Question from Chris Dixon: What were the key takeaways for Alex from his time in operations? Having been both entrepreneur and VC, how does Alex view the continuous struggle between innovation and distribution? Can you succeed with only one?
3.) How does Alex believe the new generation of large incumbents are acting in the market? Why does he believe that a counter-revolutionary strike from them would not be atypical?
4.) How does Alex really define “data network effects”? How does Alex look to analyse them effectively? How does Alex believe that startups can use inflection points in the sales process to enter an incumbent heavy market?
5.)How does Alex view the rise of ICOs? Does Alex share Charlie Lee’s concerns that they are the most concerning element of the crypto world? What framework does Alex use to determine whether an applications is optimised through centralised or decentralised databases? Why does Alex believe that most ICOs are ridiculous?
Items Mentioned In Today’s Show:
Alex’s Fave Book: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Alex’s Fave Blog: Chris Dixon
Alex’s Most Recent Investment: Propel
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