An Argument for Investing Where the Return Is Social Change

A new report makes the case for invest­ments that con­sid­er impact first and finan­cial return sec­ond. But crit­ics say such invest­ments are main­ly for the wealthy. Advo­cates for impact investments […]

The a16z Marketplace 100: 2021 — #69 UrbanSitter

Last Feb­ru­ary, we intro­duced the a16z Mar­ket­place 100, a rank­ing of the largest con­­sumer-fac­ing mar­ket­place star­tups and pri­vate com­pa­nies. The series was a hit, spurring debate about the evo­lu­tion of marketplaces […]

Spatial makes building immersive, interactive soundscapes more accessible

Much of today’s tech­nol­o­gy has an obses­sion with things we can see, from pho­to­re­al­is­tic com­put­er graph­ics, through increas­ing­ly sophis­ti­cat­ed com­put­er inter­faces, to new vir­tu­al and aug­ment­ed real­i­ty expe­ri­ences. Our senses […]

The rise of impact investing: Nancy Pfund

Emmanuel Lagar­rigue inter­views leg­endary impact investor Nan­cy Pfund. Nan­cy shares her expe­ri­ences fac­ing skep­tics as an ear­ly investor in Tes­la, tech­nol­o­gy she is excit­ed about now, Sil­i­con Val­ley’s role in […]