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Clubhouse Closes Its Series C Funding

Clubhouse just announced it has closed its Series C funding. The round was led by the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz with new investors Tiger Global and DST Global joining the round. Co-founder and CEO Paul Davidson confirmed the news in Sunday's town hall with users, but did not immediately disclose the financials behind the...
Tags: Media, Advertising, Andreessen Horowitz, Tiger Global, DST Global, Platforms, Paul Davidson


Clubhouse Is Now a $4 Billion Company

Clubhouse just announced it has closed its Series C funding round, which values the company at $4 billion. The round was led by the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz with investors Tiger Global and DST Global joining for the first time. Co-founder and CEO Paul Davidson confirmed the news in Sunday's town hall with users....
Tags: Media, Advertising, Andreessen Horowitz, Tiger Global, DST Global, Platforms, Billion Company, Paul Davidson


A new platform is helping influencers create their own product lines

Ronak Trivedi. Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the business of influencers, creators, and social-media platforms. Sign up for the newsletter here.In this week's edition:A new startup is helping influencers create and sell productsThe exact media kit a TikTok influencer house uses to land brand dealsHow TikTok is shaping beauty and skincare brand trendsA look inside the influencer council of fintech giant KlarnaAnd more includ...
Tags: Media, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, US, Newsletter, Trends, House, Sydney, Andreessen Horowitz, Charles, Puma, Asa, Baker, Klarna, Youtuber


How ad agencies are planning to return to the office

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for April 8. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:How ad agencies are returning to offices.The Trade Desk and Publicis.Porter Novelli's turnaround.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @LaurenJohnson. Toby Melville/Reuters Here's how ma...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Facebook, Media, Youtube, Advertising, US, Newsletter, Trends, Sony, Andreessen Horowitz, Instacart, Publicis, Ad Tech, WPP


Clubhouse Reportedly Thinks It's Worth $4 Billion Now

Clubhouse, which led a round of investment in January at a reported valuation of around $1 billion, now believes it is worth four times that, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Social Media, Linkedin, Bloomberg, Software, Computing, Andreessen Horowitz, Freeware, Bloomberg LP, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Business Finance, Bytedance, Universal Windows Platform Apps


Apple invests $50M into music distributor UnitedMasters alongside A16z and Alphabet

Independent music distribution platform and tool factory UnitedMasters has raised a $50M series B round led by Apple. A16z and Alphabet are participating again in this raise. United Masters is also entering a strategic partnership with Apple alongside this investment.  If you’re unfamiliar with UnitedMasters, it’s a distribution company launched in 2017 by Steve Stoute, a former Interscope and Sony Music executive. The focus of UnitedMasters is to provide artists with a direct pipeline to...
Tags: Apple, TC, Spotify, US, Social Media, Tech, Music Industry, Ceo, Companies, Software, United States, Nba, Espn, Manufacturing, National Basketball Association, Ben Horowitz


Crypto social network BitClout arrives with a bevy of high profile investors, and skeptics

While much of the recent wave of relentless hype around NFTs — or non-fungible tokens — has been most visibly manifested in high-dollar art auctions or digital trading cards sales, there’s also been a relentless string of chatter among bullish investors who see a future that ties the tokens to the future of social media and creator monetization. Much of the most spirited conversations have centered on a pre-launch project called BitClout, a social crypto-exchange where users can buy and sell tok...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian, Social Networks, Social Media, Tech, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Reddit, Currency, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Cryptocurrencies, Terry Crews


Instacart Bags $265 Million in Consumers Love Affair With Online Grocery

Delivery platform Instacart has raised $265 million in a Series I funding round led by investors Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, D1 Capital Partners, Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC and T. Rowe Price Associates. The capital more than doubles Instacart's valuation to $39 billion. Top line Instacart said it plans to use the new capital...
Tags: Ecommerce, Digital Transformation, Advertising, Andreessen Horowitz, Instacart, T Rowe Price Associates, Briefly


Layoffs hit Bloomberg News

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for February 12. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:But first, a quick programming note: We'll skip the newsletter on Monday because of Presidents' Day. Enjoy the holiday!Bloomberg layoffs.Victoria's Secret's new ad agency.Rich Greenfield's new bet on video games and creators.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a l...
Tags: Apple, Media, Microsoft, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Bloomberg, Digital Media, Streaming, Victoria, Andreessen Horowitz, Instacart, WPP, Bloomberg News, Rich Greenfield, Claire Atkinson


Social platform veteran Sriram Krishnan is Andreessen Horowitz’s latest general partner

Today, Andreessen Horowitz founder Marc Andreessen announced that social media product veteran Sriram Krishnan will be joining the firm as their latest general partner. Krishnan, whose previous roles include stints at Snap, Facebook and Twitter, has gained a higher profile in recent weeks from his recurring audio show “The Good Time Show” on Clubhouse. His recent talk with Tesla CEO Elon Musk was something of a watershed moment for the audio chat platform driving plenty of new attention to the b...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Elon Musk, Social Media, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Andreessen, Software, Venture Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Effect, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Marc Andreessen, World Wide Web


Budweiser is ditching the Super Bowl

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Budweiser ditches the Super Bowl.The media SPACs to watch.Taboola plans to go public.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @LaurenJohnson. YouTube/Budweiser Budweiser won't run a commercial during the Super Bowl fo...
Tags: Media, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, CMO, Netflix, Digital Media, Budweiser, Super Bowl, Andreessen Horowitz, Bernie Sanders, Ad Tech, Taboola, SPAC, Lara, Charlie Ergen


Andreessen Horowitz's podcast: A 23-year-old CEO explains the tricks for successfully attracting Gen Z customers

Gen Zers make purchases more exclusively on mobile, whereas many millennials prefer using a laptop for big-ticket items, says Tiffany Zhong. Joshua Chang The following is a transcript from the a16z podcast, created by Silicon Valley VC firm Andreessen Horowitz.  In this episode, a16z general partner Connie Chan speaks with Tiffany Zhong, the 23-year-old CEO of Zebra IQ. Zhong says Gen Zs prefer video to text and that the more raw and genuine you are, the more you'll connect with people. Vi...
Tags: Facebook, Podcast, Media, Instagram, Youtube, China, Southeast Asia, Marketing, America, Trends, New York Times, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Facetime, Insta


Clubhouse announces plans for creator payments and raises new funding led by Andreessen Horowitz

Buzzy live voice chat app Clubhouse has confirmed that it has raised new funding – without revealing how much – in a Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz through the firm’s partner Andrew Chen. The app was reported to be raising at a $1 billion valuation in a report from The Information that landed just before this confirmation. While we try to track down the actual value of this round and the subsequent valuation of the company, what we do know is that Clubhouse has confirmed it will be in...
Tags: Android, Startups, TC, Apps, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Software, Andreessen Horowitz, Patreon, Clubhouse, Mobile Software, Video Hosting, Paul Davison, Andrew Chen, Buzzy


Brand Moves for Thursday June 4

Fourteen weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid this latest crisis in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand mov...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Japan, New York, Mexico, China, Softbank, Advertising, US, America, Bloomberg, Intel, Chicago, Ford, Tim Cook, Alibaba


The Hot New Thing in Clubby Silicon Valley? An App Called Clubhouse

For all the high-minded talk among techies, their new favorite app is an invite-only (so far) social network for mingling with one another.
Tags: News, Entrepreneurship, Social Media, Andreessen, Venture Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Start-ups, Davison, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications, Marc L, Silicon Valley (Calif, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Clubhouse (Mobile App, Paul (Entrepreneur


Pinterest adds DoorDash exec and Caviar Lead Gokul Rajaram to its board

Pinterest is bringing on a new board member. The company announced today it’s appointed Gokul Rajaram, Caviar Lead at soon-to-go-public DoorDash to its Board of Directors and as a member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The addition signals Pinterest’s desire to bring more digital advertising expertise to its board, given Rajaram’s past experience as Product Director of Ads at Facebook and Product Management Director at Google AdSense. “Gokul brings great experience and i...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Pinterest, Advertising, Tech, Square, Cbs, Andreessen Horowitz, Caviar, Ben Silbermann, Vungle, Board, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, University of Texas at Austin


What Great Marketers Know: The 5 Tech Trends that Will Shape the 2020’s (Thinks Out Loud Episode 272)

Looking to drive results for your business? Click here to learn more. The 5 Tech Trends that Will Shape the 2020's (Thinks Out Loud Episode 272) – Headlines and Show Notes This week's Thinks Out Loud continues our look at the top trends you need to know to improve your marketing this year. And this one's super-fun, examining the 5 tech trends that will shape not only this year, but the 2020's as a whole. What are these trends? I'm glad you asked. Drawn from key insights b...
Tags: Google, Washington, Wikipedia, Seo, New York Times, Andreessen Horowitz, Tim Peter, Steven Sinofsky Kara Swisher


How Facebook’s Libra could affect the Cryptocurrency market

Over the last ten or so years, cryptocurrencies have become an alternative to traditional modes of money, its success has been very profitable for early investors and since, cryptocurrencies have come and gone. Now Facebook is taking its own turn with Libra. A new cryptocurrency that will allow users to send money and make purchases with almost zero fees. The currency is still in progress but almost ready for consumers and will officially launch in 2020. But what does Libra do and what effect w...
Tags: Facebook, Marketing, Investing, Paypal, Bitcoin, Andreessen Horowitz, Libra, Association, Calibra, Visa Uber, Facebook app Messenger, Libra Association, Libra Blockchain, Crypto Head, Libra Facebook Calibra


Weekend reading: Healthy, wealthy, and shut-eyes

What caught my eye this week. I stuck my oar into a Twitter debate this week, after economist Julian Jessop produced a graph purporting to show that the UK has not grown much more unequal post-Thatcher: I responded that if we assume the data is right, then it’s still interesting that things don’t feel that way. So why the disconnect? I am sure one reason is house prices. Those who have been on the housing ladder for decades – especially those who can help their own kids on – don’t seem to u...
Tags: Google, Twitter, UK, Marketing, US, America, Hmrc, Bbc, Boris Johnson, Andreessen Horowitz, Woodford, Nutmeg, Fintech, Jones, Brexit, Seth Godin


PeerStreet Review: Stats and Returns (IRR) After 2.5 Years

Updated April 2019. I started investing in PeerStreet real-estate backed loans in July 2016. I’ve always like the idea of hard money loans, but I wanted more diversification as opposed to tying all my money up with one single property. For this type of lending, you have to be an accredited investor. Here are my overall numbers so far, with details below: Total invested: $25,000 Total interest earned: $3,091 43 loans made and paid off, 8 remaining active loans, and 2 are in foreclosure. In...
Tags: Real Estate, Marketing, Investing, Andreessen Horowitz, Misc, Michael Burry, FDIC, City National Bank, IRR, LendingClub, LTV, PeerStreet


CEO steps down at online education unicorn Udacity - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Silicon Valley Business Journal CEO steps down at online education unicorn Udacity Silicon Valley Business Journal It has raised more than $160 million in funding and was valued at about $1 billion after a 2015 round led by publisher Bertelsmann. In addition Andreessen Horowitz, other investors include Baillie Gifford, Charles River Ventures, Cox Enterprises and GV ...
Tags: Seo, Bertelsmann, Andreessen Horowitz, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Udacity Silicon Valley Business Journal


Does Podcasting Make Sense for Your Business in 2019? (Thinks Out Loud Episode 230)

Looking to drive results for your business? Click here to learn more. Does Podcasting Make Sense for Your Business in 2019? (Thinks Out Loud Episode 230) – Headlines and Show Notes International Podcast Day Thinks Out Loud Episode 12: Small Business Podcasting Overview Thinks Out Loud Episode 11: Does Podcasting Make Sense? A Digital Marketing Case Study Content is King, Customer Experience is Queen (Thinks Out Loud Episode 188) 3 Trends Driving Your 2017 Digital Strategy (Thinks Out Loud E...
Tags: Google, Ge, Seo, Ben Thompson, Andreessen Horowitz, Mackie Onyx Blackjack USB, Tim Peter, Doug Sandler, PowerPress Directory, Blubrry Podcasting Libsyn Podcast Hosting Services, James Allworth Podcasts, Strickland Bonner, Fuel Travel Marketing A Way


Boston Tech Watch: SessionM, Salesforce, Facebook, Squadle & More

It’s time to catch up on a flurry of recent Boston-area tech headlines:—SessionM, a seller of marketing automation and customer loyalty software, said it grabbed $23.8 million in venture funding from previous backers. The round was led by Salesforce Ventures, with contributions from Causeway Media Partners, CRV, General Atlantic, Highland Capital Partners, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. SessionM has raised at least $97.3 million from investors, including a $35 million funding round annou...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Boston, Marketing, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Vc, Formation 8, Ibm, Watson, Andreessen Horowitz, Cleantech, General Atlantic, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Salesforce Ventures


PeerStreet Review: Real Estate Backed Loan Investments, My 22-Month Experience

Updated June 2018. I’ve now been investing in various real-estate crowdfunding platforms for over 3 years, with $30,000 currently invested. Over $25,000 of these funds are invested in real estate-backed loans at automated real-estate loans from PeerStreet (which recently passed $1 Billion in loans). For this type of lending, you have to be an accredited investor. Here’s my review after 22 months of being an investor. The basic premise of PeerStreet is simple. Real estate equity investo...
Tags: Real Estate, Marketing, Investing, Ira, Andreessen Horowitz, Misc, Michael Burry, FDIC, City National Bank, IRR, LendingClub, LTV, PeerStreet, Real Estate Backed Loan Investments My


Deal With It: Digital Makes Marketing Easier for Everyone, Which Makes Marketing Harder For Everyone (Thinks Out Loud Episode 213)

Looking to drive results for your business? Click here to learn more. Deal With It: Digital Makes Marketing Easier for Everyone, Which Makes Marketing Harder For Everyone (Thinks Out Loud Episode 213) – Headlines and Show Notes Digital is Like Gravity (Thinks Out Loud Episode 205) Paul Virilio – Wikiquote Content is King, Customer Experience is Queen (Thinks Out Loud Episode 188) Customer Experience is Queen? What Does That Mean? (Thinks Out Loud Episode 190) Amazon Go Shows How E-commerce ...
Tags: Google, Seo, Ben Thompson, Andreessen Horowitz, Mackie Onyx Blackjack USB, Tim Peter, Hal Varian, Carl Shapiro


9 Amazing Posts Connecting AI And Marketing: E-commerce Link Digest

Looking to drive results for your business? Click here to learn more. Howdy, Big Thinkers! So, AI is kind of a big deal for marketers as we head into next year, right? How about we help you understand the role it will play in your marketing with this quick look at 9 amazing posts connecting AI and marketing? Enjoy: Starting things off, Brand Quarterly explains that AI is about to change what it means to be brand – here’s how to prepare. Changes are coming? But how bad will they be? A recent e...
Tags: Technology, Marketing, Trends, Strategy, Seo, Customer Experience, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Andreessen Horowitz, Wall Street Journal, Mobile Commerce, Del.icio.us Links, Link Digest, E-commerce Link Digest, Ecommerce Link Digest


Kaleido Insights’ Impact Analysis on Aerial Drones

By Jeremiah Owyang, Jaimy Szymanski, Jessica Groopman, and Rebecca Lieb of Kaleido Insights. Drone swarm. Image from the Internet of Things Institute. Drones aren’t just for sci-fi stories anymore. They have practical applications for the military, enterprise businesses, and consumers, and are gaining ever more traction with all segments. But this shift has much broader implications. Kaleido Insights’ methodology for analyzing emerging technology assesses the impacts on humans, o...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, China, Singapore, Sem, Intel, Nasa, UPS, Drones, Gartner, Skycatch, Denmark, Andreessen Horowitz, DHL, Faa


UnitedMasters On Closing The Music Data Chasm: The Inspiration Driving This $70 Million Startup

UnitedMasters launched it artist services platform this week with $70 million in funding from Google and Andreessen Horowitz; and a promise to "free musicians from dependencies on the old model while increasing their income tenfold". Using data to understand and monetize fan behavior is at the core of their plan to make this bold promise a reality. UnitedMasters Chief Product Officer Jack Krawczyk, the former VP of Product Management at Pandora, shares a look inside the theory and the potentia...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, Youtube, Marketing, Pandora, Andreessen Horowitz, North America, Ticketmaster, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Steve Stoute, TuneCore, IFPI, D.I.Y


The Music Data Chasm: The Inspiration Driving $70M Startup UnitedMasters

UnitedMasters launched it artist services platform this week with $70 million in funding from Google and Andreessen Horowitz; and a promise to "free musicians from dependencies on the old model while increasing their income tenfold". Using data to understand and monetize fan behavior is at the core of their plan to make this bold promise a reality. UnitedMasters Chief Product Officer Jack Krawczyk, the former VP of Product Management at Pandora, shares a look inside the theory and the potentia...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, Youtube, Marketing, Pandora, Andreessen Horowitz, North America, Ticketmaster, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Steve Stoute, TuneCore, IFPI, D.I.Y


Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #383

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for Interesting, Tilt the Windmill, HBS, chair of Strata, Startupfest, Pandemonio, and ResolveTO, Author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist's Manifesto) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six li...
Tags: Marketing, US, Andreessen Horowitz, Bell, Mitch, Twitter Facebook, Hugh, Alistair, LibriVox, HBS, New York Review of Books, Jon Kabat Zinn, Alistair Croll, Hugh Feel, Hugh McGuire, Lean Analytics



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