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  1. Network Effects: Measure Them, Nurture Them (3 of 3)

    Some of the most successful companies and products have been predicated on the concept of network effects, where the network becomes more valuable to users as more people use it… if managed well.

    But you can’t manage what you can’t measure. So, what metrics should you look at to determine if you even have network effects in the first place? And how do you nurture and improve your network effects? Should product managers be looking at leading indicators (like retention cohorts and power user curves) or lagging indicators (like DAU/MAU ratio, pricing power, gross margins)?

    In this final segment of our three-part mini-series on network effects, consumer deal & investing team partners D’Arcy Coolican and Li Jin — who recently co-wrote a pair of posts on the dynamics and metrics of network effects — discuss managing and measuring network effects with a16z operating partner Frank Chen.

    Here are a few related blogs posts and presentations we’ve published: https://a16z.com/2016/03/07/all-about-network-effects/ https://a16z.com/2018/12/13/network-effects-dynamics-in-practice/ https://a16z.com/2018/12/13/16-metrics-network-effects/

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  2. Network Effects: Categories & Debates (2 of 3)

    We’ve defined network effects — from what they are and aren’t to how to measure and manage them in practice — but network effects have still always been hotly debated: Where are they, are they real, are they enduring… and so on.

    So in this second video of our three-part miniseries on network effects, a16z operating partner Frank Chen sets up some quick lightning-round style debates between a16z consumer deal & investing team partners D’Arcy Coolican and Li Jin to discuss categories such as cities, food delivery, social networks, and more.

    https://a16z.com/tag/all-about-network-effects/

    Here are a few related blogs posts and presentations we’ve published: https://a16z.com/2016/03/07/all-about-network-effects/ https://a16z.com/2018/12/13/network-effects-dynamics-in-practice/ https://a16z.com/2018/12/13/16-metrics-network-effects/

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  3. Network Effects: So, Is It a Network Effect? (1 of 3)

    Some of the most successful companies and products — from the phone era to the internet era — have all been predicated on the concept of network effects, where the network becomes more valuable to users as more people use it.

    But how do you tell network effects apart from scale effects, brand preference, or increasing returns (an idea popularized by W. Brian Arthur) — or other phenomena that are not actually network effects? What about "data network effects", which startups powered by machine learning like to highlight? And are network effects really durable competitive moats?

    Consumer deal & investing team partners D’Arcy Coolican and Li Jin — who recently co-wrote a pair of posts on the dynamics and metrics of network effects — share their insights with a16z operating partner Frank Chen in this three-part video miniseries… We’re all about network effects, after all: https://a16z.com/tag/all-about-network-effects/

    Here are a few related blogs posts and presentations we’ve published: https://a16z.com/2016/03/07/all-about-network-effects/ https://a16z.com/2018/12/13/network-effects-dynamics-in-practice/ https://a16z.com/2018/12/13/16-metrics-network-effects/

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  4. 10+1 Lessons from Serial Entrepreneur Justin Kan

    a16z General Partner Andrew Chen (@andrewchen) talks with serial entrepreneur and co-founder & CEO Justin Kan (@justinkan) about lessons he’s learned as a founder. Justin is a repeat entrepreneur who co-founded Kiko Software (a Web 2.0 calendar that pre-dated Google Calendar by 4 years), Justin.tv (a lifecasting platform), Twitch.tv (a live streaming platform for esports, music, and other creatives, now part of Amazon), Socialcam, and now Atrium, a software-powered law firm for startups.

    Justin reflects on his journey and shares 10 + 1 lesson he’s learned along the way: - The paradox of choice: choosing a focus - Tradeoffs between B2B versus B2C companies - Market risk vs execution risk - Fundraising strategy: go big or stay lean? - Managing the stress of being a startup CEO (again!) - Seeking out mentors, coaches, and peers for help - Intentionally designing a culture to avoid the pitfalls of “culture eating strategy” - Things he’s still doing in his latest startup—and things he’s doing very differently - Managing higher expectations now that he’s not a first-time founder - What he’s reading and listening to - Bonus (+1): advice he’d give his 20-year old self just starting out in tech

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