Jan 21, 2021 • 52M
Eric Newcomer talks a16z, "pro-tech" editorials and the changing tech-journalism relationship
Scott Kitun is joined by a rotating cast of tech and media personalities to break down the latest in startupland.
Longtime tech journo Eric Newcomer, formerly of The Information and Bloomberg and now writes his own Substack newsletter (aptly named Newcomer) joins the show. Eric and Scott talk about the a16z's (VC firm Andreesson Horowitz) foray into growing its media presence by hiring a large editorial staff to cover stories about crypto, fintech, etc with a "pro-tech" angle, why it matters and how it matches up with the tech sectors testy relationsihp with journalism. Eric dives into his own experiences covering venture firms and founders, what news orgs miss on tech and what to make of audio app Clubhouse.