Hello and welcome again the financial valuea podcast about startup business, where we break down the numbers and nuances behind the headlines.
This is our Wednesday show, where we dedicate one topic, think about a question and unpack the rest. this week, Natasha And the Alex Question: Why is technology so full of imitators, and what is the next full-circle moment we can expect?
The question was inspired by Natasha’s Startups Weekly column recently: “YC does a product search, Product Hunt does a16z, a16z makes YC.” As you can tell from the headline and title of this week’s episode, we’re talking about how technology is filled with imitators and what that means for the innovation bar.
Expect to learn more about the overlap in mission between three of the technology’s most celebrated foundations, what Prologue means for the future (both literally and figuratively), and how the rising tide can confuse and complement a founder’s fundraising journey.
It was also a good excuse to chat about some of the competitive dynamics that we see unfold across the startup scene. We had a great time, and we hope you like the show. We’re back on Friday with our regular news report!