Wischoff Ventures solo GP based on favorable headwinds from CHIPS Act, US vs. China, etc.
For many AmericansCOVID-19 serves as a wake-up call: The United States is not nearly as prepared to meet the challenges as it should be, and it has become too dependent on China.
Whether the current geopolitical order calls for a new wave of isolationism will depend on your worldview, but your desire for the United States to be more self-sufficient, resolve its most thorny issues, and move forward. ahead of opponents that can be found in every political field.
Will the answer come from the government? Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz doesn’t think so. Its co-founder, Marc Andreessen, spoke highly of in Call to Action “It’s Time to Build”but general partner Katherine Boyle doubled in January with essay on dynamism of america.
American dynamism, Boyle writes, is “a recognition that the seemingly insurmountable problems in our society — from national security and public safety to housing and education — require The solution is not simply incremental changes to maintain the status quo. These problems require solutions from the builders — and it has never been more important for startups to tackle these serious American problems.”
As a point of view, America’s dynamism has resonated in the American tech community. But there are also comments that question how well this goal is represented in a16z’s portfolio, such as a more crypto- and SaaS-heavy portfolio than govtech.
Boyle foresaw some of that criticism, in part saying it was due to the mistaken belief “that software only touches the digital world and that we are squandering precious talent by ignoring it.” physical world.”
However, she retorted, “these critics are missing out on this current movement towards the realm of physics and the interaction between hardware and software.” Regarding sectors, Boyle added, “the dynamic is not govtech or ESG.”
This is where things get interesting: a16z has come up with a clear concept that resonates with other investors, but they could define differently as well. For instance, solo GP Nichole Wischoff recently told TechCrunch that she is hoping to fund “American dynamism… real dynamism.”