Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has invested in some of today’s most talked-about startups, including Slack, Buzzfeed, and Instacart.
Andreessen Horowitz has its finger on the pulse of what’s happening in tech. Over on the firm’s website, its investors have shared 16 trends and themes they’re excited about this year. It’s a sort of State of the Union for what’s happening in tech.
We’ve compiled Andreessen Horowitz’s predictions for the 16 startup themes that will be big this year.
1. Virtual reality
« Computer enthusiasts and science fiction writers have dreamed about VR for decades. But earlier attempts to develop it, especially in the 1990s, were disappointing. It turns out the technology wasn’t ready yet. What’s happening now — because of Moore’s Law, and also the rapid improvement of processors, screens, and accelerometers, driven by the smartphone boom — is that VR is finally ready to go mainstream, » Chris Dixon, a general partner…