Sam Yam is an entrepreneur and co-founder & CTO of Patreon.
This episode of the a16z Podcast covers the the rise of online platforms that enable people to make a living off their unique interests and skills. It's a trend that's become increasingly relevant as the demand for virtual work grows. The discussion -- with Patreon cofounder and CTO Sam Yam and a16z consumer tech partner Li Jin in conversation with Lauren Murrow -- covers the new forms of work made possible by these online platforms, why creators today are effectively making more money off fewer fans, and what all of this means for the future of entrepreneurship.See more on the Passion Economy, metrics for it, 100 True Fans, and more at a16z.com/creatoreconomies.
This week’s show is with Samuel Yam, co-founder of Patreon, YEO of Silicon Valley mega-incubator Y Combinator.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sam Yam, co-founder and CTO of Patreon, describes how the company fosters healthier online communities by better connecting artists and fans.
New episodes of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series return on January 22nd! Guests this season include Sam Yam, co-founder and CTO of Patreon; Mar Hershenson, managing partner of Pear VC; and Mark Gainey, co-founder and executive chairman of Strava. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to get new episodes delivered straight to you every Wednesday!
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Creator Details

Location
San Francisco (El Calvito), Chiapas, Mexico
Episode Count
4
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
2 hours, 17 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 814822