Technology Investors Worth Following

Marc Andreessen and Peter Thiel are two of the most successful tech investors around. Tune in to learn their secrets.’s Tech & Consumer Goods Bureau Chief and host of the Motley Fool’s weekly Tech Industry Focus podcast. He has the best head of hair in the company’s editorial department.

April 27, 2016

Despite the Buffett-ism that investing in technology is a fool’s errand, many people have consistently shown themselves able to navigate the sector comfortably — and make a killing doing so.

In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Tech, Sean O’Reilly and Dylan Lewis talk about Marc Andreessen and Peter Thiel, two wildly successful, tech-oriented venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Find out how they’ve done so well investing in such a notoriously volatile sector, how looking at the moves that VCs like them make can give you hints about a company’s prospects, what they can teach us about where technology is heading, and more.

A full transcript follows the video.


Sean O’Reilly: Dylan and I discuss our tech leader crushes, on this technology edition of Industry Focus. Greetings, Fools! Sean O’Reilly here at Fool headquarters in Alexandria, Va. It is Thursday, April 21, 2016, and joining me in studio is the snappily dressed Mr. Dylan Lewis. Dylan, it’s a Thursday! And we’re here! Talking tech!

Dylan Lewis: Yeah, it’s a little odd. I thought you actually said the date wrong at first. We’ve done some times where we’ve pre-taped and you’ve caught yourself, and been like, “Ah, no, let me start over and say Friday’s date.” But no, we have flipped it up. We wanted to allow Tyler Crowe to hang out with a friend in town, so we agreed to switch the Thursday energy show and the Friday show. Just this once.

O’Reilly: Tyler, if you’re listening, you have a lot of moxie.

Lewis: Yeah.