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Tech and media bigs on the red-hot seat.

Marc Andreessen Portrait

Co-Founder and General Partner
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Andreessen is one of the few to achieve the trifecta: pioneer a software category used by more than a billion people, establish multiple billion-dollar companies, and launch an influential venture capital company.   He co-created the Mosaic Internet browser and co-founded Netscape, which later sold to AOL for $4.2 billion. He co-founded Loudcloud, which sold to Hewlett-Packard for $1.6 billion. He is now a co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm with $1.2 billion to give away to technology companies. His Bachelor of Science degree in computer science is from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where there is a plaque in his honor.

Posts With Marc Andreessen

Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg Sell, and So Does Wall Street

Mark Zuckerberg is selling a bunch of shares — but he’s buying even more, and giving $1 billion to charity. Meanwhile, Facebook investors are using the news as a chance to profit from a big run.
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Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe on Raising $75 Million, the “Oh My God” Demo and Working With Valve

Iribe discusses how a hardware breakthrough got the company its new mega round.
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Balaji Srinivasan Joins Andreessen Horowitz as General Partner

Srinivasan thinks that online communities will physically migrate to be near each other.
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News Byte

TinyCo Raises $20 Million From Pinnacle Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz

Mobile game developer TinyCo announced today that it has raised $20 million in new financing from Pinnacle Ventures and other investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, which led an $18 million round in 2011. The funds will support new hiring and game development for 2014. CEO Suli Ali said the company hopes to make more games that players “get” in the first five minutes and then will want to share with friends. Along with the new financing, TinyCo announced that ArenaNet co-founder Mike O’Brien would join Ali and Marc Andreessen on its board.

Andreessen Horowitz Sells a Third of Its Facebook Shares

The venture firm got between $49 and just over $50 per share and is keeping a significant stake in the company.
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Voices

Managing Platforms Is a Human Art

With platforms, you are not managing software; you are managing people.
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Fortune’s Most Powerful Women List Has Lots of Tech Stars, With She-Can-Do-Anything Spotlight on Facebook’s Sandberg

I say we scramble all the private jets in Silicon Valley and get the “Lean In” book star to D.C. to lean on some pols to open the government again, tout de suite!
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Imagine if Microsoft Had Made a SkypePhone

Today when Marc Andreessen talks about how software is eating the world, the companies he evokes are merely parroting the playbook of Skype, which did eat the phone companies and thus set the template for the notion that software is eating the world.

Om Malik, writing on Skype’s 10th birthday

How NoFlo Aims to Make Building Software Easier

A visual environment that even non-programmers can understand
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Anki Launches Real-World Videogames With $50M in Funding and a Primo Slot at WWDC

Anki is “the best robotics startup I have ever seen,” says backer Marc Andreessen.
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Box Makes All the Clouds Compatible

Wall Street Likes Facebook’s New Pitch