About Marc Andreessen
Marc Andreessen is a cofounder and general partner of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He is an innovator and creator, one of the few to pioneer a software category used by more than a billion people and one of the few to establish multiple billion-dollar companies.
- Andreessen runs influential Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, whose successful bets include Instagram, Oculus VR and GitHub.
- His first claim to fame was cofounding web browser firm Netscape, which AOL bought in 1998 for $4.2 billion in stock.
- Andreessen’s biggest score was as a seed investor in Facebook.
- He also cofounded Loudcloud, which, renamed Opsware, sold to Hewlett-Packard for $1.6 billion in 2007.
- In June 2018, a16z raised $300 million for its first crypto-focused fund, led by the firm’s first female general partner, Katie Haun.
Marc Andreessen on Creative, Courageous Entrepreneurs
Marc Andreessen, Co-Founder & Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, discusses his philosophy on investing in technical founders and the role of technology in today’s startups. Andreessen also addresses the kind of entrepreneurs and ideas his venture capital firm look for: “Big breakthrough ideas often seem nuts the first time you see them.”