After a tough slog through 2016, tech startups (at least the good ones) have reason to be optimistic about the year ahead, says Scott Kupor, managing partner of Andreessen Horowitz.
A partner at Andreessen Horowitz by the name of Frank Chen recently gave an interesting presentation on autonomous vehicles at the a16z Summit that seems worth reposting here Andreessen Horowitz Partner Talks Autonomous Vehicles (Video)...Show More Summary
A 27-year-old has raised $10 million for an unusual hedge fund — with the support of venture capitalists like Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures. The 27-year-old in question is Olaf Carlson-Wee, and he's launching a strategy...Show More Summary
After 2016 saw tech IPOs slow to a trickle and non-tech companies like Walmart gobble up leading tech players, new data from CB Insights points to a busier 2017 that could prove a busy one for venture firm Andreessen Horowitz.
OB1, the development company behind open-source P2P marketplace OpenBazaar, has raised $3 million in a new seed round backed by BlueYard, Union Square Ventures, and Andreessen Horowitz. Launched in April this year, OpenBazaar provides...Show More Summary
Improbable, the London startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz that has been developing a platform for third parties to build virtual and simulated worlds, is today launching the alpha of its first product, SpatialOS. And with it, Improbable...Show More Summary
New cryptocurrency focused hedge fund Polychain Capital has raised $10 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures. Run by former Coinbase employee Olaf Carlson-Wee, the fund has been set up to allow investors...Show More Summary
The investment into Polychain Capital signals the view of players in the bitcoin and blockchain industry that multiple digital assets will flourish in the future and potentially disrupt the likes of Facebook, Twitter and other netwo...
Boston-based healthcare IT company PatientPing has raised $31.6 million from Andreessen Horowitz (Menlo Park) and Leerink Transformation Partners (Boston) to accelerate growth of its national care coordination network nationally. Additionally,...Show More Summary
RapidAPI, a startup that has developed a marketplace through which developers can easily discover, test, and start using publicly available application programming interfaces (APIs), is announcing today that it has raised a $3.5 million seed round. RapidAPI founder and chief executive Iddo Gino dropped out of Technion – Israel Institute of Technology to work on […]
Quantopian, an online platform that strives to turn anyone into a successful quantitative analyst, has raised $25 million in a series C funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Point72 Ventures, Khosla Ventures, and Spark Capital. Founded out of Boston in 2011, Quantopian says that it “inspires talented […]
It's not exactly surprising that a partner of a venture capital firm with a tagline that "software is eating the world" thinks the same could be said for the drug industry. Vijay Pande, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, runs the firm's bio fund. Show More Summary
Zipline, a San Francisco-based drone delivery startup has raised $25 million in Series B funding led by Visionnaire Ventures, with participation from Sequoia Capital and Andreessen Horowitz. The latest round will allow it to expand its operations to new countries/territories across the world and brings Zipline’s total funding to $43 million. Show More Summary
Drone delivery startup Zipline has closed a $25 million series B round of funding led by Visionnaire Ventures, with participation from Sequoia Capital and Andreessen Horowitz. Founded out of San Francisco in 2011, Zipline is a robotics company that builds autonomous drones designed to deliver vaccines, medicine, or blood on request from health workers operating […]
In a rare move, Battery Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Ribbit Capital, investors in a number of Silicon Valley’s fintech startups, have backed the bank enabling many of their investments to lurch forward. Cross River Bank, the obscure...Show More Summary
Alluxio, formerly known as Tachyon, raised a $7.5 million Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz earlier this year. Today, the company is launching the first commercial product based on its open source memory-centric distributed storage platform out of beta. Show More Summary
Digital health startup Cardiogram has raised $2 million in seed funding led by Andreessen Horowitz’s new Bio Fund with participation from Halle Tecco (Rock Health Co-founder ), Jeff Hammerbacher (Assistant Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine), Kevin Scott (SVP Engineering of LinkedIn) and more. Show More Summary
Network effects in venture capital are no joke. Sure, people want to close rounds with brand name funds like Sequoia and Andreessen Horowitz because they validate startups. But perhaps more importantly, companies become more likely to...Show More Summary
Marc Andreessen, one of the most prolific tweeters on Twitter, abruptly deleted everything on his account over the weekend except this short message: "Taking a Twitter break!" It's not the first time the Andreessen Horowitz venture investor...Show More Summary
Silicon Valley investor and prolific tweeter Marc Andreessen has abruptly abandoned Twitter, deleting all his tweets after writing: "Taking a Twitter break!" Andreessen, cofounder of buzzy venture capital fund Andreessen Horowitz, is...Show More Summary