Just when it seemed that the cloud ecosystem is beginning to settle down, with Amazon staking the lead, DigitalOcean landed $37.2 million in Series A funding from prominent Silicon Valley VC Andreessen Horowitz. The Seattle-based startup has done what the … Continue reading ?
The Web-hosting company struggled to raise funding before hitting it big with a major investor.
DigitalOcean, an emerging cloud provider that is apparently growing faster than AWS, has just closed a $37.2 million Series A financing led by prominent Silicon Valley VC Andreessen Horowitz. The funding represents a huge vote of confidence in the startup, … Continue reading ?
Some startups are simply more ambitious than others. DigitalOcean is one of them. Far from the triviality of a “box of the month” club or a celebrity-endorsed mobile game, the two-and-a-half-year-old New York-based company is tackling one of the most challenging and incumbent-dominated categories anywhere: infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Show More Summary
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DigitalOcean offers an affordable IaaS for normals (non-techies) and is growing fast. Andreessen Horowitz noticed and is funding that effort.
The prodigious growth of DigitalOcean, based in Manhattan, enticed the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz to lead a $37.2 million financing round, a rare instance when it has invested "outside the Valley.”
Hosting company DigitalOcean raised a Series A round of $37 million at a $153 million valuation from Andreessen Horowitz. The VC firm is the sole investor in this round. Peter Levine will join the board. Previously, the company had raised $3.2 million. “We’re the 9th largest infrastructure provider worldwide and it’s such a capital intensive industry,” DigitalOcean… Read More
An interview with Ben Horowitz is the co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, about managing and his new book, "The Hard Thing About Hard Things."
In a post on the blog of his venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, the technology investor Marc Andreessen defended his conduct as an eBay director in the face of repeated criticism from Carl C. Icahn.
Marc Andreessen, board director of eBay and co-founder of VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, today defended what he described as “false and misleading” accusations over his involvement with Skype and companies... Keep reading ?
If you’ve ever read Ben Horowitz’s blog, you know his posts often begin with a few lines from a rap song. Horowitz is a partner at top Silicon Valley venture capitalist firm, Andreessen Horowitz. He’s frequently seen hanging with celebrities like Kanye West and he led an investment in Hip Hop annotation site Rap Genius. Show More Summary
MrMagazineChanneL Ben Horowitz Co-founder and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz & Steve Stoute, CEO of Translation Advertising discuss how technology innovation is transforming culture.
In five short years, the venture capitalist firm Andreessen Horowitz has become an outrageously powerful investment firm, raising $2.7 billion and backing such names as Airbnb, Box, Fab, Facebook, Foursquare, Pinterest, Skype and Twitter, to name a few. Show More Summary
Little Borrowed Dress, an online bridesmaid-dress rental company, has raised $1.25 million in seed funding from Index Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Launch Capital, Neu Venture Capital, NYC Seed, Charles Smith, David Tisch (BoxGroup), Rett Wallace and Joanne Wilson. Read More
If you're frequently rejected, you're doing something right. At least according to Chris Dixon, an entrepreneur and partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. In a new post on his blog, Dixon explains how he learned to value rejection. Show More Summary
We just spent some time chatting with Benedict Evans on the floor of MWC, the huge mobile industry conference in Barcelona. Evans is an analyst who works at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. He's one of the sharpest minds in the industry, and a keen observer of emerging trends. Show More Summary
The Andreessen Horowitz partner isn't immersed in gaming, but he has made some pioneering game investments.
Dave Hersh on his decision to leave Jive Software. These days, Dave Hersh describes himself as an investor in early-stage tech companies. (He hangs his hat at Andreessen Horowitz.) He was 29 when he became CEO of the startup Jive Software,...Show More Summary
Fresh off its $23 million in Series B funding from Andreessen Horowitz and others, crowdfunding platform Crowdtilt is opening up its open source, white-label platform CrowdtiltOpen to all interested business users as of today. This product,...Show More Summary