GitHub, the software development collaboration and version control service based on the popular open source Git tool, today announced that it has raised a $250 million funding round led by Sequoia Capital. Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital and Institutional Venture Partners also participated in this round. Read More
Source code repository software company GitHub has raised a $250 million series B funding round, with top-tier venture capital firm Sequoia Capital leading the round. Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital, and Institutional Venture Partners also participated in the round. Show More Summary
Quirky, the Silicon Alley invention company whose blue-chip backers include General Electric and Andreessen Horowitz, will lay off 109 employees from its West 28th Street headquarters and another two... To view the full story, click the title link.
Amazon is launching a new marketplace specifically geared at startups, called Launchpad. The Everything Store is partnering with Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz, and Indiegogo to source and vet startups for its new site. Each startup will get a product page where it can upload a product video and information about the startup. Startups on Launchpad will also be able to […]
Cazena, a new platform that wants to make it easier for enterprises to process their data, today announced that it has raised a $20 million Series B round led by Formation 8. Other participants include Andreessen Horowitz and North Bridge Venture Partners, who both also participated in the company’s $8 million series A round last October. Read More
GLIDE hosted a talk in June 2014 with Ben Horowitz and Lars Dalgaard where the two giants from Andreessen Horowitz discussed Horowitz's best-selling book The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers and explored the intersection of tech and community. Show More Summary
Venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz said it invested $10.8 million in Keybase, an encryption startup created by the cofounders of dating site OkCupid.
What do you for an encore after you founded and sold OKCupid? Well you tackle public-key encryption, of course. Keybase was the result, and the company announced a $10.8 million Series A investment today led by Andreessen Horowitz. While...Show More Summary
Andreessen Horowitz says there is cause for concern at the rapid increase in tech start-ups with high values, but the recent exuberance in Silicon Valley differs from that of the dot-com era.
3D printing marketplace Shapeways announced on Tuesday that it had raised $30 million in funding from investors including Andreesen Horowitz, Lux Capital, INKEF Capital, and tech giant Hewlett-Packard. Shapeways CEO and co-founder Peter...Show More Summary
Marc Andreessen is best known for co-founding internet browser Netscape and later launching Andreessen Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley's most famous venture capital firms. Today, a16z has $4.2 billion under management. Andreessen was...Show More Summary
Andreessen Horowitz and others are backing Radiant Entertainment, a new PC games studio created by the founders of one of the world’s longest running e-sports tournaments.
Andreessen Horowitz has backed few gaming startups, and this is London Venture Partners’ first bet on a U.S. startup
Teespring, the custom apparel startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures and others, has laid off 70 employees from its Providence, Rhode Island-based location, TechCrunch learned and Teespring confirms. The move, which impacts...Show More Summary
Envoy, the startup behind an iPad app designed “to kill the lobby sign-in book” — as we reported last year when it landed $1.5 million — is perhaps not one that you’d associate with such fundraising. But the San Francisco-based company has indeed landed $15 million, which was provided by bit-hitting investment firm Andreessen Horowitz (A16z). Read More
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Of all the many bad raps against PowerPoint—TMI (Too Much Information), MEGO (My Eyes Glaze Over),Data Dump,Show up and Throw Up,and“Just mail me the deck!”—the worst is The Laundry List, in which the slides in a presentation have all the continuity of a deck of cards shuffled by a Las [...]
Envoy, a company that provides an iPad-based sign-in system for office reception desks, has raised $15 million from a single funder: Andreessen Horowitz. Office reception desks might seem like a dry topic for a startup, but Envoy has seen enviable uptake among hot Silicon Valley companies — and well beyond. Customers include Airbnb (its first customer), Pandora, Heroku, […]
Benedict Evans, the respected tech analyst at the big Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, just published a fascinating dissection of the current state of tech investing which concludes that tech is not in a bubble...Show More Summary
Human hair extensions are getting a helping hand from the same $4 billion venture capital firm famous for funding such Silicon Valley startups as Skype, Facebook and Twitter. On Friday, Mayvenn, an online seller of (yes) hair extensions, announced it had raised a $10 million series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz.