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Why Does Andreessen Horowitz Have an Official Rapper?

19 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Divine, an underground rapper from Brooklyn, has taken his friendship with venture capitalist Ben Horowitz, who invested in Rap Genius, to the next level. First Divine made a music video for Horowitz's birthday. Now they're posing in matching tees that says: VC LIFE: Inspired by Ben Horowitz. Read more...

Tristan Walker, CEO of Walker & Co., philanthropist 

The brother was in search of a decent shave. So when Silicon Valley wunderkind Tristan Walker considered the company that he was going to found as entrepreneur in residence at Andreessen Horowitz, he came up with Walker & Co., a “Proctor...Show More Summary

Andreessen Horowitz and the disruption of Silicon Valley

The Andreessen-Horowitz (A16Z) story is little short of amazing. In the traditionally slow moving world of venture capital they have gone from standing start to raising $4bn across three funds in 5 years – Summit Partners, an older highly successful later stage VC took 15 years to achieve the same feat. In addition to raising money [...]

Teleport’s Experiment In Nomadic Work Starts With $2.5M And A Tool For The SF Bay Area

Teleport, the startup that’s building infrastructure to help nomadic workers seamlessly move from place to place, just raised $2.5 million from Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel, Seedcamp, and angel investors including Scott and Cyan Banister and Fortumo founder Rain Rannu. They’ve called themselves the “search engine for digital nomads,” and they ultimately want to… Read More

Scott Kupor: How to Stay on the Winning Side of Valuation

Scott Kupor, managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz: As a venture-capital firm, we spend a great deal of time analyzing private company valuations and we don’t think the bubble will burst soon. When valuations do get overly bubbly and...Show More Summary

Reddit reportedly raising $50M at a $500M valuation

Community news sharing site Reddit might be raising upwards of $50 million in a new funding round that includes investments from Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and others. The funding — first reported late last night — wouldn’t be unheard of for a site with as much traction as Reddit, which currently brings in over 5 billion […]

LISTEN: It's Andreessen Horowitz's 5th birthday and software is still hungry (for more world!)

Marc Andreessen isn't tired of reminding people that "software is eating the world." As his high profile venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz turns five years old, he appeared with cofounder Ben Horowitz on the company's a16z podcast...Show More Summary

BuzzFeed: An Open Letter to Ben Horowitz

  Ben Horowitz, the erudite cofounder of the Andreessen Horowitz (A16z) firm is a respected heavyweight in the Silicon Valley’s venture capital milieu. But A16z’s $50m BuzzFeed funding looks surprisingly ill-advised, to say the least. ...Show More Summary

Former Apple SVP of Retail Ron Johnson talks Apple and Microsoft Stores, offers surprising praise for Surface 3

Former Apple Senior Vice President of Retail (then ousted JCPenney CEO) Ron Johnson made a somewhat rare public-facing appearance on Andreessen Horowitz’s podcast. The discussion comes in at just under half an hour and features the former head of Apple Retail discussing his experience with leading the Apple Store as well as the challenge for up-and-coming startup brands […]

Mixpanel Adds Mobile A/B Testing To Its Analytics Platform

2 weeks agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Mixpanel, the analytics startup incubated at Y Combinator and backed by Andreessen Horowitz, is launching a new feature today for mobile developers who want to test out different variations of their app. We’ve written about several startups that are focused on mobile A/B testing, such as Taplytics. Show More Summary

As a16z turns 5, listen to Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz “explain everything”

2 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

As venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz turns five years old this summer, its founding members Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz have posted a two part podcast proclaiming to “explain everything.” Okay so maybe they don’t touch on...Show More Summary

With New Funding, Adatao Focuses on Bringing Hadoop to the Masses

Recently, news broke that a small startup called Adatao has secured $13 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz with investment partners from Lightspeed Ventures and Bloomberg Beta. Marc Andreessen is a board advisor to the company, which is run by CEO Christopher Nguyen, a former director of engineering for Google Apps. Show More Summary

uBiome Raises $4.5M From Angel Investors, Andreessen Horowitz To Crowdsource Microbiome Research

4 weeks agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Microbiome is the ecosystem of bacteria that lives within us, which outnumber the number of human cells 10-to-1. Microbes in the microbiome perform functions such as digesting food and synthesizing vitamins and have also been linked to human mood and behavior. Read More

BuzzFeed Is the Apple of Media, and Everyone Else Is Microsoft

Edward R. Murrow’s storied radio broadcasts from the London blitz might seem as distant from today’s animated GIF onslaught as caviar from Cheetos. But Chris Dixon, who led Andreessen Horowitz’s $50 million investment in BuzzFeed, believes the past is littered with examples of novelty in media being mistaken for lack of quality. Murrow himself, Dixon […]

Andreessen Horowitz’s BuzzFeed Deal is One of Firm’s Largest Solo Rounds

Only the Silicon Valley firm's solo deals for GitHub and Tanium outrank its latest investment.

Not content to be the new HuffPo, Buzzfeed raises another $50M to be like VICE too

Last night, Buzzfeed announced a $50 million round from Andreessen Horowitz at an $850 million valuation. [Disclosure: Andressen Horowitz partners Marc Andreessen, Chris Dixon, and Jeff Jordan are personal investors in Pando]  In the...Show More Summary

Here’s What BuzzFeed’s New Investors Really Think About Media

last monthTechnology : Valleywag

Last night Andreessen Horowitz, the same venture capital firm that invested in Facebook and Twitter, announced a $50 million investment in BuzzFeed that presumes the value of the company to be $850 million. General partner Chris Dixon...Show More Summary

Content Distributed

by Matt Buchanan Near the end of Mike Isaac's boldly headlined piece on the fifty million dollars that BuzzFeed has raised from the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and what it plans to do with it, he notes: And the future of BuzzFeed may not even be on Show More Summary

BuzzFeed plans feature films, gets $50 million from Andreessen Horowitz

BuzzFeed, the website known for its humorous top-10 lists, is expanding into feature films.

BuzzFeed Is $50 Million Richer

BuzzFeed, an air-conditioned content factory headquartered in New York City, is quite a bit richer today, thanks to a $50 million investment from the powerful Silicon Valley venture capital outfit Andreessen Horowitz. The news was announced in a lengthy write-up in today’s New York Times Business section: Read more...

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