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The private companies with valuations higher than $10B — in one chart

These days, investors can’t help but write big checks to fund startups that have a shot at changing the world. To borrow some perspective from venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, “it can … be irresponsible to NOT invest to become #1 in a big new market.” And so the tech press occasionally issues articles about startups […]

Requiem for a Unicorn

Editor’s Note: Micah Rosenbloom is a Venture Partner at Founder Collective, a seed-stage venture capital fund. Marc Andreessen has said that there are 15 companies per year that generate 90% of the returns for VCs. Startups jockey for position in the “Billion Dollar Club.” In the world of startups we don’t have the S&P 500, we have the “Unicorn 50.” Fab… Read More

Defining Diversity Down

Marc Andreessen make some excellent points about diversity in a wide-ranging interview: The critique of Silicon Valley is also that it isn’t very diverse. At Twitter, for instance, 90 percent of the tech employees are male and more than 50 percent of them are white. I think these discussions are totally valid. Now, I disagree […]

Why mobile will be even more revolutionary than you think

A few years ago, famed venture capitalist Marc Andreessen published a seminal article titled "Why software is eating the world." The main thesis was that not only was the software industry primed for continuing growth (this was at aShow More Summary

Facebook Board Member Peter Thiel: Here's The Argument For Why Facebook Will Be More Valuable Than Google (FB, GOOG)

Facebook board member Peter Thiel has an interesting take on the difference between Facebook and Google. In an interview with Marc Andreessen, another Facebook board member, Thiel said the following: "The bullish argument on Facebook,...Show More Summary

In One Slide, Box CEO Aaron Levie Explains Why Now Is The Best Time To Start An Enterprise Startup

Startup incubator Y Combinator’s Sam Altman created a course called “How to Start a Startup” at Stanford University this fall. The 20-session class has a star-studded lineup of guest speakers, including Peter Thiel, Marc Andreessen, and Ron Conway. Show More Summary

Here's Marc Andreessen's Number One Piece Of Advice To People Looking To Succeed

Fortune asked 40 CEOs for their best advice to anyone looking to succeed.   The whole thing is worth reading, but one of favorites comes from venture capitalist Marc Andreessen. His advice comes via Steve Martin, and it's perfect:  "Be...Show More Summary

Marc Andreessen Says The '90s Dot-Com Bubble Startups Were 'All Right But Just Early'

Billionaire investor Marc Andreessen thinks the startups from the late '90s dot-com bubble years would have worked better if they were founded now. Speaking at the WSJD Live conference, Andreessen said many startup ideas have become sustainable businesses in recent years because of new technologies, like the smartphone. Show More Summary

Marc Andreessen Says This Harvard Report Holds The Key To Solving The Gender Pay Gap

Famed Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen spoke earlier today at WSJD Live. At the end of his sessions, someone from the audience asked him how his firm, Andreessen Horowitz, is working to fix some of the gender inequality issues in the technology industry — specifically the pay gap. Show More Summary

Never Mind Software – Mobile is Eating the World

It has been three years since Marc Andreessen, co-founder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, wrote his influential essay, "Why Software is Eating the World."

Never Mind Software – Mobile is Eating the World

It has been three years since Marc Andreessen, co-founder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, wrote his influential essay, "Why Software is Eating the World."

Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending October 25, 2014)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. In Conversation: Marc AndreessenThis Q&A with early Web pioneer turned vocal venture capitalist Marc Andreessen gives a sense for his provocative, if sometimes glib, thinking on technology. —Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief

Marc Andreessen on getting radicalized

Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, quoted in New York magazine “Intelligencer”: If you have been in an Uber car and gotten pulled over and had the car seized out from under the driver when you were like in the middle of a trip that you...Show More Summary

ANDREESSEN: The American Middle Class Is A Historical Accident

New York Magazine tech columnist Kevin Roose recently sat down for an epic interview with Netscape creator and power-tweeter Marc Andreessen. They occasionally veered into talking about the future of the economy and particularly about...Show More Summary

The Future of Finance According to This Legendary Investor

Legendary venture capitalist Marc Andreessen isn't afraid to speak his mind on the future of banking, currency, and finance.

Marc Andreessen Calls Snowden Traitor, Doesn’t Want Democracy

Though Silicon Valley and the tech industry is generally known as being more liberal than other economic sectors it is worth noting that it too has its share of plutocrat reactionaries. Though venture capitalist Tom Perkins became the...Show More Summary

What Marc Andreessen and Ron Conway teach Stanford students about raising money (in 4 quotes)

Stanford University continues its overcrowded class in building super-successful startups, and every week, noted investor Sam Altman brings in local business celebrities to distill the secrets of Silicon Valley. Most recently, he gathered Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, SV Angel patron Ron Conway, and Zenefits founder, Parker Conrad, to talk about what they look for in […]

Marc Andreessen wants the AT&T-DirecTV deal to go through

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Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen is urging federal regulators to approve AT&T's massive, $49 billion bid for DirecTV, arguing it would help push "both broadband and video to a larger portion of the country." In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, Andreessen said the deal would help promote the rollout of broadband infrastructure, which would […]

Optimism and skepticism in evaluating startup investments

In a recent interview Marc Andreessen said: I’m optimistic arguably to a fault, especially in terms of new ideas. My presumptive tendency, when I’m presented with a new idea, is not to ask, “Is it going to work?” It’s, “Well, what if it does work?” That got me thinking. Andreessen is a smart guy who [...]

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