One can forgive early believers like Andreessen for taking a few of victory laps, even if those laps are just short trots to the bank and back.
Facebook stock blasted to new highs this week after blow-out earnings with astounding user growth and vast revenue opportunities ahead. Venture capitalist Marc Andreesen, who was an early Facebook investor and currently sits on the company board, is taking the opportunity to call out how many people have doubted the company over the years. Show More Summary
Yesterday, Fed chair Janet Yellen warned that the valuations of social media companies were too high. " Equity valuations of smaller firms as well as social media and biotechnology firms appear to be stretched," she said in a reportShow More Summary
The tech luminaries on bundling and unbundling in the digital age.
Andrew Leonard, Salon: The Greeks had a word for this, I thought, as I worked my way through Marc Andreessen's most recent epic tweet storm. The venture capitalist -- who has suddenly begun treating Twitter as his own personal pulpit...Show More Summary
The latest tempest from Marc Andreessen, Silicon Valley's resident storm king , concerns self-destructive startups. Wonder if any of his critiques—like going public before you're ready or assuming there's always more cash—apply to portfolio companies like Box or Fab? Read more...
See why the founder of venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz tweeted up a storm this morning.
Marc Andreessen, founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, and inventor of the modern web browser, went on a tweet storm this morning about how to kill your startup, and damage Silicon Valley in the process. Here are the tweets:...Show More Summary
Marc Andreessen recently wrote a post titled “This is Probably a Good Time to Say That I Don’t Believe Robots Will Eat All the Jobs …" — like all of Marc’s posts it is full of good ideas and worth reading. I agree with many of the points...Show More Summary
Marc Andreessen made his fortune founding Netscape and investing millions into speculative startups, but his father-in-law is the man who made "Silicon Valley" possible. And ugly. Read more...
Marc Andreessen, as is his wont, posted a tweetstorm this morning that was a spirited defense of Silicon Valley. It starts with this tweet: 1/One persistent canard from would-be SV critics is “Silicon Valley isn’t building/funding the right things, aka solutions to big problems”. — Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) July 7, 2014 One thing I always […]
Useful, thought-provoking and random links for the entrepreneurially-minded that caught our eye on Friday, June 27: Pro tip: don't put ripe tomatoes in the refrigerator. See the ghostly wifi waves surrounding us. Marc Andreessen explains why the IPO is dying. Show More Summary
Useful, thought-provoking and random links for the entrepreneurially-minded that caught our eye on Monday, June 30: Fred Wilson thinks that everybody should Tweet just like Marc Andreessen. Five million users and a great product. Why did this startup fail? A new book about our lives on caffeine. Show More Summary
The venture capitalist discusses the Valley's changing tech scene and why he's biased toward people who never give up.
Hint: it isn't tweetstorming.
Software’s inevitable dominance is something of an axiom in Silicon Valley, where Marc Andreessen once famously wrote that it was “eating the world.” Software companies like Microsoft, Google and Facebook are among the world’s most iconic and valuable, and new startups like Airbnb and Uber aim to transform traditional industries like hotels and taxis. Read More
Trading your to-do list for a "done" list is good enough for serial entrepreneur and VC Marc Andreessen. Maybe you ought to try it?
By now almost everybody knows that Marc Andreessen has […]
A linkfest of reading on fund investing: Marc Andreessen argues the IPO is dying. — Timothy B. Lee, Vox.com The man credited with originating the “fear index” lays into investment products that sprung from his creation, and backs a competitor. — Brendan Conway, Barrons.com S&P Dow Jones Indices responds to the “fear index” creator. — [...]
It is excellent throughout, here is one good sentence: The funny thing about Piketty is that he has a lot more faith in returns on invested capital than any professional investor I’ve ever met. Here is another: The result of all that is the effective death of the IPO. The number of public companies in […]