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Marc Andreessen and His Wife are Partnering With HP to Donate Computers to Baltimore and Ferguson Libraries

From the USA Today: Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen [also developer of Mozilla (first visual web browser) that became Netscape where he was co-founder] and the and his wife, philanthropist and educator Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, have teamed up with Hewlett-Packard to donate nearly $170,000 worth of computers, printers and other equipment. The couple says they were moved […]

Andreessens pair with H-P to send computers to Ferguson, Baltimore libraries

Topic: Public Libraries ublic libraries that provided a quiet refuge from civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore are about to receive a small bounty from Silicon Valley. Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen and his wife, philanthropist...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Andreessen couple, H-P donate computers to Ferguson, Baltimore

Marc Andreessen and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen team up with HP to donate nearly $170,000 worth of equipment.        

Venture capitalists are making a buzz, but are they really 'disrupting' anything?

The New Yorker recently published an entertaining profile of Marc Andreessen, the Internet pioneer and venture capitalist who practically embodies Silicon Valley's favorite term, "disruption." In... To view the full story, click the title link.

Connected Cars: Every Company Will be a Software Company

In 2011, Marc Andreessen declared that software is eating the world. Andreessen (Twitter: @pmarca) noted that the new generation of technology companies will expand their capabilities, establish a sustainable competitive advantage, and grow market share value by placing more emphasis on software innovation. Show More Summary

The New Yorker profiles the boldness and baldness of Marc Andreessen

You know when a New Yorker article starts with a tone that mocks someone’s appearance (he’s bald!) and eccentricities (he hates germs!) that it’s going to be highly flattering in the end. It’s a veteran reporter trick, buying credit with the reader so the subsequent glowing piece doesn’t sound too fawning. Show More Summary

Marc Andreessen paid a midnight visit to the founders of Airbnb that 'changed the company forever'

Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape and investment firm Andreessen Horowitz, has helped many startups in his portfolio become giant companies. One of those companies is $10 billion Airbnb, which was still a bumbling startup when Andreessen led its Series B round. Show More Summary

How Venture Capitalist Marc Andreessen Thinks

A new profile of the Andreessen Horowitz partner might just inspire you to feel bright and cheery about the future, too.

Tomorrow's advance man

last weekHumor / odd : Kottke.org

The New Yorker's Tad Friend on Marc Andreessen's plan to win the future. Pessimism always sounds more sophisticated than optimism -- it's the Eden-collapse myth over and over again -- and then you look at G.D.P. per capita worldwide, and it's up and to the right. Show More Summary

The life-changing moment that bonded Mark Zuckerberg with one of his investors, who urged him not to sell Facebook (FB)

Marc Andreessen is the cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley's most prolific venture capital firms. One of the biggest investments Marc Andreessen has ever made may very well be Facebook. According to a New Yorker profile,...Show More Summary

One of the most legendary venture capitalists in the world doesn't think we're in a bubble

Marc Andreessen, the cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz, is one of the most powerful Silicon Valley venture capitalists. He's invested in some of the most well-known Internet companies in the world, including Facebook, Foursquare, and Pinterest. Show More Summary

Marc Andreessen Says He Likes It When Entrepreneurs Think He's An Idiot

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Marc Andreessen, Silicon Valley behemoth and co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, doesn’t want entrepreneurs looking for funds to tell him what they think he’ll want to hear. “It’s a delight when they look at you with...Show More Summary

Marc Andreessen pitched his wife about dating like a startup would pitch a VC

Marc Andreessen, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz, is one of the most famous and powerful venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. In 2006, he married Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, daughter of real estate mogul John Arrillaga. Many credit Arrillaga with creating the modern Silicon Valley office landscape. Show More Summary

Marc Andreessen on rival venture capitalist Bill Gurley: 'I can’t stand him'

When Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz started their VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, they set out to make things better for entrepreneurs. They saw Benchmark Capital, a boutique VC firm "with n o back-office specialists to provide the services they’d craved" as the antithesis of what they were trying to build with a16z. Show More Summary

The founders of one of the most famous VC firms in the world 'fight like cats and dogs, then forget about it'

Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz run what is arguably the most famous venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. Andreessen Horowitz has put its money behind some of the biggest names in tech, including Airbnb, Box, and Facebook. Its founders couldn't be more different: Ben Horowitz is a people person, and Marc Andreessen is the ideas guy. Show More Summary

Six things Marc Andreessen said in his monster New Yorker profile

The New Yorker punched the clocked with an epic-length profile of Mr. Silicon Valley himself, Marc Andreessen. Hard to say how much Andreessen will enjoy reading descriptions of his “cranium so large, bald, and oblong that you can’t help but think of words like ‘jumbo’ and ‘Grade A.'” But the piece still paints a remarkable […]

Robinhood, an app backed by Snoop Dogg and Marc Andreessen that lets you buy and sell stocks without a fee, just raised $50 million

Inspired by the 2011 Occupy Wall Street movement, Vladimir Tenev and Baiju Bhatt founded a no-fee trading app called Robinhood. They wanted to "democratize access to the financial markets." Robinhood launched in December as an iPhone and Apple Watch app. Show More Summary

If Software Is Eating The World, Then Open Source Will Chew It Up (And Swallow)  

Software is eating the world, at least that’s what people say. Actually web pioneer Marc Andreessen said it back in 2011 and Forbes contributor Steve Denning echoed it back in 2014 as well. As an evangelist for all things software application development, these kinds of proclamations go a long way [...]

The Anti-Science and The Anti-Economics Parties

Marc Andreessen delivered a lot of good one liners in this interview with Dan Primack, but my favorite was about the upcoming Presidential election cycle: I’m really struggling between between the anti-science party and the anti-economics party. I’m highly tempted to sit this one out. I don’t know what I’m going to do. Last week […]

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