Marc Andreessen

Marc Lowell Andreessen (/ænˈdriːsɨn/ an-DREE-sən; born July 9, 1971) is an American entrepreneur, investor and software engineer. He is best known as co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used Web browser; as co-founder of Netscape Communications Corporation; and as co-founder and general partner of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He founded and later sold the software company Opsware to Hewlett-Packard. Andreessen is also a co-founder of Ning, a company that provides a platform for social networking websites.
Posts about Marc Andreessen
  • Facebook’s 2016 Annual Meeting: Peter Thiel Remains on Board

    … Facebook’s 2016 annual meeting Monday was more intriguing than past gatherings due to uncertainty over Peter Thiel’s position on the board of directors and a proposal to create a new class of non-voting capital stock. But when all was said and done at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, Calif., Monday afternoon, all of the votes went…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Facebook- 15 readers -
  • The Physical World Is Eating the Web

    … I’ve always been a big fan of Marc Andreessen, and particularly his mantra that software is eating the world. We’re now seeing that play out in local commerce in lots of ways. The framework could even be flipped: The world is eating software. The subject of innovation is increasingly atoms instead of bits. IoT blends the two, as do beacons…

    Michael Boland/ Street Fightin Paid Search Google- 13 readers -
  • A Day in the Life of a Content Strategist

    … When a lot of people hear the term content strategist, they may not have the slightest clue what it means. Explaining it to family and friends who don’t work in media is a nightmare. Not only is the title vague, but it means different things to different companies. Are these people copyrighters? Do they plan ways for Fortune 1000 companies…

    Danny Wong/ The Content Strategistin Content- 16 readers -
  • 5 things we learned about Twitter in 2014

    …) who have built $25B+ companies that double revenue each year is remarkably low. — Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) November 7, 2014 It’s about the influence, stupid Twitter’s main rebuttal to such criticisms has been to emphasize how outsized its cultural influence is relative to the size of its user base. Twitter execs routinely stress that tweets…

    John Mcdermott/ Digidayin Social Twitter- 10 readers -
  • Nick Denton to Gawker’s VC-stuffed competitors: You’re drunk

    … notes, is that the media industry is about to be “eaten” by software, as VC Marc Andreessen has predicted. The media ecosystem is no exception; in fact it is crying out for simplification and streamlining through software. If there’s any eating to be done, we’ll be one of the companies around the table. At stake is not just our own long-term future…

    Brian Morrissey/ Digiday- 2 readers -
  • Marc Andreessen Trusts Receive Facebook Shares

    … Facebook director Marc Andreessen reported in a Form 4 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday that two funds that he is the trustee of received shares of Facebook class-A common stock from The Founders Fund II Entrepreneurs Fund. The Andreessen 1996 Living Trust received 1,665 shares, and it now holds 1,625,124 shares…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 11 readers -
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