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

    … of Facebook’s board of directors—Marc Andreessen, Erskine Bowles, Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Reed Hastings, Jan Koum, Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg—will serve through next year’s annual meeting. The new class of non-voting capital stock, class-C capital stock, which was also approved at the company’s annual meeting, was first proposed on the day…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Facebook- 26 readers -
  • The Physical World Is Eating the Web

    … actually downloading a compatible app (like a branded retailer app or aggregator like Shopkick). Because most of these things are activated at the device-setting level, it requires about 26 taps to sync with a given beacon network. This is suffocating adoption, along with most retailers’ inability to verbalize a value tradeoff for entering…

    Michael Boland/ Street Fightin Paid Search Google- 18 readers -
  • A Day in the Life of a Content Strategist

    … tomorrow—a ritual he borrowed from Marc Andreessen. As Ciotti told me, “I find it a good way to close out for the day and create a sense of preparedness to hit the ground running the next morning.” The post A Day in the Life of a Content Strategist appeared first on The Content Strategist. …

    Danny Wong/ The Content Strategistin Content- 24 readers -
  • 5 things we learned about Twitter in 2014

    … vp of global online sales said card innovation would continue as the company was looking at features such as a click-to-call button for local businesses. Those changes were tame relative to the one that speaks most directly to Twitter’s use problem. To algorithm or not to algorithm? Twitter diehards erupted with outrage in September when Twitter…

    John Mcdermott/ Digidayin Social Twitter- 16 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- 5 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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