Marc Andreessen

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Early Life, Education, and Career
– Born in Cedar Falls, Iowa and raised in New Lisbon, Wisconsin
– Son of Patricia and Lowell Andreessen
– Received bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
– Interned at IBM in Austin, Texas and worked at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications
– Worked at Netscape, Opsware, and founded Andreessen Horowitz
– Invested in successful companies like Facebook, Foursquare, GitHub, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter

Netscape and Opsware
– Co-founded Netscape Communications after meeting with Jim Clark
– Netscape IPO in 1995 made Andreessen well-known
– Named one of the top 100 innovators in the world under 35 by MIT Technology Review
– Netscape was acquired by AOL in 1999 for $4.3 billion
– Andreessen became the chief technology officer of AOL after the acquisition
– Founded Opsware after AOL acquired Netscape
– Originally named Loudcloud, provided computing and software services
– Changed name to Opsware in 2003 and focused on software as a service and cloud hosting
– Acquired by Hewlett-Packard for $1.6 billion in 2007

Andreessen Horowitz
– Co-founded Andreessen Horowitz with Ben Horowitz
– Invested $80 million in 45 start-ups including Twitter and Qik
– Andreessen Horowitz grew to $2.7 billion under management across three funds
– Acquired majority stake in Skype in 2009, sold to Microsoft in 2011 for $8.5 billion
– Assisted in creating the first free standardized seed round financing documents

Ventures and Investments
– Co-founded and chaired Ning, after Netscape and Loudcloud
– Ning was sold to Mode Media for $150 million
– Personal investor in companies including LinkedIn and boutique bank Raine
– Serves on the board of Meta, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Kno, Stanford Hospital, Bump Technologies, Anki, Oculus VR, OpenGov, Dialpad, and TinyCo
– Advisor to Asana and director of CollabNet
– Invested in companies like Oculus VR, Clubhouse, and OpenGov

Controversies and Personal Life
– Tweeted controversial comments about India’s decision on net neutrality
– Facebook’s project Free Basics failed due to violations and setting preferential tariffs
– Involved in a class action lawsuit against Facebook shareholders
– Accused of secretly coaching Zuckerberg and sharing information
– Involved in a lawsuit against Zuckerberg’s plan to create non-voting shares
– Allegedly coached Zuckerberg and shared progress and concerns
– Married Laura Arrillaga in 2006, founder of Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund
– Endorsed Republican candidate Mitt Romney in 2012
– Endorsed Republican candidate Carly Fiorina in the 2016 primary, later switched endorsement to Hillary Clinton
– Purchased a property in Malibu for $177 million
– Net worth estimated at $1.7 billion as of February 2023
– Inducted into the World Wide Web Hall of Fame in 1994
– Appointed to the Homeland Security Advisory Council in 2022

Marc Andreessen (Wikipedia)

Marc Lowell Andreessen (born July 9, 1971) is an American businessman and former software engineer. He is the co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used web browser with a graphical user interface; co-founder of Netscape; and co-founder and general partner of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He co-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 and an inductee in the World Wide Web Hall of Fame. Andreessen's net-worth is estimated at $1.7 billion.

Marc Andreessen
Andreessen in 2013
Born
Marc Lowell Andreessen

(1971-07-09) July 9, 1971 (age 52)
EducationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (BS)
Occupations
Known for
Spouse
(m. 2006)
Children1
RelativesJohn Arrillaga (father-in-law)
Websitea16z.com/author/marc-andreessen
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