Andreessen-Horowitz expands social by hiring Twitter vet

Looks like Andreessen-Horowitz is building out its social investments side of the business. It came out today that the venture firm hired Twitter culture guru Elizabeth Weil to help expand its social know-how.

Elizabeth Weil“Three years at Twitter have flown by. Honored to have worked alongside this amazing crew. Thrilled to be joining the Andreessen Horowitz team!” she tweeted today.

She reportedly joins Andreessen-Horowitz’s social team, fittingly, and will be working directly with Mark Cranney. He’s somewhat of an in-house coach for the firm’s startups, helping them launch, make money, and find talent. It is unknown whether Weil will be recruiting new companies or helping those that make it in to succeed.

At Twitter, Weil held a number of positions, but most recently she headed up the company’s culture — something that’s precious to Silicon Valley startups. In her spare time she runs a paper crafts business called Paperwheel. She’s married to Twitter’s director of products for revenue, Kevin Weil.

This is far from Weil’s first time working for a venture capital firm as well. She has held positions at Institutional Venture Partners and Menlo Ventures, as a senior associate and analyst respectively.

hat tip All Things D; Bird image via Shutterstock; Elizabeth Weil image via LinkedIn


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