With its investment in Rap Genius, Andreesen Horowitz will help add a new layer of information to the web.
If anyone has deep thoughts about the future of advertising, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen would be among them.
Editor’s Pick How much longer will Silicon Valley stand by and watch the “silicon” part of its name get washed away like so much sand?
A controversial open letter directed at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg left another Marc (Andreessen) in quite the pickle yesterday.
As Facebook gets ready for its monster IPO, which will likely value the company at more than $100 billion, I thought it would be valuable to take a look at some of the critical product decisions that have led to its success.
Since it was founded in June of 2009 Andreessen-Horowitz has emerged as the hottest new name in venture funding. Part of the firm’s cache comes from its aggressive approach. Today’s announcement that Andreessen-Horowtiz has raised another $1.5 billion, which everyone knew was coming, will only increase that. Overall, this means Andreessen-Horowitz has $2.7 billion under management.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week, I’m writing a column on business and technology called Dylan’s Desk, while Dean Takahashi is writing a column on video games called The DeanBeat. They are available to newsletter subscribers a whole day before they appear on the VentureBeat website.
The cloud computing revolution has made the titanic valuations of major Web 2.0 companies like Facebook and Twitter completely justified, storied venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Marc Andreessen (pictured right) said today.
Wikets, a soon-to-be-released iPhone application that recommends places and products to friends, announced a $1.5 million seed round from Andreessen-Horowitz and Battery Ventures today. But will yet another recommendations product survive when reviews and opinions already litter the Internet?
Glam Media, a content and media company focused on women but with increasing ambition, has acquired Ning, a web service that lets people build their own social networks. The purchase price was undisclosed, but the deal is well below Ning’s $750 million valuation when it was at the peak of its hype a few years ago.
iPhone and Android apps often lack useful Web landing pages that would convert Web browsers into program downloaders. Useful landing pages are what Mixed Media Labs (“Makers of fine software products”) is now offering all iOS and Android developers, with its just-announced public availability of the App.net platform.