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Ben Horowitz is a cofounder and general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The Hard Thing About Hard Things and What You Do Is Who You Are. He also created the a16z Cultural Leadership Fund to connect the greatest cultural leaders to the best new technology companies, and enable more young African Americans to enter the technology industry.
Prior to a16z, Ben was cofounder and CEO of Opsware (formerly Loudcloud), which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard for $1.6 billion in 2007, and was appointed vice president and general manager of Business Technology Optimization for Software at HP. Earlier, he was vice president and general manager of America Online’s E-commerce Platform division, where he oversaw development of the company’s flagship Shop@AOL service. Previously, Ben ran several product divisions at Netscape Communications. He also served as vice president of Netscape’s widely acclaimed Directory and Security product line. Before joining Netscape in July 1995, he held various senior product marketing positions at Lotus Development Corporation.
Ben has an MS in Computer Science from UCLA and a BA in Computer Science from Columbia University.
Ben serves on the board of Anyscale, Caffeine, Databricks, Mayvenn, Medium, NationBuilder, Okta ($OKTA), Sisu, Tanium, TripActions, and UnitedMasters.
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$9B to Build the Future
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news growth (late stage venture)
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by Carl Eschenbach, Kais Khimji, and Ben Horowitz
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a16z Podcast: Designing a Culture of Reinvention
by Reed Hastings and Ben Horowitz
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16 Questions for Selling in COVID-19
by Martin Casado, Ben Horowitz, Peter Levine, Kristina Shen, and David Ulevitch
enterprise & SaaS go to market marketing apparently our stuff is 16 (or multiples of 16!) Company Building 101 coronavirus & the COVID-19 pandemic sales (& partnerships)
FROM @BHOROWITZ
Jacob Westphal​@westphal_jacob
1/ Thinking about launching a college ambassador program for your startup? From my own experience building a startup and conversations with ambassador experts, I've put together a beginner's guide on how to get yours up and running. https://t.co/3IEYXRn3Dc
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1/ I’m excited to share that we’re leading @TallyLabsNFT’s Seed round. The team pioneered a new frontier of NFT-based character IP with @JenkinsTheValet. They’re on a mission to tell stories that will define web3 and create tools allowing anyone to decentralize their own content. https://t.co/wP9YV9JaTB
a16z@a16z
We are proud to announce 𝙂𝘼𝙈𝙀𝙎 𝙁𝙐𝙉𝘿 𝙊𝙉𝙀 — $600M to build the future of the games industry, led by @andrewchen, @Tocelot, & @gwertz. Yeah, we made a hype video. https://t.co/CBrG3WIzBK
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