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Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)

Andreessen Horowitz (also named a16z) is a US venture capital firm, founded by Marc Andresseen and Ben Horowitz in 2009.

Founded in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz (known as “a16z”) is a venture capital firm located at 2865 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, California that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. The firm is stage agnostic: a16z invests in seed to late-stage companies, and both consumer and enterprise technology companies. As of April 2018, a16z has raised $7.1B, across seven funds, including the $650M Bio funds.



Andreessen Horowitz built a network of technical and executive talent; media and marketing resources; Fortune 500/Global 2000 companies; as well as other technology decision makers, influencers, and opinion leaders. The firm uses this network to help their portfolio companies grow. Their operating teams provide entrepreneurs with access to expertise and insights across a range of topics.



Structure

Organization

As a venture capital firm, Andreesen Horowitz’s organizational structure is generally comprised of board partners, special advisors, operations team, and a group of in-house service specialists. The firm uses a Hollywood talent agency Creative Artists Agency model. Instead of having industry specific general partners, general partner works on behalf of all its portfolio companies. The in-house service specialists – whose skillset ranges from business development to recruiting – are meant to dispense their expertise to companies in Andreesen Horowitz’s portfolio.

Executive Briefing Center

Andreessen Horowitz also operates a facility that allows their portfolio companies to connect and network with established enterprises, called the Executive Briefing Center. The Executive Briefing Center is based both in California and New York. Established enterprises, who have been identified by their portfolio companies as potential customers, are invited to the center for a networking and presentation session of these companies’ products and services. For the established businesses in attendance, the session is an opportunity for them to be informed of the latest developments in their area of interest, alongside building possible partnerships with the presenting startups.

Timeline

May 1, 2019

Andreessen Horowitz closed on two new funds

One was a $750m early-stage fund and the other a $2b later-stage fund.

Associated investment funds

30 Results
Investment Fund
Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total offering (USD)
Location
Location
Date signed
Date signed
52,075,000
April 1, 2015
16,695,000
September 5, 2018
36,700,000
March 20, 2015
100,000,000
July 14, 2015

Funded Companies

203 Results
Company
Company
Description
Description
Website
Website
Industry
Industry
Location
Location

Golden is a company started in San Francisco, USA. The company is building an encyclopedia and knowledge tool. The founder and CEO of Golden is Jude Gomila.

A company offering an email client designed to be the fastest email experience. The company was founded by Conrad Irwin, Rahul Vohra, and Vivek Sodera in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Online photo-sharing and social networking service.

Ripple is a global currency exchange and remittance network that aims to lower the cost and improve the speed of international bank transfers relative to legacy financial infrastructure.

Stripe is a financial technology company providing software that allows businesses and individuals to make and receive online payments.

Lyft is an American transportation network company. It designs, markets and operates a mobile application for matching drivers with passengers.

Coinbase is a digital asset exchange company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It operates exchanges of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin.

Dfinity is a decentralized computing network currently in development using blockchain technology and algorithmic governance.

Airbnb provides an online platform for listing, searching and booking rental accommodations.

The Long-Term Stock Exchange is a financial services company and Securities Exchange.

Kong (formerly Mashape) is a San Francisco-based company that offers open source microservice API gateway.

An online sports streaming platform that is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

Propel builds software dedicated to helping low-income Americans improve their financial health with technology.

Branch offers microloans through a free-to-download Android app in emerging markets.

Mercury is a company making banking products for startups based in San Francisco and backed by a16z.

Fivetran is a California based data software company that helps analysts use cloud data warehouses to store and access their data.

A women's bra and underwear company. It was founded in 2013 and is located in San Francisco, California. 

Pinterest is a photo sharing, publishing website, social media web and mobile application company.

Orchid Labs is a company developing the open source Orchid protocol, which is a peer-to-peer network and online marketplace for selling and buying internet bandwidth.

An e-learning company that has a digital education platform. It was founded in 2011 and is located in Mountain View, California. 

B2B company providing legal services for startups through tech-based platform.

A healthcare technology company offering a medical professional hiring platform for hospitals.

Company for outsourced research through a network of scientific service providers.

Compound is a company with an open-source protocol for algorithmic Money Markets on the Ethereum blockchain.It designs apps that allows for users of cryptocurrencies to monetize and borrow tokens. 

People

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Role
LinkedIn

Alex Rampell





Amanda Mulay

Employee



Andrew Chen





Balaji Srinivasan

Employee



Bart Dessaint

Employee







Chaz Flexman

Employee



Cheng Li

Employee







Chris Lyons

Employee



Connie Chan





Frank Chen





Fred Kang

Employee



Gina Bianchini

Employee



Grace Ellis

Employee



Jeff Jordan





John O' Farrell





Jorge Conde





Juliet Nyatta

Employee



Kristina Simmons

Employee



Louis Beryl

Employee







Martin Casado





Max Skibinsky

Employee



Maya Rahkonen

Employee



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