Ben Horowitz is a California-based businessperson, entrepreneur, investor, and author. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Columbia University and a master's in the same discipline from the University of California-Los Angeles. He co-founded Opsware in 1999 and later co-founded Andreessen Horowitz in 2009. His literary works include The Hard Thing About Hard Things and What You Do Is Who You Are.
He 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.
He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The Hard Thing About Hard Things and What You Do Is Who You Are
Ben Horowitz is a co founder and general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen
. 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
Ben ran several product divisions at Netscape Communications. .
Before joining Netscape in July 1995, he held various senior product marketing positions at Lotus Development Corporation.
He also served as vice president of Netscape’s widely acclaimed Directory and Security product line.
Prior to a16z, Ben was cofounder and CEO of Opsware (formerly Loudcloud), which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard for $1.6 billion in 2007, and was appointed vice president and general manager of Business Technology Optimization for Software at HP.
Ben serves on the board of Any scale, Caffeine, Databricks, Mayvenn, Medium, NationBuilder, Okta ($OKTA), Sisu, Tanium, TripActions, and UnitedMasters.
Abbreviated a16z, Horowitz founded the venture capital firm with Opsware cofounder Marc Andreessen.
Founded as LoudCloud in 1999, the company went through ups and downs before the sale.
What We Can't Reveal We Can't Heal - Andreessen Horowitz
Terry Brown, Shaka Senghor, and Ben Horowitz
June 4, 2020
Which Way Do You Run? - Andreessen Horowitz
October 17, 2019