Marc Andreessen

Marc Andreessen

Marc Andreessen is an American entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer. He is the co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used Web browser; co-founder of Netscape; and co-founder and general partner of a16z.

Marc Lowell Andreessen is born on July 9, 1971 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, U.S. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He founded and later sold the software company Opsware to Hewlett-Packard. Andreessen is also a co-founder of Ning, a company that provides a platform for social networking websites. He sits on the board of directors of Facebook, eBay, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, among others. A frequent keynote speaker and guest at Silicon Valley conferences, Andreessen was one of only six inductees in the World Wide Web Hall of Fame announced at the First International Conference on the World-Wide Web in 1994.

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July 9, 1971

Marc Andreessen was born in Cedar Falls.

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Walter Thompson
April 29, 2020
TechCrunch
If we want to learn how to build in times of crises, it's worth looking at the innovators and entrepreneurs that tackled such complex problems before us.
Connie Loizos
April 19, 2020
TechCrunch
It's scary, living with a killer virus that we can't yet destroy and that has completely upended our lives for who knows how long. It's very easy to feel helpless in the face of it all, to throw up one's hands. Don't do this, says Marc Andreessen in thoughtful new essay published today to the [...]
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