Marc Andreessen, who declared that software was eating the world in 2011 and that online-business services were the theme of 2012, has a new prediction for 2013: Cheap smartphones are going to connect the world.
Google Inc. has called on venture capital heavyweights Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to spur creation of software for Google Glass, its wearable mobile-computing devices that resemble spectacles.
Andreessen Horowitz LLC , the venture capital firm run by Netscape Communications Corp. founder Marc Andreessen , plans to raise about $650 million for a fund to invest in startups, a person familiar with the company said.
Andreessen Horowitz, the Silicon Valley venture firm that’s raised $2.7 billion in three years, hired Chris Dixon as a general partner, tapping the expansive network of a New York angel investor and two-time entrepreneur.
At least 20 people, including Facebook Inc. co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, have contributed to the campaigns of both Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker and Republican Governor Chris Christie, an analysis of their largest donors shows.
Andreessen Horowitz, the venture firm co-founded by Web pioneer Marc Andreessen , said it raised an extra $200 million for a fund aimed at growth investments, bringing the company’s total assets to $1.2 billion.