EBay Inc. Director Marc Andreessen struck back at activist investor Carl Icahn, who has accused the venture capitalist of conflicts of interest for his role in the company’s sale of videoconferencing service Skype.
Activist investor Carl Icahn, who last month proposed that EBay Inc. spin off its PayPal unit and nominated two employees to the board, criticized the online marketplace for “lapses” in corporate governance and asked shareholders to vote in favor of the split.
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.
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.
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, 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.