Archive: Marc Andreessen
Startup Insider: Data Takes Over
By Early Investing on March 28, 2022
In 2011, Marc Andreessen — co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz — proclaimed that “software is eating the world.” It’s been a mantra of tech investors ever since. But today an even more powerful force is overtaking software: data. Data is a gold mine for companies. They can use it to learn everything about their current and potential customers — their location, their shopping habits, even their health concerns — and pursue them relentlessly.
Data Is Eating the World
By Vin Narayanan on March 23, 2022
For more than 10 years, “software is eating the world” has been an article of faith among startup investors. Marc Andreessen — co-founder of both Netscape and venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) — wrote these famous words in a blog post in…
Bitcoin Enters the Jack Dorsey Era
By Vin Narayanan on January 19, 2022
Bitcoin is now in the Jack Dorsey era. The former Twitter CEO (and co-founder) is betting big on bitcoin. Dorsey renamed his payment company — formerly Square — “Block” to signal its new focus on crypto and blockchain technology. And his outsized presence looks like it may dominate…
Startup Insider: (Don’t) Follow Your Passion
By Early Investing on July 8, 2021
Venture capital legend Marc Andreessen — founder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of the earliest architects of the internet — has some advice for young people. Don’t follow your passion. “Your passion is likely more dumb and useless than anything else. Your passion should be your hobby, not your work.
News Fix: Long-Term Stock Exchange Gets SEC Approval; Bitcoin Google Searches Spike
By Vin Narayanan on May 18, 2019
In the news this week, former NFL players get into the weed business, Marc Andreessen’s Long-Term Stock Exchange gets SEC approval and Mark Mobius changes his mind.