13 Facts About Andreessen Horowitz


Andreessen Horowitz is a private American venture capital firm, founded in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz.

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Andreessen Horowitz invests in both early-stage start-ups and established growth companies.

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In May 2011, Andreessen ranked number 10 on the 2011 Forbes Midas List of Tech's Top Investors while he and Horowitz ranked number 6 on Vanity Fair's 2011 New Establishment List and number 1 on CNET's 2011 most influential investors list.

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In January 2022, Andreessen Horowitz raised $9 billion for its venture capital, growth-stage and biotech-focused vehicles.

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In 2009, Andreessen Horowitz made its two first investments: one in business management SaaS developer Apptio and the other in Skype stock.

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In 2010, Andreessen Horowitz invested $10 million in cloud company Okta while leading its Series A Round.

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In 2011, Andreessen Horowitz invested $80 million in Twitter, becoming the first venture firm that held stock in all four of the highest-valued, privately held social media companies at the time: Facebook, Groupon, Twitter, and Zynga.

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Andreessen Horowitz has invested in Airbnb, Lytro, Jawbone, Belly, Foursquare, Stripe and other high-tech companies.

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In 2012, Andreessen Horowitz invested in 156 companies, including the 90 companies in its portfolio, and 66 start-ups through its funding of Y Combinator's Start Fund.

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Andreessen Horowitz invested $100 million in GitHub, which netted over $1 billion for the fund when GitHub was acquired by Microsoft for $7.

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In 2013, Andreessen Horowitz invested in Clinkle, Coinbase, Databricks, Lyft, Oculus VR, PagerDuty, Pixlee, Ripple, Soylent, Swiftype and uBiome.

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Also in 2015 Andreessen Horowitz invested in the blogging platform Medium, Samsara, Improbable, Honor, Inc, OpenBazaar, a blockchain startup, and nootropics and biohacking company Nootrobox.

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In March 2022, Andreessen Horowitz led the round to raise $450 million at a $4B Valuation in Yuga Labs.

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