Andreesen Horowitz

  • OKCupid Founders Get $10.8M To Build A Kinder, Gentler Public Key Encryption Tool

    OKCupid Founders Get $10.8M To Build A Kinder, Gentler Public Key Encryption Tool

    What do you for an encore after you founded and sold OKCupid? Well you tackle public-key encryption, of course. Keybase was the result, and the company announced a $10.8 million Series A investment today led by Andreessen Horowitz. While it may not seem like a logical next move, co-founders Max Krohn and Chris Coyne were considering what to do after they left OKCupid in 2013. They decided… Read More

  • Sensai Raises $900K To Help Data Scientists Query Unstructured Data

    Sensai Raises $900K To Help Data Scientists Query Unstructured Data

    Data analysis often involves looking at a large set of pretty uniform, well-structured data. But as companies continue to gather more electronic documents in all kinds of forms (and formats), those traditional techniques don’t work anymore. Companies like Palantir and IBM (with Watson) are now making it easier for data scientists and technical users to query unstructured textual… Read More

  • Tanium Nabs An Additional $52 Million In Funding From Andreessen Horowitz

    Tanium Nabs An Additional $52 Million In Funding From Andreessen Horowitz

    Tanium is an enterprise security and system management startup which lets IT control an entire network using natural language in a search engine-like interface. It raised a significant $90 million from Andreesen Horowitz last year – the firm’s largest initial investment ever. Making this even more unique is the fact that this was the first VC investment the startup had ever taken. Read More

  • Reddit Plans Its Own Cryptocurrency To Give Back To Its Users After $50 Million Raise

    Reddit Plans Its Own Cryptocurrency To Give Back To Its Users After $50 Million Raise

    Reddit, the so-called front page of the internet, has raised $50 million in Series B on a $500 million valuation with intentions to give back 10 percent of the round’s equity to the community. The monster round is led by Sam Altman, CEO of Y Combintaor, with participation from Andreesen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital, as well as individual investors like Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Jared… Read More

  • IFTTT Lands $30 Million Series B From Norwest Venture Partners, A16Z

    IFTTT Lands $30 Million Series B From Norwest Venture Partners, A16Z

    IFTTT (If This Then That) has just announced it has closed $30 million in Series B funding led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from existing investor A16Z. As part of the deal, IFTTT is also bringing on a new board member, Josh Goldman, who is a general partner at Norwest and who holds advisory roles on 15 other boards, according to CrunchBase. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Deep Bench

    Gillmor Gang: Deep Bench

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — Heartbleed security hole, changing landscape of Twitter notifications, Brendan Eich’s exit from Mozilla, politically charged and leadership compromised, Condoleezza Rice heading to the Dropbox Board of Directors? Dropbox, OneNote, Evernote, Box. Office on the iPad… Read More

  • The Top 10 VC Firms, According To InvestorRank

    The Top 10 VC Firms, According To InvestorRank

    Any seasoned investor knows that past performance is not indicative of future returns. That is as true with public stocks as it is with venture capital firms. But if someone were to ask you to rank the top VC firms today based on their probability of success, how would you do it? Remember, looking at past returns won’t help you. Chris Farmer, a VC at General Catalyst Partners, has come… Read More

  • Marc Andreessen On Skype Deal: "Microsoft Is Buying Something With A Real Head Of Steam"

    Microsoft may have overpaid for Skype with its $8.5 billion all-cash offer, but it was bidding against a sure IPO. While $8.5 billion may look expensive now, it is a pre-emptive strike to take Skyoe off the table before an IPO. Microsoft’s bid had to be high enough to convince the company and its investors they were better off taking the Microsoft offer now. From what I can gather… Read More

  • Andreesen Horowitz And Index Lead $25 Million Round For Big Data Startup Factual

    Factual, the open database company, closed a $25 million series A financing, led by Andreessen Horowitz and Index Ventures. VCs Ben Horowitz of AH and Danny Rimer of Index will be joining Factual’s board. Ron Conway’s SV Angel and former Hollywood agent Michael Ovitz also invested, as did some of the previous angels who put in about $2 million earlier this year (only half of… Read More