Ben Horowitz

Ben Horowitz

Ben Horowitz is an American businessman, investor, blogger and author. He began his career as an engineer at Silicon Graphics and later joined Marc Andreessen at Netscape as a product manager, eventually becoming vice president and general manager. When Netscape was acquired by AOL in 1998, he served as vice president of AOL’s e-commerce division.

In 1999, Horowitz co-founded Loudcloud with Andreessen, Tim Howes and Sik Rhee, transforming the company in 2002 to Opsware, an enterprise software company, serving as president and CEO. Horowitz sold Opsware to Hewlett-Packard in 2007; he spent one year at HP as vice president and general manager of HP Software.

In 2009, Horowitz and Andreessen launched the venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, which invests in early-stage startups and more established growth companies in high technology, including Facebook, Foursquare, GitHub, Pinterest and Twitter. In March 2014, Horowitz published the book, “The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers.”

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