Andreessen Horowitz Hires Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty To Be Its Newest Special Advisor

Andreessen Horowitz is announcing this afternoon that Adrian Fenty, the 41-year-old political star best for his work as the Mayor of Washington, D.C. from 2007 to 2011, will be joining the venture capital firm in the role of “special advisor.”

This is the second person to join Andreessen Horowitz as a special advisor: Last year, former Harvard president and U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers entered the venture capital world in the same role. The special advisor role is one that has worked so well with Summers and now Fenty, Wennmachers said, that the firm is “absolutely going to consider adding more” going forward.