Profession: Programmer, Investor, Entrepreneur Date of Birth: Jul 9, 1971 Nicknames: pmarca, Marc L Andreessen, Andreessen Marc L Country: United States of America
Marc Andreessen is an entrepreneur, investor and software engineer with a net worth of $700 million. Marc Andreessen has earned his net worth through his co-founding of Netscape, co-author of Mosiac and co-founder of Ning. He is an investor in several Plazes, Netvibes, Cast TV and Twitter, as well as serving on several boards, including Facebook, Ebay, Opsware and others. Marc Andreessen, along with partner Ben Horowitz formed a venture capital firm called Andreessen Horowitz that invests in the ideas of other entrepreneurs, as well as products and companies. They invested $46 million in the digital education platform company, "Kno." He was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Marc Lowell Andreessen ( /aen'dri:s?n/ an-DREE-s?n; born July 9, 1971) is an American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, software engineer, and multi-millionaire best known as co-author of Mosaic, the first widely-used web browser, and co-founder of Netscape Communications Corporation. He founded and later sold the software company Opsware to Hewlett-Packard. He is also a co-founder of Ning, a company that provides a platform for social-networking websites. He sits on the board of directors of Facebook, eBay, and HP, among others. Andreessen is a frequent keynote speaker and guest at Silicon Valley conferences. He is one of only six inductees in the World Wide Web Hall of Fame announced at the first international conference on the World Wide Web in 1994. Andreessen was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and raised in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, the son of Patricia and Lowell Andreessen, who worked for a seed company. He received his bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As an undergraduate, he interned one summer at IBM in Austin, Texas, United States. He also worked at the university's National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), where he became familiar with Tim Berners-Lee's open standards for the World Wide Web. Andreessen and a full-time salaried co-worker Eric Bina worked on creating a user-friendly browser with integrated graphics that would work on a wide range of computers. The resulting code was the Mosaic web browser. After his graduation from the university in 1993, Andreessen moved to California to work at Enterprise Integration Technologies. Andreessen then met with Jim Clark, the recently departed founder of Silicon Graphics. Clark believed that the Mosaic browser had great commercial possibilities and suggested starting an Internet software company. Soon Mosaic Communications Corporation was in business in Mountain View, California, with Andreessen as cofounder and vice president of technology.
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Marc Andreessen Is Blown Away By Google Glass: 'Oh My God, I Have The Entire Internet In My Vision" (GOOG)
Google's computerized glasses, Google Glass, is continuing to amaze people in the tech industry. Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Marc Andreessen thinks the glasses could potentially transform the entire world, he said yesterday at a keynote presentation at ...
Posted: April 25, 2013, 6:42 am
Marc Andreessen on Google Glass: ‘Oh my God, I have the entire Internet in my vision’
As a member of the Glass Collective, which looks to fund startups that build apps for Google Glass, venture capital giant Marc Andreessen clearly thinks wearable devices are a growth market. The Andreessen Horowitz co-founder recently shared ...
Posted: April 26, 2013, 9:21 am
NSA Leak Reports Sloppy and Misleading: Andreessen
well-known tech investor Marc Andreessen told CNBC on Wednesday. The co-founder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz argued the newspapers misinterpreted the classified documents provided by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden ...