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Ben Horowitz Sheds Light on Instagram Investment

Ben Horowitz, cofounder and General Partner of high technology venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, just explained on his blog why his company was only able to achieve a $78 million dollar return on an initial $250,000 investment in Instagram. For a little bit of backstory – along with partner Marc Andreessen, Horowitz founded a cloud computing startup called Loudcloud in …

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Paul Sciarra Explains Pinterest Departure

It was recently reported that Pinterest co-founder Paul Sciarra was leaving the company within the next week or two, though reasons for his departure remained vague. Then, late last night, Sciarra confirmed and lightly explained his resignation in a blog post on the site he’d helped to build. Sciarra confirmed that he was leaving his day-to-day role at Pinterest, but …

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Zuckerberg Had Difficulties Early As Facebook CEO

Ben Horowitz, co-founder of of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, talked recently about Mark Zuckerberg’s early challenges as CEO of Facebook. Being founder of the company did not necessarily mean that Zuckerberg was automatically well-qualified to be a CEO right out of the gate. Coding a website and running a multi-million dollar company are require quite different skill sets. Horowitz …

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Andreessen Horowitz Raises $1.5 Billion For Fund III

VC firm Andreessen Horowitz announced that it has raised $1.5 billion for its Fund III. Co-founder and general partner Ben Horowitz explains, “Fund III is all about extending our capabilities to more disruptors and pioneers. We’re remaking the modern venture capital firm, and entrepreneurs are responding to our unique approach.” The firm has raised $2.7 billion since its founding in …

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Major VC Firm Buys $80 Million In Twitter Stock

The way in which it’s done so is a bit unusual, but the venture capital firm founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz has thrown its weight behind Twitter.  A report’s indicated Andreessen Horowitz spent something like $80 million to buy into the company.

Kara Swisher wrote this afternoon, "Andreessen Horowitz has invested more than $80 million in Twitter via purchasing stock in secondary markets."

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Foursquare Gains $20m, New Investor in Andreessen Horowitz

Foursquare has announced that it’s closed a new $20m Series B round of funding with Union Square Ventures, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and new partner, Andreessen Horowitz.

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