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Ben Horowitz is co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm created to support the needs of today’s technology-focused entrepreneurs through angel investments to large scale funding. Ben currently serves on the board of Okta, Nicira, Proferi and Skype.
Ben co-founded Loudcloud, later renamed Opsware Inc., with Marc Andreessen in 1999 and served as CEO of the company before it was acquired in 2007 by Hewlett-Packard. He was most recently vice president and general manager of Hewlett-Packard’s Business Technology Organization Unit.
Prior to co-founding web infrastructure company Loudcloud, Ben ran several product divisions for Netscape, including Netscape’s Director and Security product line before becoming vice president and general manager of America Online’s e-commerce platform division. Before joining Netscape in 1995, he was in various marketing roles at Lotus Development Corporation (LotusNotes).
Ben received a master’s degree in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and holds a Bachelor of Science from Columbia University.