Rap Genius Co-Founder Finally Pushes Venture Capitalist Over the Edge

Kevin Montgomery · 11/17/14 09:30PM

Rap Genius co-founder Mahbod Moghadam is a testament to just how far you can push a venture capitalist. The Yale graduate is one of tech's foremost delusional fools—repeatedly embarrassing himself, his company, and everyone connected with it. He eventually resigned from the startup after publicly praising parts of a serial killer's manifesto. Yet it took a post about thieving from Whole Foods for one of his investors to finally disown him.

Why Does Andreessen Horowitz Have an Official Rapper?

Nitasha Tiku · 09/15/14 09:35AM

Divine, an underground rapper from Brooklyn, has taken his friendship with venture capitalist Ben Horowitz, who invested in Rap Genius, to the next level. First Divine made a music video for Horowitz's birthday. Now they're posing in matching tees that says: VC LIFE: Inspired by Ben Horowitz.

Ben Horowitz Is Desperate for You to Think He's Cool

Sam Biddle · 03/09/14 05:50PM

Austin, TX — Today, after weeks of media aggrandizement, millionaire tech investor Ben Horowitz sat down on a stage in Austin with the rapper Nas and made a large room uncomfortable.

Prominent Venture Capitalist Discovers Black People

Sam Biddle · 12/19/13 05:23PM

If you live in the space-silent cultural vacuum of Silicon Valley, you might be surprised by these truths: black people enjoy apps, spend money, and are grossly underrepresented as both creators and consumers of tech. The New Yorker talked to star VC Ben Horowitz, and his eyes are opened.