Here’s What BuzzFeed’s New Investors Really Think About Media

Nitasha Tiku · 08/11/14 02:15PM

Last night Andreessen Horowitz, the same venture capital firm that invested in Facebook and Twitter, announced a $50 million investment in BuzzFeed that presumes the value of the company to be $850 million. General partner Chris Dixon compared BuzzFeed to Tesla, Uber, and Netflix because of its deep emphasis on technology and "world-class systems for analytics, advertising, and content management."

Deep Thoughts with Marc Andreessen: The Poor Have It Pretty Good!

Sam Biddle · 06/04/14 03:59PM

There's a reason why Marc Andreessen is an esteemed venture capitalist, and you're not. Consider the savvy of his investments, the impossible sheen of his dome, the wisdom of his tweets—and, despite apparently having never read a book, just this morning he summarized human progress in just 17 parts.

Nitasha Tiku · 05/19/14 03:24PM

Investor Marc Andreessen also dabbles in psychoanalysis. "The nature of the public market is that it is manic depressive," he told the New York Times. "It gets excited, it gets depressed." A couple impending M&As put tech stocks in a good mood today, but we'll see how long that lasts

Secret Revenge: Marc Andreessen Smeared App After It Rejected Him

Sam Biddle · 03/28/14 03:10PM

Worrying about the ethics of venture capitalists is a lot like testing the acoustics of outer space. But you'd think the moneyed white men of Silicon Valley would act with a little class when they get turned down—it's just business, right? Not this time.