Marc Andreessen is a well-known American entrepreneur, software engineer, and investor. He was born on July 9, 1971, in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Andreessen is best known as the co-founder of Netscape Communications Corporation, one of the first companies to develop a widely-used web browser. The company went public in 1995 and its initial public offering (IPO) was one of the most successful in history.
After Netscape, Andreessen went on to co-found several other companies, including Loudcloud, which was later renamed Opsware, and Ning, a social networking platform. He has also been involved in numerous other technology startups as an investor, including Twitter, Facebook, and Airbnb.
In addition to his work in the technology industry, Andreessen is known for his writing and commentary on technology and business. He co-founded the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz with Ben Horowitz in 2009, which has since become one of the most prominent venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Andreessen is also a board member of several companies, including Facebook and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.
Andreessen’s influence on the technology industry has been significant, and he is often credited with helping to shape the modern internet. His contributions to the development of the web browser and his investment in numerous successful startups have made him one of the most influential figures in the technology industry.