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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), MS
Computer Science
Columbia University, BA
Computer Science

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Ben Horowitz

Ben Horowitz is a co-founder and general partner of the venture capital fund, Andreessen Horowitz.

Horowitz was a co-founder and CEO of Opsware (formerly Loudcloud), which was acquired by HP in 2007, and Horowitz was appointed vice president and general manager of Business Technology Optimization for Software at HP. Earlier, he was vice president and general manager of America Online’s E-commerce Platform division, where he oversaw development of the company’s flagship Shop@AOL service.

Previously, Horowitz ran several product divisions at Netscape Communications. Horowitz also served as vice president of Netscape’s widely acclaimed Directory and Security product line. Before joining Netscape in July 1995, he held various senior product marketing positions at Lotus Development Corporation.

Horowitz donates his time to a number of organizations, including the American Jewish World Service, Columbia University, Stanford Hospital, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund, Via Ball, and Via Rehabilitation.

Horowitz’s blog reflects on the many experiences he’s had throughout his career.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Muzy 6/2013Angel$4.4M5
Nicira Networks 9/2010Series B$11.3M2
Fluther 9/2009Seed$600k7
ExtraHop Networks 4/2009Series A$5.1M3
Asana 4/2009Angel$1.2M13
GoodData 4/2009Seed$2.5M5
Wealthfront 12/2008Angel$3M7
Metaplace 10/2008Series B$6.7M4
Qik 8/2008Venture Round2
AppNexus 12/2007Angel$2.5M7



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