John O'Farrell is a general partner at the venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz.
John was responsible for partnerships, mergers and acquisitions and strategic transactions for Silver Spring Networks. He has more than 25 years of US and international experience in corporate/business development and operational roles in the Internet, enterprise software and telecommunications industries.
Prior to joining Silver Spring Networks in January 2008, John was Executive Vice President, Business Development, for Opsware Inc. During his tenure at Opsware, John was responsible for four successful acquisitions, major strategic partnerships with EDS and Cisco, and other strategic transactions culminating in the sale of Opsware to HP for $1.65 Billion in September 2007. Prior to Opsware, John was Executive Vice President, International, for Excite@Home, where he founded the international division and grew it to $70M in annual revenues. Earlier in his career, John held positions in the United States and Europe with organizations including MediaOne Group/US West, Booz Allen and Hamilton, Telecom Ireland, the European Commission, Digital Equipment and Siemens.
John has an MBA degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he graduated as an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from University College Dublin, where he graduated with First Class Honors. John speaks English, German, French and Portuguese.
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