Andreessen Horowitz, Deal Maker to the Stars of Silicon Valley


Within Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz is famous for bidding valuations to heights that make rivals uncomfortable. In some ways, Andreessen Horowitz is a talent agency as much as a tech investor. Since its founding in 2009, Andreessen Horowitz has become a top Silicon Valley venture capital firm by adhering to a simple mantra: It’s all about the talent. Worse, Andreessen Horowitz isn’t just a beneficiary of behavior that’s driving up valuations. But what if the Andreessen Horowitz partners have the analogy wrong?