Ben Horowitz – Andreessen Horowitz

Ben Horowitz is the Cofounder and Partner (along with Marc Andreessen) of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz which is based in Menlo Park. Prior to Andreessen Horowitz, Ben and Marc co-founded Loudcloud, a managed services provider which became Opsware, a data center automation software provider. Opsware was ultimately acquired by HP.

First Round Review rank: 14,452

First Round is a venture capital firm in San Francisco focused on transforming our portfolio of companies into a connected community of entrepreneurs who inspire, support and educate each other. Their publication “Review” is where they liberate startup knowledge to inspire and accelerate action.

Feld Thoughts - rank: 70,532

Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars.

In addition to his investing efforts, Brad has been active with several non-profit organizations and currently is chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, co-chair of Startup Colorado, and on the board of UP Global.

Brad is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship and writes the widely read blogs Feld Thoughts, Startup Revolution, and Ask the VC.

Sam Altman rank: 88,805

Sam Altman is president of Y Combinator and was the cofounder of Loopt, a location-based social networking app, which was part of YC’s first batch in 2005 and acquired by Green Dot in 2012. Prior to becoming Y Combinator’s president, Sam was a part-time partner at Y Combinator since 2011. You can read Sam’s essays on startups and technology on his blog.

Venture Hacks rank: 94,938

Venture Hacks is the blog where Babak Nivi and Naval Ravikant share their learnings. They’ve founded companies like and Epinions, invested in companies like Twitter and helped start companies backed by Sequoia, Benchmark, and Kleiner.

cdixon blog rank: 193,623

On his blog, Chris Dixon talks about programming, philosophy, history, internet, startups and investing. Chris Dixon is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Investments: Airware, BuzzFeed, Coinbase, Oculus, Shapeways, and Soylent.

The Startup – Medium rank: 194
Handpicked business, marketing, design, and technology articles for entrepreneurs and startups. Also home to inspiring Medium stories in productivity, life lessons, creativity, writing tips, and self improvement. Join our community ?

VentureBeat rank: 2,013
VentureBeat is the leading source for news & perspective on tech innovation. We give context to help execs, entrepreneurs, & tech enthusiasts make smart decisions.

Both Sides of the Table rank: 52,605
Perspectives of a 2x entrepreneur turned VC at @UpfrontVC, the largest and most active early-stage fund in Southern California. Snapchat: msuster.

Springwise | Discovering Innovation since 2002 | Springwise rank: 83,658
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