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Ben Horowitz

Ben Horowitz is an American author of the two New York Times bestsellers, The Hard Thing About Hard Things and What You Do Is Who You Are. Horowitz is the co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that invests in entrepreneurs building the next generation of leading technology companies. The firm's investments include Airbnb, GitHub, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Benjamin Abraham Horowitz was born in London and raised in Berkeley, California. Horowitz's great-grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Russia who arrived in the US in the mid-19th and early 20th centuries.

Ben Horowitz has an MS in Computer Science from UCLA and a BA in Computer Science from Columbia University.

Horowitz began his career as an engineer at high-performance computing manufacturer Silicon Graphics in 1990. He held various senior product marketing positions at Lotus Development Corporation before joining Netscape in July 1995.

Ben ran several product divisions at Netscape Communications and was vice president and general manager of America Online’s E-commerce Platform division. He also was co-founder and CEO of Opsware, formerly Loudcloud, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard for $1.6 billion in 2007.

Horowitz has a blog where he writes about experiences and insights from his career as a computer science student, software engineer, co-founder, CEO, and investor.

He has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the New Yorker, Fortune, the Economist, and Bloomberg Businessweek, among others.

Ben Horowitz lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Felicia.

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