Andreessen Horowitz has participated in 127 deals totaling $7.3B in the past 18 months. From real estate to early-stage blockchain to computational biology, here's where a16z sees opportunity.
Founded by entrepreneurs Ben Horowitz and Marc Andreessen, the smart money venture firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has made a big impact on the tech world in its decade of existence.
Now, the firm is beginning to change its structure and overall strategy.
Amid an influx of seed funds and the looming presence of mega-round investors like SoftBank, a16z has diversified its focus with new late-stage and vertical-specific funds. In addition, the firm announced a change in status from VC to financial advisor, so it could more easily experiment in new areas like public markets, cryptocurrencies, and other VC funds.