Archives: Andreessen Horowitz

Ford names Lynn Vojvodich to board

U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co said on Friday it had elected former Salesforce.com Inc executive Lynn Vojvodich to its board of directors. Vojvodich, who has also held roles at Microsoft Corp and tech venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, will begin her new role in April. Vojvodich’s expertise in the software industry will help Ford advance • Read More »


Could Salesforce.com Target Slack After Losing LinkedIn To Microsoft?

 If reports that Salesforce.com angled to buy LinkedIn before Microsoft swooped in with a bigger offer are accurate, what could be another target for Salesforce as it aims to scale up in the enterprise market? Read the source article at Investor’s Business Daily


Not All Software M&A is Created Equal

What’s notable about recent mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in software companies (including SaaS ) isn’t the number of deals (7), their worth ($8.6B disclosed value), or even the timing (all took place in just the last 30 days).  Read the source article at Business Insider


Andreessen: Every Tech Company Older than 20 Will Split

Andreessen Horowitz Co-Founder Marc Andreessen discusses splits in the tech industry. He speaks with “Bloomberg West” Host Emily Chang at Dreamforce 2014 in San Francisco. (Source: Bloomberg) Read the source article at Bloomberg



Predictive apps are the next frontier of marketing tech (infographic)

While the bulk of the billions of dollars spent so far have been in the marketing automation space, with Oracle’s acquisition of Eloqua and Salesforce’s 2013 acquisition of ExactTarget, significant amounts of money are now shifting to predictive apps . Read the source article at VentureBeat


Salesforce.com snaps up social bookmarking start-up Clipboard

Cloud software giant Salesforce.com has acquired social bookmarking service Clipboard in a deal valued between US$10m and US$20m. The Washington-based start-up previously raised about US$2.5m in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Index… Read the source article at siliconrepublic.com


CipherCloud Named a Winner of the Prestigious TiE50 2012 Award

The CipherCloud solution enables enterprises to retain complete control over their sensitive information in cloud applications and platforms, such as Salesforce and Amazon, with no impact on functionality, no changes to the application, and near-zero latency. Read the source article at msnbc.com


Young, Rich and Charitable

Two summers ago Salesforce founder Mark Benioff, 47, donated to a San Francisco children’s hospital and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, 27, donated to Newark’s schools. Each gave $100 million. Individual philanthropy was back. And younger than ever. Read the source article at Business News & Financial News