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Cofounder of Netscape Gives ATL Some Love

by Tricia Whitlock

Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape, shared his thoughts on the “Future of Silicon Valley(s), and the Next Big Technology” in The New York Times.

Some Choice Quotes:

  • “Mr. Andreessen said new valleys will eventually emerge. But they won’t be Silicon Valley copycats.”
  • “Over the past couple of years, venture firms have invested in start-ups in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and all over China. Los Angeles, for example, is home to Snapchat, Tinder, Whisper, Oculus VR and Beats, some of the big tech stories of the year.”
  • “Mr. Andreessen said another hot place is Atlanta, the home of Georgia Tech.”
  • “In Mr. Andreessen’s view, there shouldn’t be 50 Silicon Valleys. Instead, there should be 50 different kinds of Silicon Valley. For example, there could be Biotech Valley, a Stem Cell Valley, a 3-D Printing Valley or a Drone Valley. As he noted, there are huge regulatory hurdles in many of these fields. If a city wanted to spur innovation around drones, for instance, it might have to remove any local legal barriers to flying unmanned aircraft.”


The Scoop on Andreessen

  • Venture capitalist. Invested in Facebook, GitHub, Foursquare, Imgur, Lyft (these are just a few of many- full portfolio)
  • In the early 1990s, he was a co-founder of one of the first major web browsers, Netscape
  • Started Ning, an early social site
  • On the board of Facebook, eBay and Hewlett-Packard


Read the whole article by Nick Bilton. 


[Photo Credit: http://www.ipchat.ru/images/ipchat%20tqandreessen.jpg]

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