Quotes by: Marc Andreessen
Andreessen at the Tech Crunch40 conference in 2007
||Marc Lowell Andreessen
July 9, 1971
Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
||University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
||Developer of Mosaic
Founder of Netscape
Founder of Opsware
Founder of Andreessen Horowitz
|| US$ 600 Million (est. 2015)
||Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen (m. 2006)
||John (born in March 2015)
Any successful company in the valley gets acquisition offers and has to decide whether or not to take them.
We are single-mindedly focused on partnering with the best innovators pursuing the biggest markets.
There's no such thing as median income; there's a curve, and it really matters what side of the curve you're on. There's no such thing as the middle class. It's absolutely vanishing.
People are so bad at driving cars that computers don't have to be that good to be much better. Any time you stand in line at the D.M.V. and look around, you're like, Oh, my God, I wish all these people were replaced by computer drivers.
Perhaps the single most dramatic example of this phenomenon of software eating a traditional business is the suicide of Borders and corresponding rise of Amazon.
A lot of things you want to do as part of daily life can now be done over the Internet.
First of all, every new company today is being built in the face of massive economic headwinds, making the challenge far greater than it was in the relatively benign '90s.
There was a point in the late '90s where all the graduating M.B.A.'s wanted to start companies in Silicon Valley, and for the most part they were not actually qualified to do it.
Any time you stand in line at the D.M.V. and look around, you're like, Oh, my God, I wish all these people were replaced by computer drivers.
Where I grew up, we had the three TV networks, maybe two radio stations, no cable TV. We still had a long-distance party line in our neighborhood, so you could listen to all your neighbors' phone calls. We had a very small public library, and the nearest bookstore was an hour away.
There is an enormous market demand for information. It just has to be fulfilled in a way that fits with the technology of our times.
I don't think objectively we are in a tech bubble when tech stocks are at a 30 year low.
There's always more demands than there's time to meet them, so it's constantly a matter of trying to balance them.
Nokia and Research in Motion needed a modern operating system. They could have bought Palm or Android before Google did, but they didn't. Today, it's probably too late, and at the time they would have been criticized for overpaying, but as they say - shift happens.
On the back end, software programming tools and Internet-based services make it easy to launch new global software-powered start-ups in many industries - without the need to invest in new infrastructure and train new employees.
Around '93, '94, the conventional wisdom about the Internet was that it was a toy for academics and researchers. So it was very, very underestimated for about two years.
Tech stocks are trading at a 30-year-low when compared to the multiples of industrials (companies). It's the weirdest bubble when everyone hates everything.
When you're dealing with machines or anything that you build, it either works or it doesn't, no matter how good of a salesman you are.