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Andreessen Horowitz Raises $7.2B for Different Venture Strategies


Andreessen Horowitz, a Menlo Park, CA-based venture capital firm, raised $7.2B for its different venture strategies.

According to a post by Ben Horowitz, these strategies include:

  • American Dynamism ($600M),
  • Apps ($1B),
  • Games ($600M),
  • Infrastructure ($1.25B), and
  • Growth ($3.75B).  

Started in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, the firm launched following the conventional model in venture capital with relatively small fund sizes and a small number of partners in a single fund to address a market of 15 important companies which would ever generate $100M in revenue and drive almost all of VC returns. 

Since 2011, following the statements of a famous post by Andreessen called “ Why software is Eating the World,” in which he predicted software companies were poised to take over large areas of the economy. The market for these companies has increased dramatically and each submarket, which they call American Dynamism, Apps (Consumer, Enterprise, Fintech), Infrastructure, Bio+Health, Crypto, Games, Growth, has become as big as the original entire VC market. 

As a result, to win in each category, the firm decided to grow to a focused investing team with a differentiated platform in each category to support founders in different fields in building their companies. Each area requires deep expertise, and different sets of networks and capabilities. To face these new challenges, they created dedicated venture funds, each with its own team of experts and capabilities, specifically focused on each segment.