|December 3, 2012|
|12:30 pm||to||1:30 pm|
ITP Special Event
Scott Kupor, Managing Partner, Andreessen Horowitz on the Black Art of Venture Capital
Monday, Dec. 3, 12:30-1:30 pm
at ITP – 721 Broadway, left elevators to 4th floor, Room 50
Have you ever been interested in understanding the black art of venture capital – why do some companies get funded, when others languish on the vine? How do venture capitalists find and evaluate great opportunities? How many startup companies ever really make it big?
If you’re in a startup, interested in joining a startup or not sure whether a start-up is right for you, come join Scott Kupor, Managing Partner of Andreessen Horowitz – one of the newest venture capital firms to shake up Silicon Valley – for an informal Q&A session on all things venture.
Scott Kupor, Managing Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Scott Kupor is the managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where he is responsible for all aspects of running the firm. He previously worked as vice president and general manager, Global Customer Support & Software-as-a-Service at Hewlett Packard. Scott joined HP in 2007 as part of the $1.6 billion acquisition of Opsware, where he was senior vice president of Customer Solutions. In this role, Scott had global responsibility for the company’s professional services, technical pre-sales and customer support organizations. Scott joined Opsware shortly after the company’s founding and held numerous executive management positions including vice president, financial planning and vice president, corporate development. In these roles, he led the company’s private financing activities as well as its initial public offering in 2001. Scott also started the company’s Asia Pacific operations via strategic partnerships with NEC, NTT and Samsung and led the execution of the company’s acquisitions of Tangram, Rendition, Creekpath and iConclude. Prior to Opsware, Scott represented software companies in both financing and mergers and acquisitions transactions at Credit Suisse First Boston and Lehman Brothers.
Scott graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in public policy with honors and distinction. He also graduated Order of the Coif and with distinction from Stanford Law School and is a member of the California Bar Association.
Andreessen Horowitz is a $2.7 billion venture capital firm focused on investments in the enterprise infrastructure and consumer internet markets. Founded by tech luminaries Marc Andreessen (founder of Netscape, Loudcloud/Opsware & Ning; board member of Facebook, eBay & Hewlett Packard) and Ben Horowitz (founder & CEO of Loudcloud/Opsware), Andreessen Horowitz invests across all stages of a company’s lifecycle and has developed a completely unique & value-added operating model.