Andreessen Horowitz said Wednesday that John O’Farrell has stepped away from his investing role at the firm.
O’Farrell was the third general partner to join the firm after co-founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, coming on board in mid 2010. He had previously served as a executive vice president at Silver Spring Networks and before that at Opsware, a company co-founded by Andreessen and Horowitz.
A spokeswoman said O’Farrell will remain at the firm working with his existing investments and helping the entire a16z portfolio with “growth initiatives.”
“After a couple of years doing venture investing, he has decided that it’s not what he wants to do long term,” the spokeswoman said.
Here is O’Farrell’s blog.