CRV leads funding round in SignalFx

SignalFx, previously known as SignalFuse, emerged from stealth and announced it has raised a $20 million Series B funding round led by CRV. Existing investor Andreessen Horowitz also participated in the round. The San Mateo, Cailf.-based company, which provides monitoring of cloud software, has now raised $28.5 million in funding to date. As a result of the Series B, Devdutt Yellurkar, general partner at CRV, has joined the board, which includes Ben Horowitz.

UPDATED: Why a Third Fund for Andreessen Horowitz May Not Be Far Behind

Earlier today, I asked Marc Andreessen if we’d see his venture firm, Andressen Horowitz, raise a third fund in 2011. “Nice try,” Andreessen joked before telling me that it was “doubtful.” I doubt that. Andreessen Horowitz is one of the biggest winners to come out of today’s news that Microsoft has purchased the Internet phone […]

Horowitz, Hoffman On Technology Shifts And Innovation

The next big technology shift is right around the corner. We just don’t know what it is. Or better said, we don’t know its consequences. That’s what makes predicting the future difficult and why Ben Horowitz, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and Reid Hoffman, partner at Greylock Partners and executive chairman of LinkedIn, deserve credit […]

And Then There Were Four: Q&A with Andreessen Horowitz’s Newest GP Scott Weiss

Andreessen Horowitz has raised roughly a billion dollars since opening its doors in June 2009, so it should surprise no one that the firm — run by Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz, and John O’Farrell — has just brought aboard a fourth GP.

More surprising is that the firm’s newest hire, IronPort Systems cofounder Scott Weiss, doesn’t have much experience as a venture capitalist. (Neither did Andreessen and Horowitz or O’Farrell, who was most recently a vice president at Silver Spring Networks.)

“The goal is to…build a new culture, a new way of evaluating companies, and a new way to build companies,” says Horowitz. “To do that, it didn’t make sense to bring in people from the old culture…


Marc Andreessen: We’ll Invest Up to $100M in One Deal

Early last month, the tech and investing world was blitzed by glowing profiles of Andreessen Horowitz  as it released the news that it had raised a second, $650 million, fund in three weeks time. A minor backlash followed, including right here, where we called the praise premature, given that the year-and-a-half-year-old firm has yet to […]

Justin.TV and Chief Business Officer Part Ways, One Week After VP of Product Departs

David Aufhauser, the chief business officer of the live-streaming video service Justin.tv, has just announced that he’s “transitioning out” of the company this month. The departure comes roughly one week after Caleb Elston, the startup’s vice president of product, announced that he has left to launch a new startup called Yobongo, a stealth mobile business. Founded […]

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