Andreessen is an entrepreneur, software engineer and is often considered Silicon Valley royalty. He is the co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used Web browser; co-founder of Netscape; and co-founder and general partner of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He also sits on several boards of directors, including Facebook, eBay and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Andreessen’s power and influence within the housing/lifestyle sectors comes from his investments in real estate ventures and various technologies that could have an impact on the industry. He is a strong proponent of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency and has invested more than $227 million in bitcoin-related startups. He graduated with a B.S. from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 1993.