Ben Horowitz

  1. Cavaliers Owner on His Genius Investment: 'Sometimes You Can Feel a Winner'

    July 16, 2014 11:58 AM EDT "Genius is going to be big." Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is putting his financial muscle behind the annotation site Genius, formerly Rap Genius, leading a just-announced round of funding totaling $40 million. In a blog post , t ...

  2. Expanding Beyond Rap, Genius Raises $40M

    July 14, 2014 6:13 PM EDT Well-known for its lyric annotations, the company behind Rap Genius has raised $40 million to pursue broader goals. Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Genius Media Group has raised a new Series B funding, intended to support new annotated vertical sites such as ...

  3. Rap Genius, Warner/Chappell Ink Licensing Deal

    July 07, 2014 12:23 PM EDT Rap Genius, the New York-based lyric and annotation site, has secured a licensing deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the world's third-largest music publisher. The arrangement, the details of which have not been disclosed, frees up Rap Genius t ...

  4. Kanye West Charms Cannes With His Moral Take on Brands and Culture

    June 18, 2014 4:41 AM EDT Kanye West was roundly ridiculed last year when he likened himself to Steve Jobs in a New York Times interview. But the rapper is very much like the late Apple founder in at least one respect: He is obsessed with good taste, and frames his pursuit ...

  5. SXSWi: Odd Couple Ben Horowitz and Nas Discuss Steve Stoute, 'Illmatic''s 20th Anniversary, Toussaint Louverture

    March 10, 2014 10:33 AM EDT Ben Horowitz, co-founder of the successful venture capitalist firm Andreessen Horowitz (which turned an initial pool of $300 million into $2.7 billion in three years), and Nas, one of the most respected hip-hop artists of all time, sat down for a ...

  6. SXSWi: Venture Capitalist Ben Horowitz on 'Notoriously Difficult' Music Tech Investments, Bitcoin's Potential, 'Yeezus' (Q&A)

    March 09, 2014 8:57 PM EDT Notorious Difficulties of Business . "It's not about fitting in, it's about standing out." Related Articles SXSW Hub 2014: All Things Intereactive, Film, Music & More Ben Horowitz, Web Luminary and Venture Capitalist, Rele ...

  7. Ben Horowitz, Web Luminary and Venture Capitalist, Releases Rap-Fueled Biz Book

    March 05, 2014 8:35 AM EST Venture capitalist Ben Horowitz is hailed as a Silicon Valley sage today, but he wanted to be a hip-hop hero when he was in college. That explains why Horowitz's new business-building book dispenses management tips with the blunt force of a s ...

  8. Staying Great: Guest Post by Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz

    March 01, 2013 3:01 PM EST Ben Horowitz, the writer of this guest post, is co-founder and partner of Andreessen Horowitz. He was co-founder and CEO of Opsware (formerly Loudcloud), which was acquired by HP, and ran several product divisions at Netscape. He serves on th ...

  9. Andreessen Horowitz Sinks $15 million Into Rap Genius Website

    October 03, 2012 5:18 PM EDT The art of dissecting hip-hop lyrics just got a $15 million vote of confidence from Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The firm, whose co-founder Marc Andreessen helped build Mosaic as one of the first Web browsers nearly 20 ...