Marc Andreessen

  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. 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 ...

  3. Rap Genius and Sony/ATV Reveal Licensing Deal (Exclusive)

    November 14, 2013 8:45 AM EST Rap Genius, the online lyric site with financial backing from Silicon Valley heavyweights, has signed its first licensing deal. Billboard has learned the Brooklyn-based startup has a licensing agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. A Rap Ge ...

  4. News Genius: Can Rap Genius Successfully Move Toward Its Original Vision?

    May 03, 2013 5:32 PM EDT Rap Genius, the lyric-annotation site, has announced a move toward its founders’ original vision of annotating everything on the Internet with the announcement earlier this week of News Genius, designed to break down breaking news stories. A bi ...

  5. Morning Fix: Mumford & Sons Face Muse; Nielsen Numbers; Bieber, Rihanna Fan Sites Fined $1 Mil; Replacements Reunion?

    October 04, 2012 7:34 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. JOHN JANICK NAMED PRESIDENT/COO OF INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M: It's official: John Janick has been named president and chief operating officer of Interscope Geffen A&a ...

  6. 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 ...