PITCH NYC applicants - here's your chance to access one of the Valley's most prominent venture capitalists!
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
The prize for Women 2.0 PITCH NYC Startup Competition got even better - today we are announcing one of the prizes for the winner of PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition: a meeting with the iconic Marc Andreessen, co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
Marc Andreessen co-created the influential Mosaic Internet browser and co-founded Netscape, which sold to AOL for $4.2 billion. He also co-founded Loudcloud, sold to HP for $1.6 billion. He pioneered a software category used by more than a billion people and established multiple billion-dollar companies.
Today, Marc Andreessen is a co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm providing seed, venture and growth-stage funding to technology companies. Andreessen Horowitz has $2.7 billion under management across three funds, with portfolio holdings that include Airbnb, Actifio, Box, Fab.com, Facebook, Foursquare, GitHub, Jawbone, Lytro, Pinterest, Silver Tail Systems and Twitter. Marc serves on the boards of eBay, Facebook, Glam Media, Hewlett-Packard, Bump, Kno, Rockmelt and TinyCo.
Winning the Women 2.0 PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition means winning a meeting with Marc Andreessen himself.
So best of luck to all the early-stage startups around the world applying to PITCH by August 31, 2012 - here's your chance to access one of the most prominent venture capitalists in Silicon Valley.
We've lowered the application fee for PITCH NYC to $50 per startup so start your application today! Angie Chang co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006. She currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Women 2.0 and is working to mainstream women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. In 2008, Angie launched Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners, asking that guys come as the "+1" for once. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.