Andreessen Now Even Richer
Marc Andreessen has never been seen as a real heavyweight executive. Many felt
he lucked into the whole browser thing and went along for the ride at Netscape.
I sometimes veered into that category, as well.
Marc, I take it all back. You're smart, inventive and a heckuva businessman.
The proof is in the results.
After Netscape, Marc (using his first name saves me from spelling his last
one) started Loudcloud. He sold a chunk of that to EDS and turned the rest into
Opsware, which he just unloaded
on HP for $1.6 billion -- despite the fact that Opsware has been losing
money. Now, that's a businessman!
Which tech exec do you think is underrated? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on July 23, 2007 at 11:52 AM