Marc Andreessen

What Does Marc Andreessen Mean?

Marc Andreessen is an American entrepreneur and investor popular for his successful launch of several technology startup businesses. He gained initial popularity and recognition for co-authoring Mosaic, one of the most popular Web browsers of its time.


Born July 9, 1971, Andreessen received a degree in computer science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Techopedia Explains Marc Andreessen

By profession and skill set, Marc Andreessen is a software engineer. Upon graduation, Andreessen co-founded Mosaic Communications Corporation in April 1994. Mosaic’s business model was an Internet development company that built the Mosaic browser. The name of the company was later changed to Netscape Communications Corporation.

Marc is considered one of the most influential people of the Web 1.0 era, due to his notable work and contributions toward Web solution development.

Andreessen is also the co-founder of Ning, a popular social networking platform. He chaired Opsware, was the CTO of America Online (AOL) and as a stakeholder, serves on the board of directors for other tech companies, including Facebook, HP, eBay, Foursquare, Pinterest and Twitter.


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