Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)

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Primary Location Menlo Park, California, USA

Founded in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz (known as “a16z”) is a venture capital firm that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. We are stage agnostic: We invest in seed to late-stage technology companies, across the consumer, enterprise, bio/healthcare, crypto, fintech and games spaces. a16z is defined by respect for the entrepreneur and the entrepreneurial company building process; we know what it’s like to be in the founder’s shoes. The firm is led by general partners, many of whom are former founders/operators, CEOs, or CTOs of successful technology companies, and who have domain expertise ranging from biology to crypto to distributed systems to security to marketplaces to financial services. We aim to connect entrepreneurs, investors, executives, engineers, academics, industry experts, and others in the technology ecosystem. We have built a network of experts including technical and executive talent; top media and marketing resources; Fortune 500/Global 2000 companies; as well as other technology decision makers, influencers, and key opinion leaders. a16z uses this network as part of our commitment to help our portfolio companies grow their business, so our operating teams provide entrepreneurs with access to expertise and insights across the entire spectrum of company building.

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Air Space Intelligence Secures $34M Series B Financing Led by a16z

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: Air Space Intelligence, Andreessen Horowitz

Air Space Intelligence (ASI), a modern aerospace company addressing the software crisis across commercial and government sectors, announces the completion of a $34 million Series B funding round. This significant financial injection, achieved in less than three weeks, reflects strong support from new investor Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and existing investors, including Bloomberg Beta, Renegade Partners, and Spark Capital. The allocated funds will strategically support the company’s continuous growth, foster innovation, and solidify its presence in the government sector.

ASI pioneers the development of AI-powered air operations systems to monitor and optimize flights, offering a decision advantage from the air operation center to the dynamic environment of the flight deck. The company is committed to rendering the National Airspace System (NAS) secure, safer, and more efficient for all stakeholders. ASI’s capability to rapidly field and operationalize mission-critical functionalities sets it apart in an era where legacy systems are faltering and struggling to scale to support new levels of operational complexity.

Read more at Globe Newswire

🚀 Apex Raises $16M in Series A Funding and Reveals Customers Flying on its First Aries Satellite Bus

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: Apex, Andreessen Horowitz, Shield Capital

Apex, the Los Angeles-based spacecraft mass manufacturing company, announced its Series A fundraising round and customers flying on its first Aries satellite bus.

Apex’s $16M Series A funding round, which brings the company’s total funding to over $27M, was led by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Shield Capital. Apex will use the additional funding to open a new, 50,000 sq ft production facility in Los Angeles dedicated to serial bus manufacturing. This investment and the new factory will allow the company to expand its production rate and further reduce lead times for its customers.

Read more at Business Wire

Anduril Raises $1.48 Billion in Series E Funding

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: Anduril, Valor Equity Partners, Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, Lux Capital

Defense technology company Anduril Industries today announced $1.48 billion in Series E funding, valuing the company at $8.48 billion, nearly doubling the company’s previous valuation in June 2021. The new funding will enable Anduril to accelerate research and development to bring new, cutting edge, autonomous defense capabilities to the market and continue to mature and scale its current business lines with the US Department of Defense as well as US allies and partners.

The problems US and allied militaries are facing are fundamentally software problems. To continue to enable the US, allies and partners to deter adversaries, Anduril is building software-defined and hardware-enabled capabilities that solve mission needs with autonomy, today. Autonomous systems will enable the military to operate faster and at greater scale across both tactical and strategic operations.

Read more at Anduril Blog

Anduril Raises $450 Million in Series D Funding

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: Anduril, Elad Gil, Valor Equity Partners, Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, Lux Capital

Defense technology company Anduril Industries today announced $450 million in Series D funding and a post-money valuation of $4.6 billion, more than double the company’s previous valuation in July 2020.

Anduril’s Lattice AI software platform, hardware products, and people are currently in the field actively supporting operations with the Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the UK Ministry of Defence, as well as other agencies. Lattice uses computer vision, machine learning, and mesh networking to fuse real-time sensor data to create a single, autonomous operating picture and command and control platform. Lattice ties together Anduril’s family of site security solutions deployed along the southwest border to provide situational awareness, and on military bases in the U.S. and abroad to autonomously detect, track, and interdict intrusions by people, drones, and other vehicles. Lattice is also the operating system that enables Anduril’s autonomous unmanned aircraft, such as the new Ghost 4 sUAS, to perform their missions.

Read more at Anduril Blog