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Scott Kupor

Executive Fellows
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Academic Status: On duty


JD, Stanford University Law School
AB, Economics, Stanford University

Positions Held

2009 – present, Managing Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
2007 – 2009, Vice-president & General Manager, Global Support Delivery & Software-as-a-Service, Hewlett Packard
2000-  2007, Multiple executive roles, Opsware Inc.
1999-  2000, Associate, Credit Suisse First Boston
1997 – 1999, Associate, Lehman Brothers


External Service and Assignments

  • 2014 – Present, Co-founder/Co-director, Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University, Venture Capital Director’s College
  • 2014-Present, Member, Investment Committee, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital ($2.5 billion foundation)
  • 2014-Present, Member, Investment Committee, Silicon Valley Community Foundation ($4.5 billion foundation)
  • 2014-Present, Member, Investment Committee, Astia Fund ($30m investment fund for female entrepreneurs)
  • 2013-Present, Co-Chairman, Equity Capital Formation Task Force (group formed to report to US Treasury Department on small cap market structural reform opportunities)
  • 2013-Present, Board Member, National Venture Capital Association; Member, Executive Committee (as of 2014)
  • 2013-Present, Member, Investment Committee, Stanford Law School Venture Fund
  • 2012-Present, Chairman, Board of Directors, Genesys Works (Bay Area non-profit focusing on professional career development for under-served high school seniors)
  • 2012-Present, Member, Lick Wilmerding High School Investment Committee ($50m endowment)

Selected Papers and Publications

  • “What eBay and other recent tech split offs say about the future of cloud computing,” Fortune, October 13, 2014
  • “How to Stay on the Winning Side of Valuation,” Wall Street Journal, September 8, 2014
  • “Why the Structural Changes to the VC Industry Matter,” a16z blog post, July 26, 2014
  • “Small-Cap Capital Formation,” NACD Directorship, May/June 2014
  • “Understanding SAAS: Why the Pundits Have it Wrong,” a16z blog post, May 13, 2014
  • “What corporate boards can learn from Delaware,” Fortune, April 18, 2014
  • “A VC’s take on small cap market reform,” Bloomberg, March 17, 2014
  • “Why VCs should care about capital markets structures,” Venture Capital Journal, December 2013
  • “Andreessen Horowitz’s Scott Kupor on Why Fears of a New Tech Bubble are Overblown,” Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2013
  • “To create jobs, the stock market needs a little inefficiency,” Fortune.com, November 11, 2013
  • “Sorry CALPERS, dual class shares are a founder’s best friend,” Forbes.com, May 14, 2013
  • “The US can battle wealth inequality for letting startups IPO earlier,” Quartz.com, March 25, 2013

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