Andreessen Horowitz Launches 0M Bio-Computer Fund, Hires Ex-Stanford Prof

Andreessen Horowitz General Partner and former Stanford Professor Vijay Pande Andreessen Horowitz Andreessen Horowitz raised a $200 million fund to invest in startups that combine life science and computer science and has hired a new general partner, former Stanford University professor Vijay Pande, to run it. The firm joins several other venture firms investing in the same area—Norwest Venture Partners, New Leaf Venture Partners, 5AM Ventures and dRx Capital, a joint venture investment company formed by Novartis AG and Qualcomm Inc. “We’ve been looking at this space for 18 to 24 months and got more and more convinced of the opportunity set, but also more convinced that to do this correctly we needed people with Vijay’s background [to] derisk the biology side,” said Managing Partner Scott Kupor. Dr. Pande has…


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