Here are the hot areas in tech where a top VC firm wants to focus its new .5 billion fund

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid “Software eating the world” is the basic philosophy behind all of Andreessen Horowitz’s investments. But the Silicon Valley VC has a few specific areas of tech that are lighting up its radar right now. With $1.5 billion in a new fund to invest in startups, managing partner Scott Kupor told Business Insider about a few areas the firm is super excited about: Machine learning and artificial intelligence: “The applications are all across the board,” Kupor said. Chris Dixon led the firm’s investment in Comma.Ai, a self-driving car and artificial intelligence startup. Now it’s looking for more companies that are using machine learning to drive decisions. Virtual reality: Andreessen Horowitz already made one successful investment in Oculus, which sold to Facebook for $2 billion. Now, it’s looking at companies that are making VR…


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