Scott Kupor, Andreessen Horowitz managing partner and author of Secrets of Sand Hill Road
Scott Kupor, managing partner of Andreessen Horowitz and author of Secrets of Sand Hill Road, & the nerve-center and backbone of one of the most prominent VC firms in the world joins Enterprise Radio.
This episode of Enterprise Radio is working in conjunction with the Author Channel.
- What do you want VCs and entrepreneurs to take away from reading this book?
- What did you see happening in the industry that drove you to write this kind of a book?
- What are some of the myths and misperceptions of funding start-ups?
- How has the VC landscape changed, and what are your predictions for how it will change in the coming years?
- What is the most important skill to have when raising venture capital?
- What is the biggest tip you would give to an entrepreneur looking to raise venture capital?
Scott Kupor is a managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he is responsible for all operational aspects of running the firm. He has been with the firm since its inception in 2009 and has overseen its rapid growth, from three employees to 150+ and from $300 million in assets under management to more than $7 billion.
Prior to joining Andreessen Horowitz, Mr. Kupor worked as vice president and general manager of Software-as-a-Service at Hewlett Packard. Mr. Kupor joined HP in 2007 as part of the Opsware acquisition, where he was senior vice president of Customer Solutions. In this role, he had global responsibility for customer interaction, including professional services, technical pre-sales and customer support. Mr. Kupor joined Opsware shortly after the company’s founding and held numerous executive management positions including vice president, financial planning and vice president, corporate development. In these roles, he led the company’s private financing activities as well as its initial public offering in 2001. Mr. Kupor also started the company’s Asia Pacific operations led the execution of the company’s multiple acquisitions.
Prior to Opsware, Mr. Kupor represented software companies in both financing and mergers and acquisitions transactions at Credit Suisse First Boston and Lehman Brothers. Mr. Kupor graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in public policy with honors and distinction. He also holds a law degree with distinction from Stanford University and is a member of the State Bar of California.
Mr. Kupor is chairman of the board of Genesys Works, cofounder and co-director of the Stanford Venture Capital Director’s College, cofounder and co-director of the Stanford Rock Center’s Guide to Venture-Backed Board Membership, Executive in Residence at Haas School of Business and Boalt School of Law and a Lecturer at Stanford Law School. Mr. Kupor is vice-chair of the investment committee of St. Jude’s Children’s Cancer Research Hospital and serves as a member of the investment committees for Stanford Medical Center, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Lick Wilmerding High School. Mr. Kupor previously served as Chairman of the Board of the National Venture Capital Association.
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