In Advance of Next Fund, Andreessen Horowitz Brings Aboard Martin Casado As GP

Andreessen Horowitz’s team continues to grow and change.

Today, the Sand Hill Road firm is announcing the appointment of its newest and ninth general partner: Martin Casado, the cofounder and CTO of Nicira and a pioneer of so-called software defined networking; Nicera was among the first companies to decouple software from networking hardware, allowing companies to see greater flexibility in managing their networking needs.

The company was an early bet for Andreessen Horowitz and ranks among its biggest exits to date. Indeed, in 2012, VMWare stunned many in the industry when it agreed to buy the young company for $1.05 billion in cash and $210 million in equity awards. (Soon after it was announced, Business Insider published a solid behind-the-scenes piece about how Nicira,…

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