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  • Arsho Avetian

  • Ben Horowitz

  • Bob Goorah

  • Dave Conte

  • Frank Chen

  • Frank Hecker

  • Ian Andrews

  • Jason Rosenthal

  • John Menkart
  • Executive Assistant, a16z

  • General Partner, a16z

  • Columbus Nova Technology Partners

  • CFO, Splunk

  • Partner, a16z

  • Technical Director, Infoblox

  • Director, Pivotal

  • CEO, Lytro

  • VP Federal, Securonix
  • John Phillips

  • Marc Andreessen

  • Mark Cranney

  • Minerva Munoz

  • Richard Wajsgras

  • Scott Kupor

  • Sharmila Mulligan

  • Sophia Chang

  • Travis Patterson
  • VP, HP DoD

  • General Partner, a16z

  • Partner, a16z

  • Executive Assistant, a16z

  • VP, HP Software

  • Partner, a16z

  • CEO Founder, ClearStory

  • Director Revenue Recognition, Hortonworks

  • Chief Revenue Officer, Aviso

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Opsware

Formerly known as Loudcloud, Opsware was founded September 9, 1999 by Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz, Tim Howes and In Sik Rhee. Loudcloud was one of the first comapnies to sell Software as a Service (SaaS), far before the era of SaaS we live in today. After a tumultuous period the operation side of Loudcloud was sold to EDS in 2002, and the company went to market as Opsware. offering the software that had been developed internally to support customer systems via automated server life-cycle management. In July of 2007, HP acquired Opsware for $1.6 billion in cash ($14.25 per share), sixteen times revenues. It was HP's third largest acquisition at the time behind Compaq and Mercury Interactive.

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Joined Opsware
Sold operation side of Loudcloud to EDS company went to market as Opsware. offering the software that had been developed internally to support customer systems via automated server life-cycle management.

Opsware Acquisitions

  • 2004 - Opsware acquired asset management systems provider Tangram Enterprise Solutions
  • 2005 - acquired network device configuration management vendor Rendition Networks.
  • 2006 - Opsware acquired CreekPath for its Data Center Automation (DCA) product offering to add provisioning of storage components.
  • 2007 - Opsware acquired Seattle-based iConclude and its run-book automation software in order to integrate datacenter management from end-to-end.
Stock loses 80% of its value: Opsware trades for 35 cents per share or approximately a $28 million market cap.
Three quarters for cash-flow to break-even
Opsware Wins Network Computing's 2005 Well-Connected Award; Opsware Network Automation System Earns Prestigious Honor for Ease of Use and Superior Configuration Management
Opsware Approaches $100M in Annual Revenue
Opsware acquired by HP for $1.6 Billion - third largest deal in HP history
Ben Horowitz launches book 'The Hard Thing About Hard Things'; Building a Business When There are no Easy Answers, based on his time at Opsware