Andreessen Horowitz Leaves Silicon Valley Headquarters and Moves to the Cloud

With three new offices in Miami, New York and Santa Monica, a16z is shifting its focus from California to the virtual world.

Andreessen Horowitz, one of the world’s most recognized VC companies investing in technology, is moving its headquarters from a physical space in Silicon Valley “to the cloud.”

In a blog post yesterday (July 21), founder Ben Horowitz explained the company’s decision to move from its physical headquarters to a virtual one by referring to the large-scale shift to remote and hybrid work at technology companies around the world.

“It turns out that running a remote technology company works pretty well,” wrote Horowitz, who co-founded Andreessen Horowitz, also known as a16z, 13 years ago with Marc Andreessen.

“It’s not perfect, but reducing the cultural problems associated with remote working turns out to be easier than reducing the employee satisfaction problems associated with forcing everyone into the office five days a week.”

According to him, this shift in the way tech companies operate has “seriously weakened Silicon Valley’s network effect” and opens up new opportunities for new businesses and entrepreneurs from different geographies.

Andreessen Horowitz, headquartered in Menlo Park, in turn, wants to play a part in moving out of the Silicon Valley-centric world. Aside from a few new locations where the company is settling, Andreessen Horowitz has found refuge in the cloud.

“In our company’s new business model, we will work mainly virtually, but we will use our physical presence to develop our culture, help entrepreneurs and build relationships. Specifically, the company is now virtual, but can be realized physically on command,” Horowitz wrote.

Three new offices in Miami Beach, New York and Santa Monica are being created in addition to the presence in Menlo Park in California and San Francisco.

“Our headquarters will be in the cloud and we will continue to create physical offices as needed to support our teams and partners,” he added.

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