Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz and co-founder and chairman of Ning, has been elected to serve on the HP board of directors.
Andreessen will join the board immediately, bringing the total number of members to 11, 10 of whom are outside directors.
“Marc Andreessen is a software pioneer whose leadership has helped shape the Internet,” said Mark Hurd, HP chairman and chief executive officer. “Marc’s entrepreneurial background and industry expertise will be a welcome addition to the HP board of directors.”
Prior to joining Andreessen Horowitz and Ning, Andreessen co-founded and served as chairman of the board of directors of Opsware Inc. Previously, Andreessen served as chief technology officer of America Online Inc. and was a co-founder of Netscape Communications Corporation, serving in various positions, including chief technology officer and executive vice president of products.
Andreessen is best known as the co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used web browser. He is currently a member of the board of directors of eBay Inc. and Facebook Inc.