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Scott Weiss

Andreessen Horowitz
General Partner
Scott Weiss is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and holds a finance degree from the University of Florida and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. After bouncing from Texas to Boston, Scott transferred out to Palo Alto in 1996, where he landed as employee no. 13 at Hotmail. After years hooked on the Silicon Valley, Scott founded IronPort Systems with Scott Banister in late 2001. After growing the company into a 450-employee, $200 million run-rate enterprise security company in six years, they sold to Cisco in 2007. About six months after the acquisition, he was promoted to GM of Security and took over most of Cisco’s security business including the ASA/PIX firewalls, IPS/IDS, SIEM and the IronPort product lines. For a variety of reasons, Scott had scratched venture capital off the list until he met with Andreessen Horowitz and heard their vision for growing a firm that “we would want to raise money from”. He joined them as the fourth general partner in April 2011.