I've been looking at technology and mobile for 15 years, ever since I was a junior analyst working on tech IPOs in 1999. What's always fascinated me has been that point at which an idea or a technology becomes something tangible, and starts actually to work, and turns into something real. I've spent most of my time working out how, when and why great ideas and great technology can 'put a dent in the universe', and what that might mean for everyone else.
Late last year I spent some time with the Andreessen Horowitz ("a16z") team, and it's pretty clear that this is one of the best places there is both to see those dents being made but also, given the a16z model, to contribute a little to that process.
So I'm happy to announce that in February I'll be joining a16z in Menlo Park.
I'll continue to analyse the industry in public, here and elsewhere online, but in addition, I'll now be working with the rest of a16z to find, understand and support great ideas and great companies.