Social product design startup Quirky raises $68M

New York-based Quirky, a startup that enables a worldwide community of inventors to collaboratively create products, has raised $68 million in Series C funding. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz and included Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Norwest Venture Partners and RRE Ventures.

Meteor rakes in $11.2M to fuel enterprise app development push

Meteor Development, the hot startup that aims to remake enterprise software development, picked up some pretty impressive coin in a $11.2 million Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with contributions from Matrix Partners. Rod Johnson will join Meteor’s board.

GitHub finally raises funding: $100M from Andreessen Horowitz

Github, the successfully bootstrapped open source code repository, announced Monday that it has raised $100 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, marking a huge step forward for the popular platform that has become the industry standard for managing and finding code on the web.

Scoop: Meteor gets $9M in funding

Meteor, the startup behind a hot new real-time JavaScript framework, has scored $9 million in initial funding from Andreessen Horowitz, sources said. Developers like being able to use the same APIs on both client and server devices and without having to touch servers.

Loyalty platform Belly raises $10M from Andreessen Horowitz

No one has really emerged as a leader in helping local businesses retire their old punch cards. Andreessen Horowitz is laying down a $10 million bet on Chicago-based Belly, which launched last year as a provider of customized loyalty programs for small and medium sized business.

Flotype garners more seed funding for enterprise Bridge

Flotype says Bridge will handle all the heavy lifting of real-time communications between any device and any server so software developers can focus on what they do best — app development — not the complexities of communications infrastructure.

How to hire rock stars

As a startup, you might think the A-list employees are beyond your grasp. But Scott Weiss, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, explains why you should reach for the stars – and why they might jump at the opportunity.

Platfora gets $5.7M to make Hadoop mainstream

Hadoop-based startup Platfora has raised $5.7 million from Andreessen Horowitz and military intelligence–focused strategic investor In-Q-Tel. Investors are excited because Platfora promises big things around making big data analytics obtainable by anyone needing to parse large volumes of unstructured data, not just data scientists.

Larry Summers to join VC firm Andreessen Horowitz

After taking a place on Square’s board of director’s last week, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers is now continuing his Silicon Valley blitz by joining venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz as a part-time special advisor.

Kno Gets $46M For Tablet-Based Digital Textbook

Kno, a California-based startup that plans to launch a two-screen “digital textbook” later this year, today announced that it has raised a $46-million financing round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with Silicon Valley Bank and TriplePoint Capital also participating in the debt and equity funding.

Apptio Raises a Cool $16.5M for Enterprise IT

Apptio, a Bellevue, Wash.-based enterprise software company, today said it’s raised a $16.5 million Series C round of funding led by Shasta Ventures, which includes participation from current investors Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners and Madrona Venture Group just a year after the last round.

Boku Muscles Up With Andreessen Horowitz

Mobile payments are an incredibly promising phenomenon, so much so that the top venture capital firms are lining up against each other for a fight. Now, the teams are basically complete, with newcomer VC firm Andreessen Horowitz taking its spot next to San Francisco-based Boku.

Ning's CEO Shuffle: Gina Bianchini Steps Down

Ning co-founder and CEO Gina Bianchini is leaving the company and is being replaced by current chief operating officer and former Opsware executive Jason Rosenthal. Bianchini is also becoming an executive in residence (EIR) at venture capital firm of Andreessen Horowitz.