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Originally published here by VestedWorld “Software is eating the world.” Marc Andreesen, Founding Partner, A16z The famous quote above opens Andreesen Horowitz co-founder and general partner Marc Andreesen’s oft-referenced article published in The Wall Street Journal in 2011. In it, Andreesen justifies the growing private valuations for software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies in Silicon Valley and predicts a software …
When I was first approached about playing a lead role in organizing Pitch Ethiopia 2019 I was still adjusting to my intense MBA program, and learning to balance school and family. Despite my reservations about the timing, I accepted the role because I knew it would be a good way to get out of the MBA bubble and stay plugged into the startup ecosystem in Africa. This important for me when I decided to leave Silicon Valley and move to Chicago for my MBA. Now that the week of Pitch Ethiopia events in Addis Ababa is over, and I’m back in Chicago, I can clearly see that saying ‘yes’ to this opportunity was a fantastic decision that I will cherish for a long time.
In 2017 I was lucky to be a contributor to the State of Play report published by the African Technology Foundation, as part of the U.S. State Department’s Lions@africa initiative.