Martin Casado

Martin Casado


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Martin Casado is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where he focuses on enterprise investing. He was previously the cofounder and chief technology officer at Nicira, which was acquired by VMware for $1.26 billion in 2012. While at VMware, Martin was a fellow, and served as senior vice president and general manager of the Networking and Security Business Unit, which he scaled to a $600 million run-rate business by the time he left VMware in 2016.

Martin started his career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he worked on large-scale simulations for the Department of Defense before moving over to work with the intelligence community on networking and cybersecurity. These experiences inspired his work at Stanford where he created the software-defined networking (SDN) movement, leading to a new paradigm of network virtualization. While at Stanford he also cofounded Illuminics Systems, an IP analytics company, which was acquired by Quova Inc. in 2006.

For his work, Martin was awarded both the ACM Grace Murray Hopper award and the NEC C&C award, and he’s an inductee of the Lawrence Livermore Lab’s Entrepreneur’s Hall of Fame. He holds both a PhD and Masters degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Martin serves on the board of ActionIQ,, Astranis, Coactive, Convex, dbt Labs, Fivetran, Imply, Isovalent, Kong, Material Security, Metronome, Netlify, Orbit, Pindrop Security, Preset, Rasa, Tabular, Tackle, Tecton, Truffle, and Yubico (STO: Yubico).

Latest Content

  • a16z's Martin Casado lays out the case for AI as a driving force behind incredible advancements in tech, creativity, and the human experience.

  • Senator Todd Young speaks about the importance of open innovation and US leadership in AI, and why we need to support AI research.

  • Investing in Ideogram
    Martin Casado and Jennifer Li

    The release of the latest model is a massive step forward for image models. We're excited to lead their Series A.

  • Investing in Tigris
    Martin Casado

    Tigris has built a globally available S3-compatible distributed object-storage service that makes the application developer’s job as simple as possible.

  • Investing in Distributional
    Martin Casado and Matt Bornstein

    Distributional is building a platform for robust and repeatable testing of AI and machine learning models so teams can push to prod confidently.

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