Scott Kupor

Scott Kupor



Scott Kupor is an investing partner focused on growth-stage companies building in the bio and healthcare industries, manages the firm’s investor relations team, and is responsible for the firm’s growth initiatives. 

Scott was the first employee at Andreessen Horowitz and managed the firm’s growth from $300 million in AUM to more than $30 billion. Prior to joining the firm, Scott worked as vice president and general manager of software-as-a-service at Hewlett Packard. Before that, he held numerous executive management positions at Opsware, including senior vice president of global field operations, vice president of financial planning and vice president of corporate development. Prior to Opsware, Scott represented software companies in both financing and mergers and acquisitions transactions at Credit Suisse First Boston and Lehman Brothers. 

Scott is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It, and serves on the boards of Cedar, Headway, Foursquare, Labster, Ultima, and SnapLogic. He also served as chairman of the board for the National Venture Capital Association.

Scott graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in public policy with honors and distinction. He also holds a law degree with distinction from Stanford University and is a member of the State Bar of California.

Latest Content

  • Healthtech: Show Your Magic
    Jay Rughani, Mehul Mehta, Julie Yoo, and Scott Kupor

    The public market situation for healthtech can seem pretty depressing. Recently IPOed healthtech stocks are underperforming the broader market, with some falling 95%+ from their IPO—meanwhile, more traditional companie...

  • How we can improve the overall state of the IPO markets, economic growth, and retail access to capital.

  • Chris Lyons
    Scott Kupor

    When we first met Chris Lyons eight years ago, he did not have the experience that most venture capital firms were looking for: early college days as a Cheesecake Factory server and Sound Engineer for So So Def, to launc...

  • Investing in Headway
    Scott Kupor

    While we’ve long known that access to mental healthcare pales in comparison to physical healthcare coverage, the COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted this gap. Despite the increase in prevalence of mental health n...

  • Crypto, an Oral Essay
    Dan Boneh, Chris Dixon, Scott Kupor, Eddy Lazzarin, Alex Pruden, Arianna Simpson, Jesse Walden, Linda Xie, Ali Yahya, Sonal Chokshi, and Zoran Basich

    This is a special episode of the a16z podcast — it's an audio history, told through the voices of the a16z crypto team, about what crypto is, how it really works, and why it matters. This "innovation overview" is meant as a resource, and it features hallway-style conversations with the a16z team as well as outside experts. In brief segments, we’ll take you from the ground up — from the basics, to the most current developments, and beyond that to a look at what we might see in the future.

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