Martin Casado

Andreessen Horowitz

Mr. Martin Casado serves as a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz LLC. Mr. Casado also serves as Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University. Mr. Casado served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Networking & Security Business Unit at VMware, Inc. since September 2014 until April 1, 2016. He served as VMware’s Chief Technology Officer of Networking and Security. He helped move VMware into the then alien field of network management, adding virtual networking to the virtual server and virtual storage management that were already VMware’s strong suit and was the OpenFlow research authority behind VMware’s NSX virtual networking. He was a VMware Fellow. Mr. Casado joined VMware in August 2012 with the acquisition of Nicira Networks, Inc., a company he co-founded in 2007. He Co-Founded Nicira, Inc. and served as its Chief Technology Officer. He co-founded Illuminics Systems, which was acquired by Quova Inc. in 2006. He held a research position at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he worked on network security in the information operations assurance center (IOAC). He has been a Member of Advisory Board at CloudGenix Inc. since March 17, 2015. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Cohesive Networks, LLC (alternate name, Cohesive Flexible Technologies Corp.). He received the Grace Murray Hopper Award for “his work creating the movement of Software Defined Networking (SDN), a new paradigm in the research and practice of computer networking that provides a software alternative to hardware-based network components.” Mr. Casado received his Masters in Science in 2005 and a PhD in 2007 from Stanford University in Computer Science. He received his Bachelor of Science from Northern Arizona University in Computer Science and Engineering.

My Sessions

Investing in Open Source: What We Look For

Hahn Auditorium
In this session, former CTO of VMware and Nicira and now General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz Martin Casado will share how his firm looks at the open source startup landscape. How has the game changed since the early days of open infrastructure? What does a16z look for? Which startups are examples?