“When it comes to the presidential election, Andreessen says that though he’s “generally a fan” of President Obama, and was a supporter in 2008, now he’s “more pro-Romney.” He says he believes that a Republican administration would be “considerably more open on regulatory issues, and the markets would be more competitive under a Romney administration.” …SEE VIDEO LINK…
By: Julia Boorstin — July 17, 2012, Aspen, Colo. –
I sat down with legendary investor Marc Andreessen for an interview at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen.
Though he can’t comment specifically about Facebook [FB 29.00 -0.11 (-0.38%) ] because of his role on the board, he ended up revealing quite a bit about his thoughts on the company’s IPO and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership, and controlling stake in the company.
Bottom line: it’s a hard time to go public, and a hard time to be public, which is why “many of the most interesting companies are either not going public or going public a lot later,” Andreessen says. Facebook, he says, will be a very successful public company, but it only went public after reaching a significant size and scale.