Ex-Microsoft exec Steven Sinofsky joins VC firm

The former Windows head hops onto the board of Andreessen Horowitz, but says he'll continue to "pursue other business and product development opportunities that arise."

Former Windows President Steven Sinofsky
Former Windows President Steven Sinofsky Microsoft

Steven Sinofsky has found yet another gig following his departure last year from Microsoft.

Sinofsky revealed in a blog post on Thursday that he'll join venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz as a board member. The former Windows president explained that he'll represent Andreessen Horowitz on the boards of portfolio companies as opportunities arise but won't be a full-time board partner.

In his blog, Sinofsky admitted that he's relatively new to world of venture capital and has a lot of learning ahead of him. So, why join the firm?

"Andreessen Horowitz is a VC firm that believes deeply in helping entrepreneurs and helping change the product and business landscape," Sinofsky said. After getting to know the people who populate the firm, he said that it was cool to see "the commitment to fostering innovation, product creation, and working with product-focused entrepreneurs."

The new job does leave Sinofsky free to explore other career options. He said that he'll remain an Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School but "continue to pursue other business and product development opportunities that arise."

(Via AllThingsD)

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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