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MARGIT WENNMACHERS


About Margit

Margit is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, bringing over 20 years of technology marketing and PR expertise to the firm and its portfolio companies. Margit has created a top brand in venture capital managing Andreessen Horowitz's overall brand and marketing strategy, as well as advising portfolio entrepreneurs on their communications strategies. She also participates in the firm's deal flow, evaluating entrepreneurs and potential investments.

Prior to Andreessen Horowitz, Margit cofounded and ran The OutCast Agency, an award-winning communications firm with offices in New York City and San Francisco. Under her leadership over 14 years, the firm grew from two employees to a multi-million dollar business. At OutCast, Margit oversaw client work as well as the firm's business operations. A few of OutCast's notable clients include Amazon, Box, Facebook, GE, Instagram, Pinterest and Spotify.

Margit entered technology marketing when she joined the European office of a Silicon-Valley based startup. Before founding OutCast, she spent four years with Hill & Knowlton/WPP-owned Blanc & Otus, which was one of Silicon Valley's most successful and prestigious high-tech communications firms at the time, and served as a member of the executive management team. Their clients included the IBM Olympics, Sybase and VeriSign.

Margit was born and raised in Germany. She has lived and worked in Germany, Spain and the United States, and is fluent in English, German, Spanish and French. Margit is on the boards of the World Affairs Council and Next Fifteen Communications Group.