Benedict Evans is a Partner at Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). Founded in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, a16z backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. It invests in seed to late-stage companies, and both consumer and enterprise technology companies. To date, the firm has raised $7.1B, across seven funds. Evans has worked in media and technology industries for 15 years. He began by being an equity analyst in investment banking before moving on to strategy and business development roles at Orange, Channel 4 and NBC Universal. Evans work focuses on consumer technology, ecosystems and mobile platforms.