"Internet Rich Man" Marc Andreessen not opening Brazilian fund either
Back in August we wrote about a fraudulent site claiming that "Internet rich man" Marc Andreessen was launching a fund in China called the Afund. There were some obvious giveaways that it wasn't exactly for real. Such as the omission of Opsware from his bio, the claim he became an "instant billionaire" upon Netscape's IPO, and a description of the notorious investing hermit that read "…with the height of 196 cm, and a baby face, Marc Andreessen loves to communicate with people.”
Well, good news Southern Hemisphere! According to the Web, the Afund is expanding to Brazil! Among new gems, the site describes Andreessen as "the spiritual father of Mark Zuckerberg."
Some photos of him enjoying Brazil-- or at least Brazilian images -- rotate through the homepage.
Ostensibly his first trip, as he hasn't had hair in a while:
And he and his partner Ben Horowitz enjoying Rio:
And, finally, Andreessen at Carnivale:
Send in your investment checks now.
[Disclosure: Andreessen is an investor in PandoDaily, although we didn't warrant a shout out as a notable investment on the Afund page. One day...]