Andreesen Horowitz approves official use of Divine – “The 4th Letter” A16Z podcast Intro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

5/23/2014

Ben Horowitz’s venture capital firm Andreesen Horowitz approves official use of Divine – “The 4th Letter” A16Z podcast Intro to be utilized in their weekly company podcasts…their use of Divine’s talented rapping ability will further be used within the company’s podcast on an ongoing basis and lyrically revised accordingly in the future by Divine as trends evolve within the tech industry and community…The A16Z podcast Intro was produced by Andreesen Horowitz Chief of Staff Chris Lyons a longtime audio engineer who was once employed by recording industry veteran Jermaine Dupri…

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DIVINE TO ATTEND THE PHAT STARTUP EVENT WITH BEN HOROWITZ

Keeping It Real With Ben Horowitz

4/4/2014

Divine has been invited and is scheduled to attend The Phat Startup event Startups Are Hard: Keeping It Real With Ben Horowitz. Just recently Divine has been linked to Horowitz via his release of a new single “Venture Capitalist (Like Ben Horowitz)” when it was posted on Hip-Hop lyrics annotation website Rap Genius along with the lyrics and caught the attention of Horowitz himself, who’s investment firm Andreesen Horowitz is an investor in Rap Genius. Now the two will officially meet via The Phat Startup’s event on Tuesday, April 15th in NYC.

The Phat Startup is an integrated media company that produces premium content for all levels of entrepreneurs. They are inspired by and fuse together Lean Startup methodology and Hip-Hop culture. At their events individuals are able to learn from successful entrepreneurs, network with fellow Hip-Hop enthusiasts, and discuss strategies that can assist others while building their businesses.

The Phat Startup is where Hip-Hop, tech and entrepreneurship meet. They discuss Technology Entrepreneurship and how Hip-Hop has inspired founders to start businesses. The Phat Startup also brings together thought leaders from various industries so participants can learn what it takes to be successful in business. They feel that by sharing the knowledge they have all obtained, it can create an ecosystem that could provide value for everyone. They do so via The Phat Startup website.


TECH BILLIONAIRE BEN HOROWITZ INVESTS IN REAL HIP-HOP

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3/3/2014

Silicon Valley tech billionaire and venture capitalist Ben Horowitz “invested” in Divine’s “Ghetto Rhymin’” Kickstarter project by pledging an undisclosed amount to aid in the finalization of Divine’s official debut album “Ghetto Rhymin’”. Horowitz is a partner at top Silicon Valley venture capitalist firm, Andreessen Horowitz.

If you’ve ever read Ben Horowitz’s blog, you know his posts often begin with a few lines from a rap song. Ben Horowitz grew up listening to Hip-Hop and to this day remains an unabashed fan. It’s the music that he listens to, what’s in his head a lot of the time and what often inspires him to write some management lessons on his blog. Horowitz, who has become friends with some of Hip-Hop’s biggest stars, also believes there is a connection between rappers, who had to overcome obstacles and bootstrap their careers, and entrepreneurs.


DIVINE TO PERFORM AT KOOL G RAP SHOW

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DIVINE TO PERFORM AT RAKIM SHOW

DIVINE W/ RAKIM