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Andreessen Horowitz shuts tech pub Future

December 1, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has shut its Future tech news operation, and the journalists who worked there have left, report Rob Price and Melia Russell of Insider.

Price and Russell report, “After slow growth, reader interest waned over the summer. In July 2022, its website had around 1.3 million visits, according to estimates from Similar Web; by September, it dropped to 423,000.

“Then it stopped publishing.

“Future’s last story was released on October 5, — an interview examining the intersection of machine learning and biology. The top “featured post” on its homepage, “What the Merge Means for Ethereum,” was published in July.

“The publication has also seen an exodus of staffers. Ex-CNN editor Maggie Leung, Future’s executive editor, has left, and so has managing editor Amelia Salyers, who joined the firm four years ago.

“Other departures included crypto editor Jeff Benson, who joined from industry publication Decrypt but left in October after just six months, along with veteran science writer Nicole Neuman, who had served seven months as biology editor.”

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