Jeff Jordan, general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, poses for a photograph in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Sept.8, 2016. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

ISSUE – Apr. 19 | The Demise Of Tilt: A Bargain For Airbnb, A Classic Loss For Investors Like Andreessen Horowitz

In 2015, social payments company Tilt was worth $375 million. Less than two years later, it had lost over 95% of its value and was sold for a pittance. What happened?

Facebook investor Sean Parker heard Tilt’s pitch and wanted in. He introduced Beshara, fresh out of Y Combinator, to Andreessen Horowitz partner Jeff Jordan, one of the Bay Area’s top VCs. “It was the second time that Sean introduced an entrepreneur to me,” Jordan, who ultimately led Tilt’s Series A and B rounds, told Fortune. “The first one was Mark Zuckerberg.” [ Fast Company ]

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