Coleman hired one of the firm’s founders Ben Horowitz as a summer intern at Silicon Graphics in 1986 and has since been his mentor. Horowitz said Coleman “always found time to meet with me and give me pointers about how to be effective.”
He has previously served as chief operating officer at Silicon Graphics and is currently chairman of Saama Technologies.
Coleman is a board member of City National Bank and United Online and chairman of Accelrys.
Andreessen’s team of advisors already includes former Washington, DC mayor Adrian Fenty and former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers.
Earlier this week Andreessen, Google Venture and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers said they were teaming up to provide seed funding to entrepreneurs developing applications and hardware for Google Glass.
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