GitHub has finally embraced venture capitalists, taking $100 million from Andreessen Horowitz in a move that GitHub CEO Tom Preston-Werner says will allow the firm "to make more awesome." Part of the goal is to expand its project-management toolkit, already used by developers at Google, Facebook and Netflix, to other fields. "[I]f it's able to carry this structure to other industries and more mainstream professionals, then the company will indeed be making plenty of awesome -- and plenty of cash," writes Ashlee Vance.

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