Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen


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Andrew Chen is a General Partner for A16Z GAMES, focused on the intersection of tech and gaming — this includes AI, studios, infrastructure, and consumer apps.
Andrew is a prolific writer and for the past decade, he’s written hundreds of essays at on the topics of startups and user growth. He is the author of the best-selling business book THE COLD START PROBLEM, published by Harper Business, which explores how new startups launch and scale by leveraging network effects. Prior to joining a16z, Andrew led the Rider Growth teams at Uber, and worked at a number of venture-backed startups.
Andrew holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington.

Latest Content

  • Next-Gen Gaming: AI Souls, Real-time Culture, Personalized Avatars
    Andrew Chen, Joshua Lu, Avi Romanoff, Kevin Fischer, Eric Berman, Travis Chen, Matt Weckel, and Robert Yang

    Over 3,700 companies applied to a16z’s SPEEDRUN. In this episode, we meet the founders pushing the boundaries of what games can be.

  • The gaming industry stands as a pioneer of cutting-edge technologies, ushering in innovations like GPUs, virtual and augmented reality, physics engines, and immersive multiplayer experiences.  In this episode, a16z cofounder Marc Andreessen and Andrew Chen, General Partner at a16z Games, dig into why a16z was compelled to establish a dedicated games fund. They explore the origins of tech pessimism, effective engagement with government in tech, its significance for the gaming community, the ongoing AI revolution, and even what Marc himself would build today if he didn't have his hands full. 

  • Investing in Series AI
    Joshua Lu and Andrew Chen

    A16Z GAMES is leading the seed investment in Series AI, a games & technology company that is reinventing the future of game development with generative AI.

  • Investing in Believer
    Andrew Chen and Robin Guo

    There is a moment of wonder in every great game that makes you sit back, take a breath, and really appreciate what it is that you’re experiencing: stepping out into the world of Zelda, overcoming Margit for the first tim...

  • Investing in Snapser
    Joshua Lu, Andrew Chen, and Troy Kirwin

    We are thrilled to announce that a16z Games has led the Series Seed investment in Snapser, a games backend technology company poised to become the de facto platform for games studios.

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