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Chris Dixon

General Partner

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Chris Dixon is a General Partner and has been at Andreessen Horowitz since 2012. He founded and leads a16z crypto, which invests in web3 technologies through four dedicated funds with more than $7 billion under management.

Chris is the author of Read Write Own: Building the Next Era of the Internet (Random House, January 2024).

Previously, Chris was the cofounder and CEO of two startups, SiteAdvisor and Hunch. SiteAdvisor was an internet security company that warned web users of security threats. The company was acquired by McAfee in 2006. Hunch was a recommendation technology company that was acquired by eBay in 2011.

Chris has been a prolific seed investor, cofounding Founder Collective, a seed venture fund, and making a number of personal angel investments in various technology companies.

Chris started programming as a kid, and was a professional programmer after college at the high-speed options trading firm, Arbitrade. He has a BA and MA in Philosophy from Columbia and an MBA from Harvard.

Chris writes about his theories and experiences as an entrepreneur and investor on Mirror, and before that on Medium and at cdixon.org. He is also a frequent guest on the “web3 with a16z” podcast.

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  • It’s easy to dismiss crypto because of its associations with casino-style gambling but it would be a mistake to ignore blockchains' potential.

  • Read Write Own: A New Era
    Chris Dixon and Robert Hackett

    Chris Dixon is the founder and managing partner of a16z crypto and author of the new book Read Write Own: Building the Next Era of the Internet. Robert Hackett is an editor at a16z crypto who worked closely with him on the book as an editing and thought partner. They discuss the writing process, the book's themes, and what could follow the internet's read-write-own era.

  • Read Write Own: A new era
    Chris Dixon and Robert Hackett

    An interview with Chris Dixon about his new book Read Write Own: Building the Next Era of the Internet on the web3 with a16z crypto podcast.

  • Investing in Proof of Play
    Chris Dixon and Joshua Lu

    We’re leading a Seed investment in Proof of Play, an on-chain game studio and tech company that’s committed to building a future with composability, interoperability, and permanence at the core of gameplay.

  • I believe blockchains and the software movement around them — typically called crypto or web3 — provide the only plausible path to sustaining the original vision of the internet as an open platform that incentivizes creativity and entrepreneurship.

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