Chris Dixon

Chris Dixon

General Partner

More About Chris

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 He is also a frequent guest on the “web3 with a16z” podcast.

Latest Content

  • Leading through uncertainty (with Coinbase CEO)
    Brian Armstrong and Chris Dixon

    Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong speaks with a16z crypto founder Chris Dixon about FTX, crypto in politics, company building, and more.

  • Using blockchains and tokens purely for gambling — casino culture — distracts from the true potential of this computing movement.

  • Money, power, politics, and the internet’s next battleground
    Ben Horowitz, Marc Andreessen, Chris Dixon, and Robert Hackett

    Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz discuss the new bestselling book Read Write Own with author Chris Dixon on the web3 with a16z crypto podcast.

  • 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.

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