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, which will be published by Random House in 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.

Featured Content

  • 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.

  • Expanding to the UK
    Chris Dixon

    Over the last year it has become clear that blockchains and the software movement around them — usually called crypto or web3 — can only succeed with a clear regulatory regime that provides an open pathway fo...

  • Jason Rosenthal
    Chris Dixon

    No matter how well a founder has mapped out their idea maze, the road to product-market fit is unpredictable and difficult. The founders who do achieve product-market fit are rewarded with a set of new challenges: incum...

  • Eddy Lazzarin
    Chris Dixon

    One of the reasons I’m so optimistic about the future of crypto and web3 is that it has attracted many of the world’s smartest people to start building and problem-solving in this space. It takes a truly special intellect to stand out among the technologists in this field, and we’re fortunate to have one of...

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