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Jonathan Lai
Games

Jonathan Lai

Investing

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Jonathan Lai is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. As a cofounder of A16Z GAMES, Jon invests at the intersection of games and technology, with a focus on games as social networks, AI-native games, and virtual worlds infrastructure.

Before joining Andreessen Horowitz, Jon led the North America games investments team at Tencent. Prior, Jon was a senior product manager at Riot Games, the developers of League of Legends, where he shipped the Riot Games API before the company was acquired by Tencent. He started his career in investment banking for Morgan Stanley.

Jon graduated from Harvard University with an MBA and BA in Economics, and lives in the Bay Area with his family.

Latest Content

  • 2024 Big Ideas: Voice-First Apps, AI Moats, Never-Ending Games, and Anime Takes Off
    Anish Acharya, Alex Immerman, Jonathan Lai, Robin Guo, and Stephanie Smith

    Voice-First Apps, AI Moats, Never-Ending Games, and Anime. We asked over 40 partners across a16z to preview one big idea they believe will drive innovation in 2024. Here in our 3-part series, you’ll hear directly from partners across all our verticals, as we dive even more deeply into these ideas. What’s the why now? Who is already building in these spaces? What opportunities and challenges are on the horizon? And how can you get involved?

  • The emergence of generative AI, cloud computing, and new spatial platforms is poised to disrupt 3D creation end-to-end.

  • Leveling Up
    David Baszucki and Jonathan Lai

    Roblox cofounder and CEO David Baszucki and a16z's Jonathan Lai discuss the ways AI is changing games and virtual worlds and how we create them.

  • Investing in Pahdo Labs
    Jonathan Lai, Joshua Lu, and Robin Guo

    We’re thrilled to announce that A16Z GAMES is leading the Series A in Pahdo Labs, a game studio building a next-generation anime RPG and UGC platform.

  • We believe the largest opportunity long-term is in leveraging AI to change not just how we create games, but the nature of the games themselves.

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