Jonathan Lai

Jonathan Lai


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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.

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  • Investing in Pahdo Labs New
    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.

  • Investing in CCP Games
    Jonathan Lai, Eddy Lazzarin, and Carra Wu

    Years before the first blockchain was created, the sci-fi space MMO EVE Online proved out many of the core principles that define web3 today. This is why we are excited to be partnering with CCP on a new project set in t...

  • Investing in Azra Games
    Arianna Simpson and Jonathan Lai
  • a16z Slack Debate: Will Generative AI Supplant Therapists, Game Makers…Friends?
    Connie Chan, Matt Bornstein, Vijay Pande, Jonathan Lai, and Jack Soslow

    There’s much more to generative AI than heroic avatars and tongue-in-cheek art. The potential applications are widespread, from drug discovery and therapy to writing, game development, education, ecommerce, and mor...

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