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Chris Dixon

Founder and Managing Partner
A16z Crypto

Chris Dixon is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz (“a16z”), joining the venture capital firm in 2013, where he made early investments in Oculus (acquired by Facebook), Coinbase (which went public in 2021), and many other successful companies. Chris now leads a16z crypto, which he founded in 2018, and which now has over $7 billion in committed capital dedicated to crypto and web3 technologies—with investments ranging across applications such as decentralized finance and decentralized media, to infrastructure, social media, gaming, and more. He was ranked #1 on the Forbes Midas List in 2022.

Chris is the author of Read Write Own, which will be published by Random House in January 2024.

Before joining a16z, Chris placed early bets on Kickstarter, Pinterest, Stack Overflow, and Stripe—all of which have products in wide use today. He had also previously co-founded and led two technology startups, SiteAdvisor (acquired by McAfee) and Hunch (acquired by eBay).

Chris has Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degrees in Philosophy from Columbia University; an MBA from Harvard Business School; and started his career as a software developer. He grew up in Ohio and currently resides in California.

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Events featuring Chris Dixon
Events featuring Chris Dixon