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chris dixon

Chris Dixon

Occupation: entrepreneur and investor

Birthday: June 10, 1972

Age: 50

Birthplace: Ohio, U.S.

Nationality: United States

Birth Sign: Gemeni

OVERVIEW

Chris Dixon is a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and co-leads their crypto fund having invested in companies like Coinbase and Uniswap, and previously worked at eBay.

Chris Dixon

Chris grew up in Ohio and started programming as a kid. He has a BA and MA in Philosophy from Columbia and an MBA from Harvard. He has written about his theories and experiences as an entrepreneur and investor on Medium, and before that at cdixon.org

Chris Dixon Career

Arbitrade

Dixon was a programmer at Arbitrade, a hedge fund focusing on high-speed options trading.

Bessemer Venture Partners

Dixon served as an associate

SiteAdvisor

In 2005, Dixon co-founded SiteAdvisor, a web-security startup that was bought by security company McAfee in 2006. 

Founder Collective:

A seed-stage venture capital fund that helps entrepreneurs build their businesses where Dixon served as partner.

He co-founded a East Coast seed venture fund called Founder Collective and via that fund, made investments in  Venmo, MakerBot, Ifttt, Uber, Milo, Betaworks, Groupme (acquired by Skype), and Buzzfeed.

Hunch

In 2009, he founded Hunch with Caterina Fake and Tom Pinckney, which was acquired by eBay in 2011 for $80 million.

Andreessen Horowitz

Dixon is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm in Menlo Park, California. Since joining the firm in January 2013, Dixon has led a variety of investments for the firm including:

  • Dapper Labs
  • Soylent
  • Coinbase
  • Nansen
  • Airware
  • Polychain
  • Oculus VR

Katie Haun joined with Chris Dixon as a general partner to run the a16z Crypto fund by Andreessen Horowitz.

Angel Investing

Dixon has also made angel investments in more than 50 startups including Hipmunk, Foursquare, Kickstarter, Stripe, Pinterest, Dropbox, Codecademy, Stack Overflow, Bloomreach, Optimizely, Trialpay, OMGPOP, Skype. Additionally, Dixon has been a leader in the New York tech scene.

CHRIS DIXON Net Worth: Unknown

The Andressen Horowitz general partner makes the Midas List for the third year in a row as his bet on crypto trading platform Coinbase continues to pay off. He led the company’s Series B round in 2018, and the company is now valued at $50 billion. Dixon’s previous winners include Oculus VR, acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion; virtual reality company Improbable and delivery drone service Zipline. Dixon also founded SiteAdvisor and Hunch, which he sold to eBay in 2011.

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