Occupation: entrepreneur and investor
Birthday: June 10, 1972
Birthplace: Ohio, U.S.
Nationality: United States
Birth Sign: Gemeni
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 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
Dixon was a programmer at Arbitrade, a hedge fund focusing on high-speed options trading.
Bessemer Venture Partners
Dixon served as an associate
In 2005, Dixon co-founded SiteAdvisor, a web-security startup that was bought by security company McAfee in 2006.
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.
In 2009, he founded Hunch with Caterina Fake and Tom Pinckney, which was acquired by eBay in 2011 for $80 million.
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
- Oculus VR
Katie Haun joined with Chris Dixon as a general partner to run the a16z Crypto fund by Andreessen Horowitz.
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.