Chris Dixon

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Chris Dixon is an American internet entrepreneur and investor. He is the co-founder, and former CEO, of the website Hunch.[1] He earned his BA and MA from Columbia University, majoring in philosophy, and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. [2]

Andreessen Horowitz[edit]

Dixon is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz.[3] Since joining the firm in January 2013, Dixon has led a variety of investments for the firm including FiftyThree[4] and Soylent,[5] and he sits on the boards of drone startup Airware,[6] 3-D printing startup Shapeways,[7] and digital Bitcoin wallet Coinbase.[8]

Dixon also led the firm’s investment and sits on the board of Oculus VR,[9] which was acquired by Facebook in March 2014.[10]

Business career[edit]

In the late 1990s, he spent three years as a software programmer at Arbitrade, a hedge fund focused on high-frequency trading.[11] He then joined the venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners.[12]

In 2005, Dixon co-founded SiteAdvisor, a web-security startup that was bought by security company McAfee in 2006.[13] In 2009, he founded Hunch with Caterina Fake and Tom Pinckney, which was acquired by eBay in 2011.[14] He also co-founded Founder Collective, a seed-stage venture capital fund and became an investor in Buzzfeed, Makerbot, Betaworks, Uber, Venmo, Milo, Hotel Tonight, and others.[15]

He has also personally invested in several young companies including Kickstarter, Warby Parker, Foursquare, Codecademy, Pinterest, Skype, TrialPay and Stripe.[16]

In 2010, BusinessWeek magazine named Dixon the top angel investor in the technology industry.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andreessen Horowitz Hires Chris Dixon Away From EBay". The New York Times. November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Super-Seed Funds-- Back to the Future". Harvard Business School Club of New York. November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chris Dixon Leaves eBay, Joins Andreessen Horowitz As Partner". Forbes. November 2012. 
  4. ^ "FiftyThree, Maker Of Drawing App Paper, Raises $15 Million From Andreessen Horowitz And Others". TechCrunch. June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Soylent Closes $1.5M In Seed Funding From Lerer, Andreessen Horowitz". TechCrunch. October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Airware Raises $10.7M From Andreessen Horowitz To Build Brains For Unmanned Drones". TechCrunch. May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Chris Dixon and Andreessen Horowitz invest $30M in 3D printing marketplace Shapeways". VentureBeat. April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Bitcoin’s Biggest Bet: Andreessen Horowitz Leads $25 Million Investment in Coinbase". AllThingsD. December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Oculus raises $75 million to jump-start the virtual reality business". TheVerge. December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Oculus". cdixon.org. March 2014. 
  11. ^ "About Me". cdixon.org. August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Chris Dixon". Andreessen Horowitz blog. November 2012. 
  13. ^ "McAfee buys SiteAdvisor". Computer World. April 2006. 
  14. ^ "eBay snaps up recommendations service Hunch". VentureBeat. November 2011. 
  15. ^ "About Me". cdixon.org. August 2014. 
  16. ^ "About Me". cdixon.org. August 2014. 
  17. ^ "The Top Angel Investors: Behind the Rankings". BusinessWeek. February 2010. 

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