|Born||June 10, 1972|
|Alma mater||Columbia University, Harvard University|
|Title||General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz|
Chris Dixon (born June 10, 1972) is an American internet entrepreneur and investor. He is a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, and previously worked at eBay. He is also the co-founder and former CEO of Hunch, a website.
Dixon grew up in Ohio. He earned a BA and an MA from Columbia University, majoring in philosophy, and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. His early college days were at Wesleyan University before he transferred.
Dixon joined the venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners.
In 2005, Dixon co-founded SiteAdvisor, a web-security startup that was bought by security company McAfee in 2006. In 2009, he founded Hunch with Caterina Fake and Tom Pinckney, which was acquired by eBay in 2011.
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 FiftyThree Soylent, and Nootrobox and he sits on the boards of drone startup Airware, 3D printing startup Shapeways, and the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase.
Dixon also led the firm's investment and sits on the board of Oculus VR.
Katie Haun joined with Chris Dixon as a general partner to run the a16z Crypto fund by Andreessen Horowitz.
In 2010, Bloomberg L.P. named Dixon the top angel investor in the technology industry.
Dixon won the 2012 Crunchie "Angel of the Year" award.