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Harvard Business School, MBA
Business Administration
Columbia University, BA
Columbia University, MA

Current Companies

Contributing Writer
Board of Directors

Former Companies

CEO, Co-founder, Board of Directors
CEO, Co-founder

Current Financial Organizations

General Partner

Former Financial Organizations

Co-founder, Partner

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Chris Dixon

Chris Dixon is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He is also a contributing writer for TechCrunch. He previously was the CEO and Co-founder of SiteAdvisor, which was acquired by McAfee, and Hunch, which was acquired by eBay.

In addition to his work with Founder’s Collective, Chris is a personal investor in early-stage technology companies, including Skype, TrialPay, DocVerse, Invite Media, Gerson Lehrman Group, ScanScout, OMGPOP, BillShrink, Oddcast, Panjiva, Knewton, and a handful of other startups that are still in stealth mode.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Handshake 6/2013Seed$1.5M6
PandoDaily 5/2013Seed$3M18
Sift Science 3/2013Series A$4M7
Kitchensurfing 2/2013Seed$1M12
SmartThings 12/2012Seed$3M23
42Floors 11/2012Series A$5M8
Picturelife 11/2012Series A$4M10
RebelMouse 10/2012Seed$2.5M13
FundersClub 10/2012Seed$6.5M25
Oyster 10/2012Seed$3M6
MyVR 9/2012Seed$1.4M11
Stripe 7/2012Series B$20M7
Bondsy 7/2012Seed6
Meddik 5/2012Seed$750k6
Behance 5/2012Series A$6.5M9
Voxer LLC 2/2012Series C$30M9
Canvas Networks 6/2011Series A$3M6
Kickstarter 3/2011Venture Round$10M18
Foursquare 6/2010Series B$20M6
Heyzap 6/2010Series A$3M4
Stack Exchange 5/2010Series A$6M10
Optimizely 3/2010Angel$1.2M21
Solve Media 1/2010Series A7
BloomReach 9/2008Series A$5M2
OMGPOP 6/2008Series A$1.5M5
Knewton 5/2008Series A$2.5M10



  1. Why VCs and Foreign Founders Want the ‘Entrepreneur Visa’ ( [edit]
  2. PandoDaily Adds Redpoint, Brings Funding to $3M ( [edit]
  3. Ex-Googlers Launch Sift Science, A Fraud-Fighting System For Websites, Backed By $5.5M In Funding From Union Square, First Round, YC & Others ( [edit]
  4. Private chef service Kitchensurfing grabs $1 million, expands beyond New York ( [edit]
  5. SmartThings Closes $3M Seed Round, Led By First Round Capital, Launches Competition To Grow Community Of Smart Object Developers ( [edit]
  6. 42Floors Raises $5M From Dave McClure, Alexis Ohanian, Others, Expands Office Search Site To New York ( [edit]
  7. OMGPOP Founder Charles Forman Raises $4M For Picturelife, An App For Backing Up Your Photos In The Cloud ( [edit]
  8. Paul Berry’s Rebel Mouse raises $2.5 million from an A-list group of investors ( [edit]
  9. To Turn The Crowd Into Venture Capitalists, FundersClub Raises $6M Seed Round -- Biggest In YC History ( [edit]
  10. Oyster raises $3 million from Founders Fund for “Spotify for books” ( [edit]
  11. MyVR Raises $1.4M From YC, SV Angel, Chris Dixon To Attack The $85B Vacation Rental Industry ( [edit]
  12. Sexy Payments Startup Stripe Swipes $20M From General Catalyst, Sequoia, Thiel And More ( [edit]
  13. Thoughts on Leaving TechStars and a New Round of Financing ( [edit]
  14. Meddik Grabs $750K From Chris Dixon, Founder Collective & More To Build A Better WebMD ( [edit]
  15. After 5 Years Of Bootstrapping, Behance Nabs $6.5M From USV, Jeff Bezos, Dave Morin & More ( [edit]
  16. Walkie Talkie App Voxer Goes Big, IVP And Intel Lead $30 Million Round ( [edit]
  17. Union Square Ventures Leads $3M Round In 4chan Founder Moot’s New Startup Canvas ( [edit]
  18. Kickstarter Fesses Up: The Crowd-Sourced Funding Startup Has Funding Too ( [edit]
  19. JEE Main Application Form 2014 ( [edit]
  20. HeyZap Lands Another $3 Million In Funding ( [edit]
  21. All-Star Team Backs StackOverflow to Go Beyond Programming Questions ( [edit]
  22. Optimizely A/B Tests Its Way To $1.2 Million In Funding From A Roster Of Top Angels ( [edit]
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  25. Iminlikewithyou Gets VC Cash For New Game ( [edit]
  26. Knewton Raises $2.5 Million ( [edit]
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