Chris Dixon is back in New York quite a bit, he tells me, even though he recently got a place in San Francisco as part of his new job as a partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He’ll be at Disrupt NY the week after next, for example, to talk about his big transition from life as a founder and angel investor to his new job at a top venture firm. I’ll be interviewing him about what he’s planning to focus his new portfolio on. Bitcoin startups? Less consumer startups? More gadgets and wearable health devices?
For those who don’t know, Dixon has paved the way for this generation of New York tech founders. He most recently cofounded recommendation service Hunch, which sold to eBay for around $80 million in 2011 and became an R&D office for the company in the city. Before that he cofounded SiteAdvisor and sold it to McAfee in 2006. He gradually moved deeper into angel investing over the years, becoming prolific over the last couple.
His background and hands-on approach to helping founders got a16z’s notice and they hired him on last year (his great reputation also got him the Angel Of The Year award at this year’s Crunchies).
Dixon joins our growing list of Disrupt NY speakers that currently includes eBay CEO John Donahoe, Palantir cofounder Joe Lonsdale, top investor Fred Wilson, and more coming to be announced in the weeks leading up to Disrupt NY. Buy tickets here.
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Chris Dixon is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz.
He previously was a partner and co-founder at Founder Collective, the CEO and co-founder of SiteAdvisor, which was acquired by McAfee, and Hunch, which was acquired by eBay. 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.