Andreessen Horowitz has hired Chris Dixon as a full-time general partner. Chris Dixon, an employee at eBay, is an outspoken New Yorker and entrepreneur. He will be working out of Andreessen Horowitz’s offices in Menlo Park. Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, said that he was impressed by Mr. Dixon’s track record as an investor and entrepreneur. Mr. Dixon sold his company SiteAdvisor to McAfee and Hunch to eBay. Mr. Dixon also invested in companies like Kickstarter, Dropbox, GroupMe, and BuzzFeed. Mr. Dixon will remain as an advisor to the companies that he put money into.
?At most V.C. firms, they have general partners and the bulk of the operating budget goes to their salary,? stated Mr. Dixon in an interview with The New York Times. ?But here, the strategy is to have seven general partners and 55 other people whose sole focus is to help entrepreneurs on everything from market development to gaining users, a talent team for recruiting, research and marketing. These are real operations and look like little companies within the bigger company.?