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Andrew Chen (investor)

Andrew Chen (investor)

Andrew Chen is a technology advisor, investor, and general partner at Andreessen Horowitz.

Overview

Andrew Chen is an advisor and investor for technology startups and general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Chen has advised and/or invested in companies including AngelList, Barkbox, Boba Guys, Dropbox, Front, Gusto, Kiva, Product Hunt, Tinder, and Workato.

Chen attended the University of Washington, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics with a focus on economics.

Career
Andreessen Horowitz

In 2018, Andrew Chen became a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, where he focuses on investing in consumer technologies.

Uber

From 2015 to 2018, Chen led the Rider Growth product team for Uber.

Stealth

From 2009-2015, Andrew Chen was the CEO and co-founder of a consumer app company, Stealth.

AudienceScience

From 2003 to 2006, Chen worked as the director of product marketing for AudienceScience.

Mohr Davidow Ventures

From 2002 to 2003, Chen worked as an analyst for Mohr Davidow Ventures. Chen came back to Mohr Davidow Venture in 2007 for less than a year, as an entrepreneur-in-residence.

Investing

Andrew Chen has personally invested in the following companies: Polymer, Atrium, Aspen, Cleanify, Connectifier, Splitwise, Product Hunt, Sendwithus, LaunchBit, and Cardpool. He has made exits with the following companies: Product Hunt, LaunchBit, Connectifier, and Cardpool.

Timeline

2018
Andrew Chen becomes general parter at Andreessen Horowitz
2015
Chen leads Rider Growth product team at Uber

From 2015 to 2018 (3 years), Andrew Chen led the Rider Growth product team for Uber.

2009
Andrew Chen is co-founder and CEO of Stealth.
July 23, 2003
Andrew Chen becomes director of product marketing at AudienceScience
July 23, 2002
Andrew Chen is an analyst at Mohr Davidow Ventures.

People

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Further reading

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"Anyone can start a Groupon!" and other startup myths

Andrew Chen

Web

June 3, 2011

"Stealing MySpace" and my personal experience monetizing MySpace ads

Andrew Chen

Web

April 14, 2009

10 lessons from a serial entrepreneur - Justin Kan, Atrium, YC, and Twitch

Andrew Chen

Web

July 25, 2019

10 tips for meeting people at industry events

Andrew Chen

Web

February 7, 2007

10 years in the Bay Area - what I've learned

Andrew Chen

Web

January 3, 2017

10 years of professional blogging - what I've learned

Andrew Chen

Web

December 18, 2017

2018 essay collection on growth metrics, marketplaces, viral growth in the enterprise, and more (PDF included)

Andrew Chen

Web

December 26, 2018

25 reasons users STOP using your product: An analysis of customer lifecycle

Andrew Chen

Web

June 30, 2008

28 ways to grow supply in a marketplace -- by Lenny Rachitsky, ex-Airbnb

Andrew Chen

Web

June 25, 2019

3 key ideas from a recent Freemium dinner conversation

Andrew Chen

Web

April 20, 2009

4 major cultural differences between Games people and Web people

Andrew Chen

Web

October 21, 2008

5 factors that determine your advertising CPM rates

Andrew Chen

Web

April 7, 2008

5 steps towards building a metrics-driven business

Andrew Chen

Web

June 4, 2008

5 things that make your social network monetize like crap

Andrew Chen

Web

September 26, 2007

5 warning signs: Does A/B testing lead to crappy products?

Andrew Chen

Web

March 2, 2009

5 ways to break past the San Francisco echo-chamber

Andrew Chen

Web

December 21, 2007

7 ideas for billion dollar companies in the online ads

Andrew Chen

Web

August 4, 2008

A Practitioner's Guide to Net Promoter Score

Andrew Chen

Web

February 8, 2016

a16z Podcast: When Organic Growth Goes Enterprise

Andrew Chen

Web

September 24, 2018

Ad targeting talk from Community Next: People Not Pages (updated x2)

Andrew Chen

Web

September 12, 2008

Ad-based versus direct monetization: Which one is better for you?

Andrew Chen

Web

November 3, 2008

Adwords is not enough for success on the consumer web

Andrew Chen

Web

May 12, 2007

After the Techcrunch bump: Life in the "Trough of Sorrow"

Andrew Chen

Web

September 10, 2012

Age (and ARPPU) ain't nothing but a number: Data on how age impacts social gaming monetization

Andrew Chen

Web

September 22, 2009

Announcing Pietra and a16z -- my first ex-Uber investment!

Andrew Chen

Web

March 27, 2019

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
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10+1 Lessons from Serial Entrepreneur Justin Kan

May 17, 2019

a16z Podcast | The Basics of Growth 1 -- User Acquisition

January 16, 2019

a16z Podcast: Why paid marketing sucks, Network effects, Viral Growth, and more

September 4, 2018

Andrew Chen - What's Next in Growth?

May 24, 2017

Chat with Andrew Chen, Supply Growth at Uber

January 12, 2016

Growth Hacking Paris with Andrew Chen from Uber & Brianne Kimmel from Zendesk

June 7, 2017

Mixpanel Office Hours: Andrew Chen, Growth at Uber

November 28, 2016

Podcast Q&A: Dropbox's viral growth, Uber's tricky funnels, and future growth channels

May 14, 2018

Science Of Growth

April 9, 2016

Silicon Valley network effects, OKRs for your personal life, and more: Podcast Q&A with Product Hunt

December 13, 2018

What's Next in Consumer Startups?

December 8, 2018

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