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Andrew Chen (investor)

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

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

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Andrew Chen (investor)

A General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and technology investor/advisor. His most notable investment include: AngelList, Barkbox, Boba Guys, Dropbox, Front, Gusto, Kiva, Product Hunt, Tinder, and Workato.

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

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

Education
University of Washington

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

Entrepreneurship
Stealth

Andrew Chen was the CEO and co-founder of a software company making consumer applications, called Stealth, from 2009 to 2015 (6 years).

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In 2018, Andrew Chen became a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He currently serves as a general partner for the company as of July 2019., Hewhere he focuses on investing in consumer technologies for Andreessen Horowitz.

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From 2015 to 2018 (3 years), Andrew Chen leadled 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.

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From 2003 to 2006 (3 years), Andrew Chen worked as the director of product marketing for AudienceScience.

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From 2002 to 2003 (1 year), Andrew Chen worked as an analyst for Mohr Davidow Ventures. Chen came back to Mohr Davidow Venture in 2007 for less than a year to, beas an entrepreneur-in-residence.

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Andrew ChanChen has personally invested in the following companies: PolymerPolymer, Atrium, Aspen, CleanifyCleanify, Connectifier, Splitwise, Product HuntProduct Hunt, Sendwithus, LaunchBit, and Cardpool. He has made exits with the following companies: Product HuntProduct Hunt, LaunchBitLaunchBit, ConnectifierConnectifier, and Cardpool.Cardpool.

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2018

BecameAndrew Chen becomes general parter at Andreessen Horowitz

In 2018 Andrew Chen became a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He currently serves as a general partner for the company as of July 2019.

2015

LeadChen leads Rider Growth product team at Uber

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

2009

Co-founderAndrew Chen is co-founder and CEO of Stealth.

Andrew Chen was the CEO and co-founder of a software company making consumer applications, called Stealth, from 2009 to 2015 (6 years).

July 23, 2003

DirectorAndrew Chen becomes director of product marketing at AudienceScience

From 2003 to 2006 (3 years), Andrew Chen worked as the director of product marketing for AudienceScience.

July 23, 2002

AnalystAndrew Chen is an analyst at Mohr Davidow Ventures.

From 2002 to 2003 (1 year), Andrew Chen worked as an analyst for Mohr Davidow Ventures.

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

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

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

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

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

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Andrew Chen (investor)

General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and technology investor/advisor.

A General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and technology investor/advisor. His most notable investment include: AngelList, Barkbox, Boba Guys, Dropbox, Front, Gusto, Kiva, Product Hunt, Tinder, and Workato.

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

January 16, 2019

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

Science Of Growth

April 9, 2016

What's Next in Consumer Startups?

December 8, 2018

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10 tips for meeting people at industry events

Andrew Chen

Web

February 7, 2007

4 major cultural differences between Games people and Web people

Andrew Chen

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October 21, 2008

5 ways to break past the San Francisco echo-chamber

Andrew Chen

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December 21, 2007

Are Web 2.0 startups wasting their time with Web 2.0 early adopters?

Andrew Chen

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July 21, 2008

Bay Area investors I'm following on Twitter

Andrew Chen

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April 27, 2009

BBS door games: Social Gaming innovation from the 1980s

Andrew Chen

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August 25, 2009

Building lifestyle companies versus VC-backable startups: Is it walk before you run?

Andrew Chen

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October 28, 2009

Building the initial team for seed stage startups

Andrew Chen

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September 14, 2009

Built to Fail: How companies like Google, IDEO, and 37signals build failure-tolerant systems for anything!

Andrew Chen

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July 13, 2009

Couple quotes on Facebook in Wired, Fortune, and NYT

Andrew Chen

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October 4, 2007

Does Silicon Valley noise detract from long-term value creation?

Andrew Chen

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July 27, 2009

Early adopters vs the Mainstream: Google Insights points out websites only used by Silicon Valley nerds

Andrew Chen

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August 12, 2008

From analog dollars to digital pennies: The crisis in traditional media

Andrew Chen

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July 8, 2008

Game design tutorial at the GDC

Andrew Chen

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March 14, 2007

How do you do concrete interviews for non-technical people?

Andrew Chen

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May 18, 2009

How do you find a badass co-founder, Part 2

Andrew Chen

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April 27, 2007

How do you find a badass co-founder?

Andrew Chen

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March 26, 2007

How helpful is venture capital experience to building startups?

Andrew Chen

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October 28, 2009

How to start a professional blog: 10 tips for new bloggers

Andrew Chen

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August 11, 2008

Is blogging worth it? What's the ROI?

Andrew Chen

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January 7, 2008

Moving to SF and joining the tech community - Lessons from my first year

Andrew Chen

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April 22, 2008

MySpace versus Facebook: Analysis of both traffic and ad revenue, using Google Trends

Andrew Chen

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June 21, 2008

Prosper.com and peer-to-peer lending in the economic downturn

Andrew Chen

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September 2, 2008

Social Gaming Summit: Recap and observations

Andrew Chen

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June 14, 2008

The question that got me to leave Seattle for greener startup pastures

Andrew Chen

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November 23, 2009

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"Stealing MySpace" and my personal experience monetizing MySpace ads

Andrew Chen

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April 14, 2009

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

Andrew Chen

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June 30, 2008

3 key ideas from a recent Freemium dinner conversation

Andrew Chen

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April 20, 2009

5 factors that determine your advertising CPM rates

Andrew Chen

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April 7, 2008

5 steps towards building a metrics-driven business

Andrew Chen

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June 4, 2008

5 things that make your social network monetize like crap

Andrew Chen

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September 26, 2007

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

Andrew Chen

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March 2, 2009

7 ideas for billion dollar companies in the online ads

Andrew Chen

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August 4, 2008

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

Andrew Chen

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September 12, 2008

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

Andrew Chen

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November 3, 2008

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

Andrew Chen

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September 22, 2009

App monetization: Gambit launches, funnel metrics, and ARPU vs "CPM"

Andrew Chen

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March 11, 2009

Are people like lab rats? Using reward schedules to drive engagement

Andrew Chen

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August 28, 2007

Are social gaming offers scamming users? A detailed analysis of Techcrunch's Scamville article

Andrew Chen

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November 2, 2009

Are you misusing Alexa numbers? (Probably)

Andrew Chen

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November 3, 2006

Benefit-Driven Metrics: Measure the lives you save, not the life preservers you sell

Andrew Chen

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June 11, 2009

Counting your big pile of Benjamins: 5 startup tips for maximizing ad revenue

Andrew Chen

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August 26, 2008

Creating value versus optimizing revenue

Andrew Chen

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June 10, 2009

Data portability: Is the social network data you're hoarding treasure or trash?

Andrew Chen

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June 2, 2008

Do you ever say, "MySpace is sooo ugly?" This blog's for you...

Andrew Chen

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November 29, 2007

Does Facebook reflect your true friendships? How about e-mail?

Andrew Chen

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January 7, 2008

Free to Freemium: 5 lessons learned from YouSendIt.com

Andrew Chen

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March 9, 2009

Freemium business model case study: AdultFriendFinder ARPU, churn, and conversion rates

Andrew Chen

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December 29, 2008

Friends versus Followers: Twitter's elegant design for grouping contacts

Andrew Chen

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March 16, 2009

How desktop apps beat websites at building large active userbases

Andrew Chen

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August 24, 2009

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

Andrew Chen

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June 3, 2011

Adwords is not enough for success on the consumer web

Andrew Chen

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May 12, 2007

Bridging your traffic engine with your revenue engine

Andrew Chen

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March 14, 2008

Career Suicide versus Startup Suicide

Andrew Chen

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October 3, 2012

Confessions of a Startup Seagull

Andrew Chen

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January 14, 2013

Facebook viral marketing: When and why do apps "jump the shark?"

Andrew Chen

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March 6, 2008

Growing renewable audiences (a talk at O'Reilly Alphatech Ventures)

Andrew Chen

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September 12, 2008

How sheep-like behavior breeds innovation in Silicon Valley

Andrew Chen

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March 8, 2012

How to calculate cost-per-acquisition for startups relying on freemium, subscription, or virtual items biz models

Andrew Chen

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November 17, 2008

I'm a Google Glass skeptic and think it'll be the next Apple Newton

Andrew Chen

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March 6, 2013

Is your site really viral? Viral Branding versus Viral Action

Andrew Chen

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June 7, 2007

My friend Noah and his $100M lesson after being fired from Facebook

Andrew Chen

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October 4, 2012

Social network marketing: Getting from zero to critical mass

Andrew Chen

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May 14, 2008

Stanford CS major seeks sales/marketing monkey

Andrew Chen

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February 5, 2011

Stop asking "But how will they make money?"

Andrew Chen

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May 30, 2012

The Law of Shitty Clickthroughs

Andrew Chen

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April 5, 2012

Viral marketing is not a marketing strategy

Andrew Chen

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September 1, 2007

Visual Basic, PHP, Rails. Is Node.js next?

Andrew Chen

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April 1, 2012

What makes Sequoia Capital successful? "Target big markets"

Andrew Chen

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May 24, 2012

What's your viral loop? Understanding the engine of adoption

Andrew Chen

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July 12, 2007

When Does Paid Acquisition Work for SaaS Startups?

Andrew Chen

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June 1, 2011

Why are we so bad at predicting startup success?

Andrew Chen

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April 8, 2013

Why I doubted Facebook could build a billion dollar business, and what I learned from being horribly wrong

Andrew Chen

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March 14, 2012

Why it's hard to evaluate new social products

Andrew Chen

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February 5, 2013

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

Andrew Chen

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January 3, 2017

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

Andrew Chen

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December 26, 2018

a16z Podcast: When Organic Growth Goes Enterprise

Andrew Chen

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September 24, 2018

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

Andrew Chen

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March 27, 2019

Conservation of Intent: The hidden reason why A/B tests aren't as effective as they look

Andrew Chen

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July 2, 2018

Consumer startups are awesome, and here's what I'm looking for at a16z (70 slide deck)

Andrew Chen

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December 10, 2018

DAU/MAU is an important metric to measure engagement, but here's where it fails

Andrew Chen

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July 23, 2018

Growth Interview Questions from Atlassian, SurveyMonkey, Gusto and Hubspot (Guest Post)

Andrew Chen

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October 31, 2016

Growth is getting hard from intensive competition, consolidation, and saturation

Andrew Chen

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June 26, 2017

How startups die from their addiction to paid marketing

Andrew Chen

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June 4, 2018

How to build a billion dollar digital marketplace - examples from Uber, eBay, Craigslist, and more

Andrew Chen

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October 17, 2017

How to build a growth team - lessons from Uber, Hubspot, and others (50 slides)

Andrew Chen

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November 13, 2018

Psych'd: A new user psychology framework for increasing funnel conversion (Guest Post)

Andrew Chen

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June 12, 2017

Required reading for marketplace startups: The 20 best essays

Andrew Chen

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July 10, 2018

Startups and big cos should approach growth differently (Video)

Andrew Chen

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June 6, 2017

Startups are cheaper to build, but more expensive to grow - here's why

Andrew Chen

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July 19, 2017

The Bad Product Fallacy: Don't confuse "I don't like it" with "That's a bad product and it'll fail"

Andrew Chen

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January 30, 2017

The Dumb Idea Paradox: Why great ideas often start out by sounding dumb.

Andrew Chen

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May 27, 2019

The IRL channel: Offline to online, Online to offline

Andrew Chen

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June 12, 2018

The Podcast Ecosystem in 2019 - a16z's 68 page analysis

Andrew Chen

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May 29, 2019

The red flags and magic numbers that investors look for in your startup's metrics - 80 slide deck included!

Andrew Chen

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November 1, 2018

The Scooter Platform Play: Why scooter startups are important and strategic to the future of transportation

Andrew Chen

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June 18, 2018

The Startup Brand Fallacy: Why brand marketing is mostly useless for consumer startups

Andrew Chen

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June 21, 2018

This year's top essays on growth metrics, consumer psychology, Uber, push notifs, NPS, and more

Andrew Chen

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July 10, 2017

Update: I'm joining Andreessen Horowitz!

Andrew Chen

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February 15, 2018

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

September 4, 2018

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

May 14, 2018

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

December 13, 2018

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

Andrew Chen

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July 25, 2019

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)

Web

December 26, 2018

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

Andrew Chen

Web

June 25, 2019

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

Web

March 27, 2019

The Dumb Idea Paradox: Why great ideas often start out by sounding dumb.

Web

May 27, 2019

The Podcast Ecosystem in 2019 - a16z's 68 page analysis

Web

May 29, 2019

What do you look for an investment? How long should a founder be without salary? And other Q&A

Web

March 18, 2019

Why startups are hard -- the math of venture capital returns tells the story

Web

June 3, 2019

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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10+1 Lessons from Serial Entrepreneur Justin Kan

May 17, 2019

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2018

Became general parter at Andreessen Horowitz

In 2018 Andrew Chen became a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He currently serves as a general partner for the company as of July 2019.

2015

Lead Rider Growth product team at Uber

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

2009

Co-founder and CEO of Stealth

Andrew Chen was the CEO and co-founder of a software company making consumer applications, called Stealth, from 2009 to 2015 (6 years).

July 23, 2003

Director of product marketing at AudienceScience

From 2003 to 2006 (3 years), Andrew Chen worked as the director of product marketing for AudienceScience.

July 23, 2002

Analyst at Mohr Davidow Ventures

From 2002 to 2003 (1 year), Andrew Chen worked as an analyst for Mohr Davidow Ventures.

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Andrew Chen is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz and an advisor/investor for technology startups. Notable companies Andrew Chen has invested in, or served as an advisor for, are AngelList, Barkbox, Boba Guys, DropboxDropbox, Front, Gusto, Kiva, Product Hunt, Tinder, and Workato.

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

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