It’s hard to categorize Chris Dixon. He’s had experience as an entrepreneur, an angel investor, a venture capitalist, and a blogger. He’s often cited as “one of the most vocal advocates of the New York tech scene” but is currently living and working at Andreessen Horowitz’s office in San Francisco. And he was our guest during this month’s PandoMonthly event in New York, where he discussed all of that and more. (How’s that for a segue?)
Dixon explained the difference between consumer Web startups and enterprise companies, discussed technology’s shift from Silicon Valley to “application cities” like New York and Los Angeles, offered his perspective on bitcoin and how the press often “misframes” the technology-slash-currency, and why it’s important for venture capitalists who don’t live in the Valley to build a community through blogging.
(Disclosure: Dixon is a personal investor in PandoDaily and is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz; Jeff Jordan and Marc Andreessen, who also invested personally in PandoDaily, are also partners at the firm.)