Christopher Dixon is a Co-Founder at Founder Collective. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Hunch Inc. Mr. Dixon co-founded SiteAdvisor, Inc. in 2005 and is responsible for guiding SiteAdvisor's overall strategy and product design. He was an Associate at Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP). Mr. Dixon joined BVP in 2003 and focused on investments in the financial services and technology sectors and brought experience both in financial technology and as an ... entrepreneur.
As a senior programmer and systems architect at Arbitrade, Mr. Dixon led the effort to develop a real-time options trading system. Previously, he worked for Deephaven Capital Management, where he created original algorithms to value options and convertible bonds and designed a proprietary trade management system. In addition, Mr. Dixon has founded and run two businesses of his own. Mr. Dixon serves as Director of SiteAdvisor, Inc.
Based on his work at these firms, he has two patents pending. Mr. Dixon holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, an M.A. in philosophy and a B.A. from Columbia University where he concentrated on Mathematical Logic and graduated summa cum laude.
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