Christopher Lyons is the Chief of Staff at Andreessen Horowitz and is dedicated to empowering Silicon Valley’s next generation of entrepreneurs and investors. In this role, Chris is responsible for working cross-functionally with Andreessen Horowitz’s general partners and operating teams to manage internal communication and external deal flow for growth/late stage investments. Key industries in which Chris specializes include communication, Hadoop/big data, productivity, and quantified self.
Prior to Chris’s work in venture capital, he spent 12 years as an entrepreneur focusing on opportunities within music, food, and technology. Chris’s most recent entrepreneurial venture was founding PictureMenu, which developed a mobile application to allow restaurants to easily have their menus viewable on smartphones and tablets. Outside of investing and advising startups, Chris also enjoys working behind the scenes in the recording industry and has previously apprenticed under Jermaine Dupri (executive producer for Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Usher, and more).
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Chris is a graduate from Full Sail University, holding a Bachelor of Science degree with dual majors in entertainment business and recording arts, and receiving additional honors in marketing, marketing & strategic planning, principles of managerial accounting, entertainment business venture & financing, leadership & organization, and event management.
Chris performed his fellowship at Andreessen Horowitz under the mentorship of Ben Horowitz and Managing Partner Scott Kupor as a member of Class 19.