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Andrew Chen is Head of Rider Growth at Uber. For the past decade, he’s written about mobile, metrics, and growth at http://andrewchen.co. He is an advisor/investor for tech startups including AngelList, Barkbox, Boba Guys, Dropbox, Front, Marco Polo, Gusto, Kiva, Product Hunt, Tinder, Workato and others. Previously, he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Mohr Davidow Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based firm with $2B under management. He holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington.
Why entrepreneurs and marketers read this blog
The sad truth about blogging is that 99% of blogs are not worth reading. Andrew Chen’s blog on online marketing is one of the few exceptions to this rule. I often find myself referring people to posts from Andrew’s blog because it actually contains useful research and insight, instead of the usual noise.
Marc read Andrew
— a half haiku by Marc Andreessen
I go to Andrew to learn more about the latest methods for building and retaining web audiences. There’s no one who knows more about it.
— Mitchell Kapor, founder, Lotus and investor
Andrew’s blog is an inexhaustible source of numbers and ideas on concepts that matter.
— Max Levchin, founder of Slide and PayPal
Andrew is one of the smartest geeks in Silicon Valley, and a brilliant and comprehensive virtuoso on a broad array of tech and non-tech topics including internet advertising, viral marketing, web analytics, social networks, online games, and all kinds of web glitter. He is a veritable Glenn Gould of startup blogging, and every chance i get i rip off his ideas and try to pass them off as my own. Respect.
— Dave McClure, 500Startups and Paypal alum
One of the best entrepreneurship blogs of all time.
— Eric Ries, The Lean Startup
Andrew is writing the textbook on web marketing.
— Jim Young, i/o ventures and cto/co-founder of HotOrNot