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Andrew Chen works at Uber, where heads up driver acquisition programs for the Growth team. He writes about mobile, metrics, and growth at http://andrewchen.co.
Previously, he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Mohr Davidow Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based firm with $2B under management. Prior to MDV, Andrew was director of product marketing at Audience Science, where he started up the ad network business that today reaches over 380 million uniques. He also co-authored a patent on personalized advertising, USPTO #7,882,175 and 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