General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz
Christopher Lyons is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he oversees the firm’s Cultural Leadership Fund (CLF). CLF launched in 2018 with the mission to connect the world’s greatest cultural leaders to the best new technology companies and engage, empower, and elevate Black builders and creators on their journey towards excellence in the technology industry. The $18M CLF Fund I was Silicon Valley’s first venture capital fund consisting of 100% African American Limited Partners. To date, CLF has invested in over 65 startups at the intersection of culture and innovation, and across multiple industries including consumer, enterprise, crypto, fintech, and healthcare/biotech. In turn, 100% of management fees and carry associated with the fund are donated to a select group of non-profit organizations that share CLF’s mission. Through his work with the Cultural Leadership Fund and Andreessen Horowitz, Lyons has also created Silicon Valley’s first “influencer network”, establishing numerous strategic partnerships between emerging technology companies and seasoned athletes, entertainers, musicians and corporate executives.