The Evolutionary Angel, Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant on The Tim Ferriss Show Aug 18th 2015


Naval Ravikant (@naval) is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He previously co-founded Epinions, which went public as part of, and He is an active angel investor and has invested in more than 100 companies, including more than a few “unicorn” mega-successes.

His deals include Twitter, Uber, Yammer, Postmates, Wish, Thumbtack, and OpenDNS, which Cisco just bought for $635 million in cash.

You can find many more examples here, but suffice to say — he’s really, REALLY good at start-up investing.

In this episodes you'll discover: 

  • How AngelList and Venture Hacks came to be
  • What Naval looks for when deciding to invest in a founder 
  • Common "wives tales" in venture capital 
  • How to replace bad habits with good habits 
  • How to set stakes and awards 
  • And much, much more...

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