Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

San Francisco, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since January 07, 2011
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Investor interests
Credentials Accredited Investor, Qualified Purchaser

I am a(n):

Venture Hacker

If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Too many

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Takes patience

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

They focus on the idea rather than on the people, execution, or market

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

- Test every hypothesis as quickly and cheaply as possible
- Work with the best people you can find
- Do something you care about

Full bio

I am an entrepreneur and angel investor, a co-author of Venture Hacks, and a co-maintainer of AngelList. Previously I was a co-founder at Genoa Corp (acquired by Finisar), (IPO via, and (largest white-label classifieds marketplace). I’ve also advised, iPivot, and XFire, among others, and invested in many companies, including Twitter, FourSquare, DocVerse (sold to Google), Mixer Labs (sold to Twitter), Jambool (Social Gold), SnapLogic, PlanCast, Stack Overflow, Heyzap, and Disqus.

If you would like to contact me about investing in your company, please use AngelList to reach me.