I am a founder and Chairman of AngelList. I’m also a Venture Partner at MetaStable. I previously co-founded Epinions (which went public as part of Shopping.com) and Vast.com. I’m an active angel investor, and have invested in dozens of companies, including Twitter, Uber, Wish, Thumbtack, Postmates, Kraken, Yammer, Stack Overflow and OpenDoor.

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  1. Hi Naval,

    Thank you for Venture Hacks, i learned a lot from it, also from your vast experiences and your amazing relationship with Nivi 🙂

    keep them coming 🙂


  2. Hi Naval,

    Just came across AngelList on Twitter. My organization is working on angel investor organizing in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro, primarily in life sciences, but also IT (we are one of the largest centers of medical devices in the world and have a large enterprise software community for health care and retail).

    Would there be a way to partner with AngelList to build a group focused outside of IT and/or with a geographic brand? Or at least to have a discussion around the topic?


  3. Naval,

    I read your post “Who has time for meetings?”. I loved it. I agree that you need something short and sweet to share with potential investors following the introduction. Are there samples that you can share that won your interest or examples that you know that sold other angels to have the follow up meeting?

    We’re looking for investors and I want to make sure we approach angels the right way from the start to win that second meeting in which we can go into more detail etc.

    Let me know as it would be much appreciated!


  4. Naval

    Thank you for the support on AngelList.
    Katherine Barr is a fan.

    Let me know if you have time to speak this week or next?



  5. Hello Mr. Naval Ravikant,

    I am Mr Adolphus Smith Asst Director Budumbura Refugee Camp Ghana,I understand you don’t know me and I don’t know much about you, but I will be very pleased if this transaction will make us know each other as we both are going to benefit from helping the Abdalla Family here in Ghana.

    I am soliciting for a 16yrs old boy Uwa Abdalla, he is the son of late Anthony Hamid Abdalla, a diamond dealer and Farmer in Sudan, who was killed by the Sudanese Rebels due to Crisis that erupted in their country.

    I got your contact when i was searching for the contact information of the late Mr Timothy Peters who was the foreign business partner of late Anthony Hamid Abdalla ,The family is seeking asylum rights in a safe foreign country and require the assistance of a citizen .

    If you agree to assist the family move over to your country , you will be adequately compensated as they have inheritance funds in trust which they are willing to offer a reasonable part to the person who will help them .I will furnish you with further details as soon as i hear from you .

    Thank you for your time and anticipated cooperation and hope my contact to you will not cause you any inconvenience whatsoever .

    Best Regards
    Adolphus Smith
    Contact Telephone Number : +233 200203313

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  7. Hello Naval

    do you fund start up business in the Usa or can you refer me to
    someone . I can send you my business plan for your review

    Kent Williams

  8. Thank you Naval (and Ravi) for the refreshing insights you bring through Venture Hacks. I research and write the newsletter for the Inventors Society of South Florida (www.InventorsSociety.net) and I follow Venture Hacks because you are leading edge thinkers for the independent product developers (inventors) who seek financial success through their efforts. You inspire listeners (in my case, the independent product developers) to stay focused on the goal while they are mired in early deveopment issues. I appreciate the many ways you assert that each step in the process bespeaks the outcome.You are inspiration! Thank you!

  9. Wonderful post. I learn something tougher on different blogs day-to-day. It will always be stimulating to learn to read content from other writers and practice something from their store. I’d prefer to use some while using the content on my blog whether you don’t head. Natually I’ll give you a link on your web blog. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Naval great job!
    I represent eLagaan a company helping Startups incorporate in India and manage the business lifecycle after they have incorporated.
    We would love to connect sometime.

  11. Thank you for all the information you share, we really appreciate a true entrepreneur spirit

  12. My name is Ryo from Anri (http://anri.vc/).
    I’ve found the article “The Bitcoin Model for Crowdfunding” to be very helpful to understand the features of how Bitcoin works. We’d like to translate this great piece into Japanese and post it on our blog so more of Japanese people can read this piece.
    We’ll make sure to make all the credit go to you, and not to make any profit out of this article.
    Would it be okay for us to do the Japanese translation?
    We’d very much appreciate if you allow us to do that!


  13. Hello Sir
    I am interested in forming a valuable contact with you. I am a deal maker and am passionate about helping people get connected to high impact solutions

  14. Any interest in investing in motion pictures or miniseries? We have treatments and scripts for multiple hard hitting, previously established IP’s – if you watch the film “Assault on Wall Street” – it was a 3.5 million dollar film that we made look ten times that amount. We have a treatment for a 7-part miniseries based on In the Name of the King, we have concepts for sequels to the Rampage series and so much more. We just need a visionary investor to make them happen and I thought you of all people would get it and support the underdogs with bold ambitions – as this is what you are known for.

    Thanks so much for your time

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