[This post is part of an on-going series of video interviews with members of the start-up community – see a list of links to the full series here.]
I caught up with Naval Ravikant in San Francisco recently and took the opportunity to add a clip of him to the Angel Video Interview Series. Naval is an entrepreneur and angel investor, a co-author of Venture Hacks, and a co-Founder of AngelList. Prior to AngelList, he co-founded Genoa Corp (which was acquired by Finisar), Epinions.com (which became public via Shopping.com), and Vast.com (which is a large white-label classifieds service). He’s advised an ton of companies and made more than a few good angel investments including Twitter, FourSquare, Stack Overflow and Disqus.
Although people in the organized angel world sometimes despair at the emphasis AngelList appears to place on buzz and momemtum over diligence, it is clear from the speech he gave at the Angel Capital Association Annual Summit and from the time he spent with me that he is a very thoughtful and intelligent guy with only the best of intentions for AngelList. It’s impossible not to like Naval. Here’s what he had to say. (Email subscribers, click here for the video).
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