Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

Indian-American entrepreneur and investor. He is the co-founder, chairman, and former CEO of AngelList.

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Equity is the new land. Shareholder is the new landowner.

#virtual reality

Blockchains, Virtual Reality, Machine Learning, Genomics, Autonomous's good to see tech business returning to its tech roots.

#mind peace

They call it "peace of mind" but maybe it should be called "peace from mind."


Scaling a company via code and contracts instead of via people mitigates the Principal-Agent problem. Scaling via community-generated code and content mitigates Hayek’s Local Knowledge problem.


Increasing price of oil gave us fracking. Increasing price of unskilled labor will give us robots. Education is hard, but the only way out.


In the land of blockchains, developers are legislators, miners are executors, and users are judges. All are free to come and go.

#raising money

Blockchain engineering is more inclusive by age because you don't have to pack up your life and move to San Francisco to raise money.

#nature / humans

Mathematics is the language of nature. Perhaps we can teach and learn it more easily as such.

#hard sciences

Study logic and math, because once you've mastered them, you won't fear any book.

#angel investing

VCs: "Too many angels!" | Angels: "Too many incubators!" | Incubators: "Too many companies!" | Entrepreneurs: "Too little of Everything."

#what to work on

What you choose to work on, and who you choose to work with, are far more important than how hard you work.


If you’re more passionate about founding a business than the business itself, you can fall into a ten year trap. Better to stay emotionally unattached and select the best opportunity that arises.

#public speaking

On public speaking: know your subject cold, eliminate inner monologue, & speak truth. Hear your own words at the same time as the listeners.


If it entertains you now but will bore you someday, it’s a distraction. Keep looking.


The question “why do you want this job?” is also a sales tactic. The candidate will be forced to articulate good reasons out of politeness - and the desire for internal consistency will make them believe these reasons.