Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant quotes on founding team

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

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Founder-mentality means not caring who gets the credit.

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Founder mentality: If you think like an owner, and you act like an owner, it’s only a matter of time until you become an owner.

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Investors have different incentives than founders. What investors often look for in a “great” founder is irrational behavior that the investor doesn’t engage in themselves. I.e., 80-hour weeks for 10 years, passing up a big acquisition to go for broke, zero diversification.

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Founders run every sprint as if they’re about to lose, but grind out the long race knowing that victory is inevitable.

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Above “product-market fit” is “founder-product-market fit.”

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Startups don't die when they run out of cash, they die when the founders run out of energy.

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Perhaps it isn't that responsible people become founders but that the act of founding makes the person responsible.

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