Angellist: Who is Naval Ravikant, the investor turned startup guru
A Twitter search of his name reveals, in addition to his account with over 1.7 million followers and 0 following, a legion of profiles that reproduce their quotes, add them and discuss their silhouette. We are talking about Naval Ravikant one of the most important investors of recent years but whose figure has transcended the business world to become a kind of quasi-philosopher of the sphere of entrepreneurship.
“Make money with your brain, not with your time”, “Successful people are irrationally passionate about something”, “You make your own luck if you persevere long enough”. All these inspiring phrases for many entrepreneurs and with a certain air marvellous for others, they came out of Naval Ravikant. Born in New Delhi in 1974, Ravikant has one of those movie-like stories behind him.. The American dream. He moved with his family to New York at the age of nine where, although his father was a pharmacist in India, he could not practice his profession in the United States and ended up working in a hardware store.
It was a difficult transition for her family, which ended with the separation of her parents. Naval and his brother, Kamal Ravikant, were raised by their mother for most of their childhood during a time he described as extremely humble.
Today Ravikant has his own investment fund, a fortune of 60 million dollars and his tweets have been collected and disseminated by a third party in a book – The Naval Ravikant Almanac – referenced by New York Times and on Amazon’s entrepreneurship section bestseller list permanently. According to the calculations of WSJ, your investments result in a gain of 0.1 cents for every Uber ride taken worldwide and with your signature, AngelList, your investment platform that functions as a kind of directory1,035 businesses were funded with an average contribution of $390,000 each.
Corn, how was your way there? How was he mythologized in such a specific circle?