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Anyone looking to start a business should listen to Naval Ravikant. He’s been both entrepreneur and angel investor and has loads of wisdom for people wondering what to look for in a business partner or how to get a meeting with a VC.

When it comes to starting a business, it’s hard to top Naval Ravikant’s CV. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded Epinions.com and Vast.com; and as an angel investor, he’s helped fund companies like Disqus and Twitter. We wanted to find out what makes an ambitious man like this tick, so we asked him to sit down for a brief video chat about entrepreneurship.

If you have aspirations to start your own business, watch the video as Ravikant discusses:

  • The three traits you need to look for in a partner
  • How important it is to be in Silicon Valley
  • How to get a meeting with an investor
  • Whether you should be public or private with your idea
  1. insightful

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  3. Thank you for the post, it was very informative!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. Naval had some good insights to share. :-)

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  4. My Locator ® Thursday, May 13, 2010

    Simply one of the best entrepreneur videos i have ever watched. He speaks my religion.

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    1. Chris Albrecht Thursday, May 13, 2010

      Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Naval was a great interview.

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  6. A very good interview indeed. He’s knowledgeable and articulates key points in a clear and succinct manner. The editing also contributed towards the effectiveness of the interview.

    Well done!

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  7. Thanks. It is very informative.

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  8. amazing how much experience and intelligent thinking it takes to be able to issue clear and honest advice

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  11. Video: Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Listen to Angel Investor Naval Ravikant…

    When it comes to starting a business, it’s hard to top Naval Ravikant’s CV. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded Epinions.com and Vast.com; and as an angel investor, he’s helped fund companies like Disqus and Twitter. ……

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  12. Naval Ravikant on Being an Entrepreneur…

    If you have aspirations to start your own business, watch the video as Ravikant discusses: * The three traits you need to look for in a partner * How important it is to be in Silicon Valley * How to get a meeting with an investor * Whether you should b…

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  13. I loved it, Thank you for posting it.
    I learned a lot, even though i am a big fan of Venturehacks…

    I loved the focus on:Integrity and passion i see it a lot…

    I know the best place to make it is in the valley, but.. if you can make it outside, you can make it there :)

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  14. Naval is a machine. He could write a chapter before I finish the first paragraph.
    Thanks for the interview.

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  15. Great interview! Keep them up. Naval is always interesting and insightful.

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  16. [...] Video: Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Listen to Angel Investor Naval Ravikant When it comes to starting a business, it’s hard to top Naval Ravikant’s CV. As an entrepreneur, he [...] [...]

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  17. [...] we’ve noticed an increase the amount of quality startup advice on video. There’s TWiVC, GigaOM TV, SLLConf, TechCrunch TV, Stanford’s ECorner, and lots [...]

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  19. Wayne Lambright Wednesday, July 7, 2010

    I meet with Naval, and he is a hypocrite.

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  23. Great interview, thanks!

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  24. [...] Naval Ravikant on Being an Entrepreneur Ravikant has plenty of experience as a successful entrepreneur and angel investor. He was kind enough to pop into the GigaOM TV studios to share some of his knowledge for those looking to follow in his footsteps. [...]

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