Success Story of Naval Ravikant, CEO and Co-founder of AngelList
Naval is the founder of Vast, Epinions, AngelList, Startupboy and author of Venture Hacks. However, he is also known as a leading investor who funded some of the brilliant companies including Twitter, Stack Overflow, Mixer Labs (acquired by Twitter), Jambool, SnapLogic, PlanCast, FourSquare, DocVerse (taken oversold by Google), Heyzap and Disqus. He has also been the co-founder at Genoa Corp, which was taken over by Finisar, Epinions.com, and white-label classifieds platform Vast.com; Naval has been the advisor of Bix.com, FourSquare, iPivot, and XFire.
After accomplishing degrees in computer science and economics from Dartmouth, in 1996, Naval Ravikant arrived in Silicon Valley. He was primarily responsible for designing Intrinsic Graphics that later became Google Earth. Later, Naval ventured into launching Epinions.com in 2003 that was emerged through Shopping.com and after two years in 2005, a marketplace for classified advertisement Vast.com. But, he had to go through concise failure in this endeavor and in 2009 he established an angel investor fund AngelList to offer capital very shining companies FourSquare, Twitter, and SnapLogic. He successfully connected founders and businessman and acknowledged 3,300 participating investors and assisted 25,000 start-ups to uplift and grow in the marketplace.
He has worked for his passion that connected start-ups and investors and helped them in letting their strength and skills overflow and reaching the pinnacle of success.
Info Source: Forbes.com