20 VC 077: PART 1: Kamal Ravikant: ‘I’m Not Your Traditional VC’

Posted on 5th October 2015 by Harry


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Kamal Ravikant is an absolute hero to me after I read his incredible best selling book, Love Yourself Like Like Your Life Depends On It. As for an intro to Kamal, it goes without saying that he has worked with some of the best people in Silicon Valley and is a true tech and investing icon, but he has also trekked to one of the highest base camps in the Himalayas, meditated with Tibetan monks in the Dalai Lama’s monastery, held the hands of dying patients, earned a US Army Infantry patch, walked 550 miles across Spain, been the only non-black, non-woman member of the Black Women’s writers’ group and written books including my favourite the previously mentioned, Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It.


In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:

1.) How did Kamal make his way into the world of Venture Capital?

2.) What were Kamal’s biggest takeaways from working as an entrepreneur?

3.) What really makes a great VC? How can VCs provide true and genuine value add?

4.) Why is now the best time to be an entrepreneur? What has changed?

5.) What would Kamal advise an entrepreneur looking to build a startup?


Items Mentioned In Today’s Show:

Kamal’s Fave Book: The Alchemist

Kamal’s Fave Blog: James Altucher

Kamal’s Most Recent Investment: Bolt

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