Naval Ravikant

Technology Entrepreneur & Investor
Co-founder and former CEO of AngelList

Naval explains why you don't need to be CEO

Matt Mochary and Naval talk about why you don't need to be the CEO.

Naval explains how he realized it wasn't the role he wanted at AngelList, what he did to get over his fear of stepping back, and how much more value he can (and does) create now that he is no longer in that role.

If you don't love being CEO, know that there is likely someone who can do the job better than you, and you can create much more value in the role that you actually love. Matt Mochary on YouTube

25 Oct 2021

Naval with Chris Dixon on the Tim Ferris Show

The Wonders of Web3, How to Pick the Right Hill to Climb, Finding the Right Amount of Crypto Regulation, Friends with Benefits, and the Untapped Potential of NFT.

01 Oct 2021

Naval Ravikant on Happiness, Reducing Anxiety, Crypto Stablecoins, and More | The Tim Ferriss Show

16 Oct 2020

14 Oct 2020

The Full Story of Naval Ravikant | The Angel Philosopher

Shane Parrish from Farnham Street (The Knowledge Project Podcast) writes: "It’s difficult to nail down exactly what we discuss in our conversation because I had so many questions to ask him. Naval is an incredibly deep thinker who challenges the status quo on so many things. This is an interview you’ll want to listen to, think a bit, and then listen to again."

17 Aug 2019

Joe Rogan Experience #1309 - Naval Ravikant

05 Jun 2019

Learning to Enjoy Being Alone is a Superpower on JRE

Naval speaks with Joe Rogan on the Joe Rogan Experience, taken from JRE #1309.

05 Jun 2019

A Fireside Chat with Naval Ravikant

Matthew Monahan co-founder at EHF interviews Naval at New Frontiers in New Zealand. They discuss blockchain, New Zealand tech, and the cult of entrepreneurship.

19 May 2019

15 Feb 2017

Talks at GS – Naval Ravikant: The Capital Play Behind Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Goldman Sachs. Held at the 2017 Private Internet Company Conference, Ravikant describes how he’s democratizing the investment process and how blockchain and cryptocurrencies in particular have helped usher in a broader group of investors. Learn more:

28 Dec 2017

A Conversation with Naval Ravikant and Ryan Shea | Blockstack Summit 2017

11 Aug 2017

Naval Ravikant tells Joe De Sena Taming Your Desires Makes You Unbeatable

Angel List Founder Naval Ravikant tells Spartan Race CEO and founder Joe De Sena It all boils down to desire. Is it possible to tame your monkey mind? The part of you that is constantly distracted by the desires and pleasures that will only soothe you in the short term? Ravikant says it's not only possible but it's necessary to reach a true sense of happiness. Ravikant also explains how to find your true calling and why doing so will give you the upper hand in any business or personal venture. You become unbeatable. Success may involve years of hard work, but paradoxically, not much struggle. Instead it’s about a quest for flow. How can we tap into that flow? Ravikant will show you. 


 1. If you want to be the best, you need to pick one thing to be the best at.

 2. The ones who succeed are the ones who are irrationally passionate about what they’re doing.

 3. Happiness is the sense that nothing is missing in this moment.

08 Aug 2017

The Angel Philosopher - The Knowledge Project Ep. #18

Naval with Tim Ferris on Happiness Hacks and the 5 Chimps Theory

The Tim Ferriss Show (Podcast). Tim writes: "When a guest is nominated for “Podcast of the Year,” that’s a good reason to bring them back for more. That’s why Naval Ravikant (@naval) is here for round two, and this time, he’s answering your most-requested questions. For those of you who missed his first episode, Naval is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He has invested in more than 100 companies, including many “unicorn” mega-successes. He is the person I call most for start-up advice."

20 Feb 2016

Naval Ravikant — The Person I Call Most for Startup Advice | The Tim Ferriss Show (Podcast)

29 Oct 2015

Naval Ravikant: The Prisoner's Dilemma

In a fireside chat with Sarah Lacy, AngelList founder Naval Ravikant talks about cheaters in the ecosystem.

16 Nov 2012