Founder Naval Ravikant sat down with us to talk about AngelList. Here’s what he had to say.

What we do

We are a platform for startups to meet investors, talent and incubators. We are a small team making a big impact. We want to set founders and investors up for success.

Focus on smart

Our team is organized as if each team member is his or her own startup. We hire entrepreneurs. Being a designer or coder isn’t enough. You have to want to build something.

Startups aren’t here to change the world, they’re here to save the world—by bringing us innovation that advances humankind. We serve startups that are saving the world. We eliminate the frictions along their way.

Why we succeed

Our corporate policy is to ask for forgiveness, not permission. This is engrained into our culture and leads to increased speed and diversity of decision making. This is a unique policy, and we think it’s a key part of our success.

What would surprise someone about AngelList

Our team is only 13 people.

A quote that inspires us 

“We didn’t get here by playing the rules of the game. We got here by setting the rules of the game.” – Chris Albrecht, CEO of HBO