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31 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Keith Rabois. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Keith Rabois, often where they are interviewed.

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31 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Keith Rabois. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Keith Rabois, often where they are interviewed.

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Keith Rabois’s Advice For Angel Investors

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Episode: Keith Rabois’s Advice For Angel Investors
Pub date: 2020-11-15
Keith Rabois (@rabois), partner at Founders Fund, joins Erik on this episode. It was recorded as part of an On Deck event. They discuss:

- How he would compare the state of angel investing when he was getting started years ago to angel investing today.

- His learnings about building a better filter for whether to take a meeting or not, and what he looks for in a person’s LinkedIn profile.

- Portfolio allocation and how much to allocate to angel investing.

- What differentiates people who are an executive and angel versus those who are full-time VCs.

- Whether he plans to invest in crypto.

- Thoughts on pricing and the differences in pricing considerations between angels and VCs.

- How he uses Twitter.

- Trends he sees and ideas he’s exploring.

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Nov 15 2020 · 1hr 6mins
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Keith Rabois’s Advice For Angel Investors

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Keith Rabois (@rabois), partner at Founders Fund, joins Erik on this episode. It was recorded as part of an On Deck event. They discuss:

- How he would compare the state of angel investing when he was getting started years ago to angel investing today.

- His learnings about building a better filter for whether to take a meeting or not, and what he looks for in a person’s LinkedIn profile.

- Portfolio allocation and how much to allocate to angel investing.

- What differentiates people who are an executive and angel versus those who are full-time VCs.

- Whether he plans to invest in crypto.

- Thoughts on pricing and the differences in pricing considerations between angels and VCs.

- How he uses Twitter.

- Trends he sees and ideas he’s exploring.

Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. 

Check us out on the web at www.villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.

Want to get updates from us? Subscribe to get a peek inside the Village. We’ll send you reading recommendations, exclusive event invites, and commentary on the latest happenings in Silicon Valley. www.villageglobal.vc/signup
Nov 15 2020 · 1hr 6mins

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Operators Ep 14: Keith Rabois (Founders Fund)

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Keith Rabois is currently a general partner at Founders Fund. Prior to joining Founders Fund, Keith was an early executive at several successful companies including PayPayl, LinkedIn, and the COO of Square. He also spent six years at Khosla Ventures prior to joining Founders Fund.

In this episode we talk about Keith’s start as a lawyer and why he decided to leave law, the moment he knew PayPal was going to be a success, and his philosophy on goal alignment. He also shares his thoughts on the joy he has for team building and mentoring, why regulatory risk doesn’t scare him, and the days when he used to scan every LinkedIn profile.

I hope you enjoy the show.

Transcript available here.

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Nov 09 2020 · 1hr 12mins
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Ep. 62: Keith Rabois, In Defense of Big Tech

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Keith Rabois, General Partner at Founders Fund and outspoken Silicon Valley investor, joins The Realignment to discuss the 2020 election, Supreme Court packing, conflict between the U.S. and China, and debates over tech and antitrust.
Oct 13 2020 · 1hr 1min

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Keith Rabois and Jacob Helberg on The US-China Cold War, The Election, and Silicon Valley

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Keith Rabois (@rabois), partner at Founders Fund, and Jacob Helberg (@jacobhelberg), senior advisor at Stanford Cyber, adjunct fellow at CSIS, and formerly of Google, join Erik on this episode.

They discuss:

- Why the US is indeed in a cold war with China.

- The roles of DC and Silicon Valley in this new cold war.

- The reasons for the foreign policy establishment’s dovishness on China.

- How economic foreign policy became decoupled from national foreign policy.

- TikTok, and how tech and geopolitics will intersect in the future.

- How the election might play out.

- SPACs and how going public will change in the next 12-24 months.

- The impact of COVID on valuations in public and private markets.

- How COVID impacts remote work and Silicon Valley.

Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. 

Check us out on the web at villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.
Sep 27 2020 · 1hr 8mins
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SaaStr 353: Unicorns and Decacorns in 2020: What's Changed and What Hasn't with Keith Rabois, General Partner at Founders Fund and Jason Lemkin, CEO, and Founder of SaaStr

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Keith Rabois (Paypal, Linkedin, Square) and SaaStr Founder Jason Lemkin talk about the landscape of SaaS & Cloud fundraising and valuation in 2020. 

Jul 16 2020 · 28mins
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Keith Rabois on how Contrarians Think: The Early Days of Square, Yelp, & PayPal

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In this episode of the NFX Podcast, Keith Rabois and James Currier examine the rule deviation behind some of technology's greatest startup feats — PayPal, Square, Yelp, and even Apple, Tesla, and SpaceX.

They discuss:
- The 5 People You Spend the Most Time With: It's easy to be a contrarian. It's hard to be right. What are the environmental and psychological factors needed to really think for yourself?
- The Extreme 1% of the Bell Curve: A framework for rule deviation that leads to invention, not replication.
- Being a Founder is Like Chewing Glass: The 3 biggest factors Keith cites that made the early PayPal team so strong, going on to create YouTube, Tesla, SpaceX, LinkedIn, Yammer, & more.
- Counterintuitive KPIs that Transformed Yelp, PayPal, & Square: The non-obvious (even ridiculous-at-first) KPIs that changed their trajectory.
- & much more

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Jun 30 2020 · 1hr 3mins
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288: Keith Rabois on the State of the World

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Keith Rabois is a General Partner at Founders Fund and is one of the most respected minds in Silicon Valley. He previously was part of the PayPal mafia, served as the COO of Square, and co-founded real estate company OpenDoor. Keith also has invested in many industry defining businesses including Yelp, Linkedin, and hundreds of others. 


In this conversation, we discussed the coronavirus, the economic crisis, the Federal Reserve's actions, the issue with bad data, what we should learn from all of this, how OpenDoor is doing, what an economic recovery may look like, why Sundar Pichai should lose his job at Google, and how Chinese spies may have infiltrated big tech companies.


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May 06 2020 · 1hr 50mins
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Delian Asparouhov’s Lessons From Keith Rabois

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Delian Asparouhov (@zebulgar), principal at Founders Fund, joins Erik on this episode.

They discuss:

- Delian’s essays on what he’s learned from working with Keith Rabois at Founders Fund, and why he says “osmosis is the best way to learn.”

- How they evaluate talent in general, and specifically founders.

- Why he says that the more technical the company, the better the founder has to be at fundraising and storytelling.

- Why they are more excited about lending these days.

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- What the “business equation” means for a company and Keith’s rules of thumb for figuring out whether it’s viable or not.

- What to look for when interviewing executives, and the difference between value-creating and value-protecting positions.

Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform.

Check us out on the web at villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.
Mar 10 2020 · 53mins
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Keith Rabois Interviewed by Dan Primack | Upfront Summit 2020

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Keith Rabois of Founders Fund sits down with Dan Primack of Axios to discuss making big bets in venture, how Founders Fund operates as a partnership with unique perspectives, and his views on the upcoming election cycle.
Feb 03 2020 · 24mins
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