Traits to Look for in Founders & Young Investors - Keith Rabois

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TLDR Unless a founder possesses extraordinary traits that significantly increase the probability of success, they should not be invested in.

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    Unless a founder has an extraordinary trait that significantly increases the probability of success, they should not be invested in.
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    "The most amazing Founders can walk you through the roadmap from where they are to Super success and know how to avoid the pitfalls chop doors and navigate."
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    "The fact that he'd started his career out of college as a warehouse supervisor was insightful, but it's the other traits about this founder that make him extraordinary and a top one percent founder in the planet."
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    Proposed hypotheses for the shift include cultural influences, entitlement, and the nature of the businesses, but none of them are supported by data.
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    Founders Fund regularly debates and discusses their strategy, aiming to identify areas for improvement and amplification in their investments.
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    "Venture is a really hard business. It's to be successful in terms of driving true returns and distributions to the LPS and to yourself and your colleagues is pretty rare."
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    "Angel Investing plus CEO respect are pretty important predictors."
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