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.- Companies that help you improve your sleep with personalized solutions.- 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.
Delian Asparouhov (@zebulgar), investor at Founders Fund, and Felix Ejeckam (@felixejeckam), CEO of Akash Systems, join Erik on this episode.They discuss:- The market map of the space space.- The evolution of the industry and how we got to where we are now.- The incredible possibilities that can be enabled by the companies working in space today.- What the “iPhone moment” could be for the industry.- How the government interacts with the space and the implications for companies within it.- Their predictions for when people might be living in space.Remember to apply for the winter vintage of our Network Catalyst accelerator! It is a personalized program that features masterclasses from some of the best in Silicon Valley and a dedicated network leader focused on making the introductions you need to turbocharge your company. You can participate in-person in San Francisco or virtually from anywhere around the world. Find out more and apply at villageglobal.vc/networkcatalyst.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.Venture Stories is brought to you by Village Global, is hosted by co-founder and partner, Erik Torenberg and is produced by Brett Bolkowy.
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