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Dartmouth College, B.A. 1995
Computer Science & Economics

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Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant is the chairman of Vast.com and previously founded Genoa Corporation (acquired by Finisar) and Epinions (which went public as part of Shopping.com).

Previously, he was a venture partner at August Capital and led investments in Scintera, Neopath, Technorati, Microdisplay, DeviceScape, and Mimosa.

Startups Naval has helped and advised in areas ranging from founding to product design to fundraising include iPivot (sold to Intel), Intrinsic Graphics, Andale, XFire (sold to Viacom), HedgeStreet, Engage, Photo.net, LoyaltyLab, Jaman, Hive7, Dulance (sold to Google), and Bix (sold to Yahoo!). Naval currently manages a small fund focused on early-stage social media investments and co-authors Venturehacks.com.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Crew 4/2014Venture Round$2.1M5
Ramen 3/2014Angel$85k3
Attune 2/2014Seed$2M8
Crowdtilt 12/2013Series B$23M12
MediaSpike 11/2013Series A$5.2M10
Shyp 9/2013Seed$2.1M22
LegalReach 8/2013Seed$900k2
Cover pay 5/2013Seed$1.5M14
Crowdtilt 3/2013Series A$12M8
Cheers 3/2013Series A$2.5M4
Vurb 2/2013Seed$1.5M13
BlackJet 10/2012Venture Round$2.14M29
Tracks.by 8/2012Seed17
GiveForward 7/2012Series A$2M4
Rally.org 6/2012Series A$7.9M21
Wanelo 6/2012Venture Round$3M10
Farmeron 5/2012Seed$1.4M8
Stipple 5/2012Series A$5M13
Locu 4/2012Series A$4M8
Gaston Labs 3/2012Debt$100k11
Scan 2/2012Seed$1.7M13
Remind101 1/2012Seed$1M11
Incident Technologies 11/2011Seed$745k13
Visual.ly 10/2011Seed$2M11
Egomotion 10/2011Seed$1.1M12
Flowdock 10/2011Seed$650k5
ShowMe 8/2011Seed$800k8
One Inc. 7/2011Seed$1M8
ZEFR 7/2011Series B$7M7
Ostrovok 5/2011Series A$13.6M15
Postmates 5/2011Angel$750k10
Listia 4/2011Seed$1.75M8
Sosh 3/2011Seed$1M11
Zaarly 3/2011Seed$1M8
Tinychat 1/2011Debt$1.5M7
MileWise 1/2011Seed$1.5M18
Circle Inc 1/2011Angel$1M14
Friend.ly 1/2011Series A$5M12
MightyText 2011Seed$650k10
Topguest 11/2010Series A$2M6
Stipple 11/2010Seed$2M11
ZEFR 11/2010Series A$3M7
Estately 11/2010Angel$800k6
Uber 10/2010Angel$1.25M15
OtherInbox 9/2010Series A$1.5M11
BranchOut 9/2010Series A$6M17
Opzi 9/2010Angel$1M9
Udemy 8/2010Seed$1M11
AeroFS 8/2010Seed11
Kima Labs 8/2010Seed$770k6
Tello 7/2010Seed$1M12
LearnBoost 7/2010Angel$975k10
Revnetics 7/2010Seed3
Heyzap 6/2010Series A$3M4
Stack Exchange 5/2010Series A$6M10
Optimizely 3/2010Angel$1.2M21
Hitpost 1/2010Debt8
Cardpool 1/2010Seed17
500Friends 12/2009Seed$1.4M15
SnapLogic 10/2009Series A$2.3M4
Fluther 9/2009Seed$600k7
Heyzap 5/2009Seed$650k5
Sweepery 9/2008Debt$250k1
DocVerse 7/2008Seed$1.3M4
Feedjit 1/2008Angel$450k3
Circle of Moms 1/2008Seed3
SocialMedia.com 10/2007Series A$3.5M4
Mesmo.tv 10/2007Series A$900k7
Twitter 7/2007Series A$5M10

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  1. Freelancer Marketplace Ooomf Becomes Crew, Grabs $2.1 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  3. Citation Needed [add]
  4. Crowdtilt Raises Another $23 Million From Andreessen Horowitz & Others For International Expansion, Enterprise Tools (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. MediaSpike Raises $5.2M To Bring More Product Placement To Mobile And Social Games (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Shyp Raises $2.1M To Pick Up And Ship Your Stuff (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. LegalReach Raises $900K in Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  8. Cover Raises $1.5M From OATV And Others To Bring Uber-Like Payments To Restaurants (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  9. Crowdfunding Platform Crowdtilt Lands $12M From Sean Parker, Andreessen & More; Now Acquiring To Expand Into Mobile (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  10. Cheers Raises $2.5M Series A To Expand Its Positivity Network And Make The Case To Brands (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. Contextual Content Engine Vurb Raises More Than $1.5M From Max Levchin And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  12. Uber Co-Founder Garrett Camp Launches BlackJet, The “Uber For Private Jets” (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  13. Citation Needed [add]
  14. GiveForward Raises $2 Million For Crowd-sourced Donation Service (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  15. Social Fundraising Platform, Rally.org, Raises $7.9 Million to Rally the World (finance.yahoo.com) [edit]
  16. Naval Ravikant joins board of Wanelo as the fast-growing social commerce site expands beyond its mall rat demographic (pandodaily.com) [edit]
  17. Farmeron raises $1.4M to bring cloud services to farmers (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  18. Image Monetization Startup Stipple Raises $5M Led By Floodgate And Relevance (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  19. Data-Focused Locu Raises $4M Series A From General Catalyst, Lowercase, Lightbank & SV Angel (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  20. angel.co [edit]
  21. Scan Gets $1.7M From Google Ventures And Shervin Pishevar To Make QR Codes Actually Useful (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  22. Citation Needed [add]
  23. Citation Needed [add]
  24. Visual.ly Raises $2 Million To Make Even More Infographics (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  25. Tagstand Raises $1.1 Million To Help Take NFC Mainstream (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  26. TechCrunch: CrunchFund, Angels Back Flowdock, A Group Chat Application For Teams (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  27. Tablet Education Startup ShowMe Raises $800,000 From Lerer Ventures, SV Angel, And Betaworks (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  28. SV Angel, True Ventures And Others Put $1 Million Into Interest-Based Connections App One (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  29. Armed With $7M In New Funding, Movieclips Lands Deal With YouTube To Be The Vevo Of Film Clips (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  30. Ostrovok Raises $13.6M in Series A Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  31. Citation Needed [add]
  32. Andreessen Horowitz Leads $1.75M Round In Freebie Marketplace Listia (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  33. Offline Labs Goes Online With $1 Million Seed Round. Enter The Project Dragon: Sosh (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  34. Zaarly Launches Realtime, Local Marketplace To The Public (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  35. Tinychat Raises $1.5M From Kutcher, Diddy And Others, Is Just Getting Started (techcrunch.com) []
  36. Stealth Milewise Raises $1.5 Million To Help People Cash In On Reward Programs (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  37. techcrunch.com [edit]
  38. Inside Facebook (insidefacebook.com) [edit]
  39. Ex-Googlers Launch MightyText, An iMessage For Android Users (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  40. Topguest Checks In With $2M Series A, Peter Thiel As Advisor (fis.dowjones.com) [edit]
  41. Stipple Raises $2M From Kleiner Perkins, Mike Maples … And Justin Timberlake (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  42. MOVIECLIPS.com Raises $3M in Series A Funding Round (finsmes.com) [edit]
  43. Estately Raises $800K; Now Allows Users To Search For Homes Based On School Districts (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  44. UberCab raises $1.25M to end your futile search for taxis (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  45. Austin startup OtherInBox raises $1.5 million for expansion (statesman.com) [edit]
  46. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  47. Citation Needed [add]
  48. TechCrunch - Udemy (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  49. YC-Funded AeroFS: It's Like Dropbox, But it Runs Inside Your Firewall (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  50. techcrunch.com [edit]
  51. Photographic Evidence Of Stealth Startup Tello Raising $100k (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  52. LearnBoost raises a VC and angel round (learnboost.com) [edit]
  53. SoftTech Report [edit]
  54. HeyZap Lands Another $3 Million In Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  55. All-Star Team Backs StackOverflow to Go Beyond Programming Questions (readwriteweb.com) [edit]
  56. Optimizely A/B Tests Its Way To $1.2 Million In Funding From A Roster Of Top Angels (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  57. Hitpost Inc. is Building the Next Generation Sports Network (markets.dispatch.com) [edit]
  58. Citation Needed [add]
  59. Startups And Top Investors Unite At Y Combinator's Tenth Demo Day (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  60. Data integration company SnapLogic raises another $2.3M (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  61. Fluther Raises $600k From Top Valley Investors For Crowd-Sourced Answers (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  62. Heyzap Closes Seed Funding Round For Its Flash Gaming Widget (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  63. Citation Needed [add]
  64. More funding for document collaboration: DocVerse raises $1.3M (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  65. Citation Needed [add]
  66. Circle of Moms gets circle of traffic (digital.venturebeat.com) [edit]
  67. techcrunch.com [edit]
  68. techcrunch.com [edit]
  69. More Information On That Secretive Twitter Financing (techcrunch.com) []
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