How long have they been in the field? What kind of education do they have? Work experience? Have they run any successful ICOs? Do they advise on any ICOs?
How many followers do they have? Where else do they write/speak? How does what they say influence the market at large?
How active are they on social? Are they one of the first to comment on breaking events? Do they respond to followers?
Do they only cover one topic/aspect or do they cover cryptocurrency and the blockchain as a whole? Are they focused on the crypto market or do they discuss finances at large?
Naval Ravikant, founder of several successful companies including AngelList, has turned his talents and attention to cryptocurrency. In part, this has manifested in his building and running two cryptocurrency companies of his own, MetaStable Capital and CoinList. MetaStable Capital is a stealth-mode hedge fund devoted to cryptocurrency investing and in addition to Ravikant is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Union Square Ventures, and Founders Fund, according to Fortune. Basically, all the very biggest Silicon Valley venture capitalists are involved, and Ravikant appears to be the face of it. Ravikant wants to make investing in ICOs safer.
Once called the “startup kindmaker” Naval Ravikant has invested in some of the biggest mainstream tech unicorns; including Twitter, Uber, Change.org, Codeacademy, Disqus, and Foursquare. Recently he has also invested in 21 Inc. and Blockstack, and Kraken. He previously co-founded Epinions (which went public as part of Shopping.com) and Vast.com. He is an active Angel investor, and have invested in dozens of companies, including Twitter, Uber, Yammer, Stack Overflow and Wanelo.
Naval Ravikant has securely gained a spot as one of the most influence individuals world-wide. After founding several successful companies of his own, and serving as an advisor to many more, no one can doubt that Ravikant must know the secret to success. He is and or has been and advisor to over 30 big names including Twitter, Venture Hacks, Vast, and Uber. It’s no wonder that he has been referred to as the “startup kindmaker.”
A bit proponent of reading and pursuing knowledge, Naval is knowledgeable in many different fields. Those you following him gain more than insights into concurrency, but also into his philosophy on life and happiness as well.
Ravikant is very active on his twitter profile, with several tweets and retweets going out daily. His Facebook page, however, no longer seems to be maintained. He doesn’t appear to actively maintain any other social platforms outside of Twitter, but his lack of social presence across the web can make up for the many articles, guest appearances, and other activities he is involved with.
If you are invested in cryptocurrency, Ravikant is somebody you should’ve been following yesterday.