E749: James Altucher interviews Jason on his new book “Angel”: a guidebook to becoming a world-class investor — or founder — in America’s new system of wealth creation

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Filmed live at Squarespace NYC headquarters, James Altucher interviews Jason on his new book “Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups-Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000.” The book can be thought of as a guidebook on how to get into the entrepreneurial space, how to build and grow into it, how to succeed, and, if you are a founder – how to be a founder that VC’s want to invest in. Jason shares lessons learned investing in over 150 companies, how wealth creation changing, and the ways that people can change their financial status. Join us for a candid conversation about being an entrepreneur and learn how Jason has become one of the most successful angel investors in the tech sector.

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Timestamps:

01:37: How James Altucher and Jason met

06:47: To be a great angel investor, you need to have a great network and be fearless about asking for help

11:46: Approach to failed startups and importance of communication

19:20: Most people overestimate the downside of risk

22:28: Comparison of angel investing to poker

25:27: Secret to being a great investor

33:05: Thumbtack investment

35:25: Jeff Bezos and Amazon

36:27: This book is like a guidebook on how to get into the entrepreneurial space, how to build and grow into it, how to succeed, and if you’re a founder, how to be a founder that others want to invest in

37:20: Jason’s start in angel investing

39:09: Becoming wealthy has changed in this century than last century

47:00: Set unrealistic expectations and try to hit them

01:00:58: How Jason got into Uber

01:05:14: Don’t angel invest in companies until they’ve launched a product and have customers

01:08:07: James’ takeaways

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