about this episode
In under a decade, Founders Fund has become what many people would consider to be in the Top 5 in the venture capital space. Filmed live on stage at the 2017 LAUNCH Angel Summit in Napa Valley, Jason interviews Founders Fund’s top VC Brian Singerman. In this special episode of TWiST, Brian shares highlights from portfolio investments, the criteria for a Founders Fund investment, AI predictions, and more. Plus, find out the 3 parts to Brian’s approach to early stage investments and working with angel investors.
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01:33: In under a decade, Founders Fund has made it to the Top 5 in the VC space
02:29: Stem Centrics investment
04:28: Space X investment
06:05: Palantir investment
07:54: DeepMind investment
12:33: Who will be the big investment beneficiary of AI: Google, Amazon, Facebook, or other?
15:16: Predictions on A.I.’s impact on white collar jobs
17:19: Polarization of wealth in the country
20:54: Brian describes what it’s like working with Peter Thiel, especially in relation to his support for Trump
22:32: Brian’s approach to early stage investments and working with angel investors
23:47: Criteria for a Founders Fund investment