E748: LAUNCH Angel Summit: Top VC Brian Singerman, Founders Fund (fmr Google, angel) shares portfolio bests (Stemcentrx, SpaceX, DeepMind) & favorite bets

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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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Timestamps:

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

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