Elad Gil on his product-market driven thesis, importance of market pull, entering the “go public sooner” decade | Angel S5 E3





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Show notes:
1:05 Jason intros Elad Gil, Elad explains what he’s learned since he started angel investing 10+ years ago, Internet market caps growing 10X-30X over the last decade, software’s surface area
11:32 OurCrowd – Sign up for a free account at https://www.ourcrowd.com/twist
13:06 Understanding Clubhouse’s valuation, a history of “overpriced” standout social apps, monetization options
19:01 Potential of paying it forward to black creators
25:01 LinkedIn Jobs – Post your first job free at https://www.linkedin.com/angel
26:32 SPACs, startups going public earlier, theories on why “stay private longer” was popular in the 2010s and why 2020s looks like the “go public faster” decade
33:11 Thoughts on selling secondary shares & selling in public markets
36:04 Odoo – Get your first app free & $1000 off your first implementation pack at https://odoo.com/twist
37:36 How the pandemic endgame impacts his investment thesis, Israel’s incredible vaccine distribution
47:07 Elad’s thesis: product-market driven OVER team driven, importance of market pull in non-obvious markets, using growth rate to determine market size
54:34 Amazon’s sustained growth rate, how consumer companies accelerate at scale, big tech’s best acquisitions
1:00:49 Self-driving, VTOLs, future tech epicenters, work from home

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