Reid Hoffman on the Joby Aviation SPAC, lessons from early Airbnb & Facebook bets, passing on Stripe & SpaceX, investment thesis & more | Angel S5 E6

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Show notes:
1:07 Jason intros Reid Hoffman & they discuss the Joby Aviation VTOL SPAC, VTOLs vs. self-driving
11:53 Assure – Get 20% off your first SPV at http://assure.co/angel
13:26 Reid on setting up the meeting between Peter Thiel and Mark Zuckerberg, hitting a 20000x+ with Facebook, opportunities for sustained growth in the big tech reaches population limitations
18:02 When business leaders should speak up on certain issues
23:50 Reinstating Trump’s accounts
25:15 LinkedIn Jobs – Post your first job free at https://www.linkedin.com/angel
26:50 Anti-portfolio: Reid tells the story of missing on Stripe, is ownership % overrated?
36:12 Odoo – Get your first app free & $1000 off your first implementation pack at https://odoo.com/twist
37:31 Navigating potential portfolio conflicts
40:59 Lessons from hitting on Airbnb with his first investment at Greylock
49:15 Passing on SpaceX after an Elon pitch, returning billions to LPs in one investment
54:28 Reid’s process for being a world-class investor, breaking down the Clubhouse investment
1:01:08 Investing over Zoom, future of Silicon Valley & San Francisco, Reid’s next act

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