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Session Preview: Naval Ravikant on Building a "Fundable" Company

Naval Ravikant is an avid angel investor and Co-Founder of AngelList and VentureHacks. In this talk, Naval breaks down the five key components of making your company "fundable" - including, in order, 1. Traction, 2. Team, 3. Product, 4. Social Proof, and 5. Pitch/ Presentation. He implores new companies to focus on doing one of these things exceptionally well (versus trying to do them all moderately well), and also shares several “hacks” to raise funding.

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