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Investments

208

Portfolio Exits

63

About Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant is an angel investor who generally invests $50K - $500K in young, emerging companies with a focus on those located in the San Francisco Bay Area or NY companies. Ravikant generally invests in consumer-facing startups and looks for social proof/traction of the company's product. He aims to assist portfolio companies with assistance on fundraising, viral marketing, and ecommerce. Ravikant is the co-founder of VentureHacks (http://www.venturehacks.com) and it's offshot AngelList (www.angel.co). He also formerly founded Epinions.com and Vast.com. Naval Ravikant is an entrepreneur and angel investor, and also the co-author of Venture Hacks. Previously he was the co-founder at Genoa Corp (acquired by Finisar), Epinions.com (IPO via Shopping.com), Hive7, Inc., and Vast.com (now one of the largest auto shopping networks online). Naval has also served as an advisor to Bix.com, iPivot, and XFire, among others.

Headquarters Location

San Francisco, California,

United States

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Darwinium Secures $10M in Funding

Nov 4, 2022

Darwinium , a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a Customer Protection Platform, raised $10M in funding. The round was led by Blackbird with participation from Airtree, and angel investors including Naval Ravikant and Jeff Fagnan. The company intends to use the funds to elevate the global launch into the security and fraud sector, will be targeted towards both product and customer expansion. Led by CEO Alisdair Faulkner, Darwinium provides a customer protection platform that holistically assesses every digital interaction to identify bad behavior, in real time. The company delivers risk-based journey orchestration across every digital touchpoint – Web, Apps and APIs, to reduce latency and improves agility, while maintaining absolute privacy of user data. Using this intelligence, businesses can orchestrate risk-appropriate customer journeys, integrating native capabilities and third-party services, and make risk decisions that enable good customers, and block adversaries, all in real time. Darwinium is already seeing early success with customers across global travel, ecommerce, banking, payments and gaming. The company also has offices in London, UK, and Sydney, Australia. FinSMEs

Naval Ravikant Investments

208 Investments

Naval Ravikant has made 208 investments. Their latest investment was in Darwinium as part of their Seed VC on November 11, 2022.

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Naval Ravikant Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/3/2022

Seed VC

Darwinium

$10M

Yes

3

9/20/2022

Seed VC

TrueFoundry

$2.3M

Yes

25

9/7/2022

Seed VC

QA Wolf

$20.1M

Yes

11

7/18/2022

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

7/18/2022

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

11/3/2022

9/20/2022

9/7/2022

7/18/2022

7/18/2022

Round

Seed VC

Seed VC

Seed VC

Seed VC

Seed VC

Company

Darwinium

TrueFoundry

QA Wolf

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Amount

$10M

$2.3M

$20.1M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

25

11

10

10

Naval Ravikant Portfolio Exits

63 Portfolio Exits

Naval Ravikant has 63 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Remix on October 31, 2022.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

10/31/2022

Acquired

$99M

1

10/25/2022

Merger

$99M

2

6/1/2022

Acquired

$99M

3

2/16/2022

Acquired

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$99M

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10

12/22/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

10/31/2022

10/25/2022

6/1/2022

2/16/2022

12/22/2021

Exit

Acquired

Merger

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

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10

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