Roelof Botha — Investing with the Finest, Ulysses Pacts, The Magic of Founder-Downside Match, How one can Use Pre-Mortems and Pre-Parades, Studying from Crucible Moments, and Daring to Dream (#618)


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“For those who’re not somewhat discontent, I don’t assume you’re alive.”

— Roelof Botha

Roelof Botha (@roelofbotha) has spent over 20 years constructing corporations in Silicon Valley. He started inside the partitions of nascent PayPal, which he joined in March of 2000 whereas finishing his MBA at Stanford. He turned CFO in 2001 and led the corporate by means of each its IPO in early 2002 and subsequent acquisition by eBay.

Roelof joined Sequoia Capital in 2003 to assist founders construct enduring companies. He leads the US/Europe enterprise as Managing Companion and serves as Senior Steward of the worldwide Sequoia Partnership. Roelof is a director of 23andMe, Chicken, Ethos, Evernote, Inside.com, Landis, mmhmm, MongoDB, Natera, Pendulum Therapeutics, Sq., and Unity Applied sciences. Beforehand, he was a director of corporations that embrace YouTube, Tumblr, Xoom, Assurex, and Eventbrite. He additionally led Sequoia’s funding in Instagram.

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#618: Roelof Botha — Investing with the Finest, Ulysses Pacts, The Magic of Founder-Downside Match, How one can Use Pre-Mortems and Pre-Parades, Studying from Crucible Moments, and Daring to Dream


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#286: The Man Who Taught Me How one can Make investments — Mike Maples

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SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE

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SHOW NOTES

  • [07:25] What’s the proper option to say Roelof Botha?
  • [08:14] 10 to the ninth: motivation within the margins of a Monday assembly pocket book.
  • [11:16] The Ulysses Pact.
  • [13:38] Who was Roelof’s grandfather?
  • [15:47] What’s actuarial science, and why did Roelof select it as his main?
  • [20:05] Recommendation for younger, aspiring entrepreneurs.
  • [21:44] Don Valentine and his 2×2 matrix.
  • [24:59] The founder-problem match.
  • [27:33] Don Valentine’s succinctness writ inexperienced.
  • [29:46] Pre-mortems and pre-parades.
  • [32:40] Why Sequoia is aptly named.
  • [36:38] Holding the workforce small will be such a giant deal.
  • [41:34] E book suggestions.
  • [44:07] Discovering steadiness within the relentless pursuit.
  • [46:37] What it was like for Roelof to lastly obtain his “10 to the ninth.”
  • [47:40] The Sequoia Capital Fund.
  • [49:40] How Sequoia’s payment construction maximizes worth for shoppers and retains the corporate sturdy.
  • [58:15] Failure? All of it is determined by the size of your ambition.
  • [1:01:37] How Roelof guides founders who needs to promote too quickly and for too little.
  • [1:06:48] Founders Roelof considers influential.
  • [1:09:39] Rising up Afrikaner.
  • [1:12:43] How Roelof set his sights on graduating faculty in first place.
  • [1:14:24] Silkworms.
  • [1:16:40] What Roelof’s TED Speak about a secondary curiosity would entail.
  • [1:18:05] Rugby.
  • [1:21:26] Roelof’s bodily routines for staying in form.
  • [1:24:17] Crucible moments.
  • [1:27:18] How Roelof wound up on the planet of Silicon Valley startups.
  • [1:34:01] Early days (and challenges) at PayPal.
  • [1:38:05] Memorable failures and the teachings they imparted.
  • [1:44:32] Dealing with VC’s excessive price of failure as somebody who hates to lose.
  • [1:48:01] In case of doldrums, please current home made pesto.
  • [1:49:15] What Peter Thiel taught Roelof about altering his thoughts.
  • [1:56:01] How professionalization in VC has developed over time.
  • [2:02:25] Roelof’s billboard.
  • [2:04:58] Parting ideas.

MORE ROELOF BOTHA QUOTES FROM THE INTERVIEW

“For those who’re not somewhat discontent, I don’t assume you’re alive.”
— Roelof Botha

“There are such a lot of issues to be solved. So long as there are issues, there are alternatives.”
— Roelof Botha

“At Sequoia, certainly one of our cultural frameworks is sustaining stress between individualism and teamwork. It’s not both/or, it’s and. We wish each. You should stick your neck out, it’s worthwhile to do distinctive work, it’s worthwhile to be accountable for what you do. However you additionally have to be supportive as a workforce member as a result of that’s a part of why we’ve been capable of endure as a partnership.”
— Roelof Botha

“Dare to dream.”
— Roelof Botha

“Recover from it. Go do it.”
— Roelof Botha

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I am Christian Nnakuzierem Alozie (Kris Kuzie Alozie). A native of Eziama Nneato in Umunneochi LGA, Abia State, Nigeria. I am an inspirational writer and a motivational speaker. And above all, a lover of charity.

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