Let’s talk about the PayPal mafia.
The PayPal mafia are a group of individuals who worked at PayPal during the initial stages of the company up until its acquisition by eBay. These individuals have gone on to become extremely successful VCs and founders themselves. Here’s 1/💈
The individuals in this group went on to found a few notable unicorns.
@PalantirTech
@Tesla
@LinkedIn
@Affirm
@YouTube
@SpaceX
@Yelp
To make a few. Note elon didn’t found Tesla but made it what it is today
Read @sarahcuda s book, “once lucky twice good.”
A lot of people have accredited the close knit culture and the intensely competitive environment. Let them to trust and build things together in the future.
Huge shoutout to @reidhoffman he looks like someone straight out of a godfather movie
@withfries2 what do you think contributed to this, since you’ve known @reidhoffman since Stanford

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22 Nov
Here’s a thread on the Airbnb S-1
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Airbnb was founded in 2007 then relaunched in august of 2008 by @bchesky @jgebbia @nathanblec .
They raised a preseed of 20k from @ycombinator in jan of 2009. Their first customer was an Indian man believe it or not. So initially they catered to people coming to town for 1/🧵
@POTUS44 events . Over 600 people used @Airbnb at that point. They even made 30,000 selling McCain and Obama cereals. @paulg tries to get @fredwilson on board but he declines. He’s written a pretty good post on that you should check that out. By March of 2009 @Airbnb 2/🧵
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21 Nov
I turned 20 today, here’s a few things that have helped along the way to get where I am, I have such a long way to go and I’m excited for the decade to come. A 🧵
Read a lot, read anything and everything you find on topics you like and want to learn more about. Here’s a few books I love :
Principles by @RayDalio
Poor Charlie’s almanack (Charlie Munger)
Seeking wisdom by Peter bevlin
Art of war by Sun Tzu
Sapiens by Yuval Harari
1/🧵
Learn from people you admire.
Follow closely what they did right but moreover focus on what they did wrong. Here’s a few of my idols in spaces I am interested in!
@rabois
@vkhosla
@elonmusk
@RayDalio
James Simons
Nikola Tesla
@johndoerr
@pmarca
Aim for the stars ✨
2/🧵
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21 Nov
Quick thread on the Doordash S-1💈 below
@DoorDash founded in 2013 by a group of Stanford graduates among which is current CEO @t_xu and @khoslaventures partner @evancharles . Doordash was part of YC then went on to raise 2.4 million $ funding from @saarsaar @rabois @arachleff to name a few.
The company made its 2/💈
First delivery in jan 12th 2013. They initially roll out in the Stanford campus. Seven months into founding they are incorporated in Delaware.

The vision? 🚀
To build a local on demand fedex. The key difference is @DoorDash build relationships and was much more than just a 3/💈
Read 14 tweets
21 Nov
Here are VC firms if they were NBA players . Let’s go

Sequoia @sequoia Image
Andreessen Horowitz @a16z
Accel @Accel
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