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Assure presents What's Going on in Venture with Sahil Lavingia.  Lavingia is the founder of Gumroad, which is an online platform that facilitates the sale of products by creators directly to consumers. He founded the company in 2011 with the intention of making selling as easy as social sharing.

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FUTURE OF HUMANITY
" I actually think what we’ll see — 10, 15 years from now and looking back, is that almost anyone who invested in enough early-stage tech deals did well because that’s the future of humanity — people innovating and creating new talk, new technology, new software, new hardware…That’s the frontier. And it’s the same regardless of where you invest, who you invest in. I think (broadly) every single person I know who’s an angel investor has done incredibly well."
 
BEING IN THE KNOW GETS YOU INTO THE ROUND
"Even today, a big part of getting into a hot company is just knowing that the round is happening…Just being aware. You don’t have to be the best possible investor on Planet Earth; you just need to be one of the 10 to 15 people that they talked to first – before the round closed."

About Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia is the founder and CEO of Gumroad, a web platform where creators can sell products directly to consumers. Prior to founding Gumroad, Lavingia worked as a designer and engineer at virtual DJ website Turntable.fm and was an early employee at personal curation site Pinterest with a focus on both front-end and back-end development. He attended the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering.


 

About Gumroad

Gumroad exists to help every creative earn a living selling the stuff they make directly to their audience.

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