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Angel Season 4 Episode 2: Dan Rose, Chairman at Coatue Management

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"Angel" podcast: Season 4 Episode 2!

Dan Rose, Chairman at Coatue Management is leading a $700M early-stage fund, shares insights on working with Jeff Bezos & Mark Zuckerberg during pivotal years at Amazon & Facebook, 100+ angel investments, standout founder traits & more.

Favorite Moments đŸ”„:
1:52 Dan on getting an internship at Amazon in 1999 and meeting Jeff Bezos
6:55 What was it like incubating the Kindle?
10:04 How did Bezos grow as a leader & businessman during Dan's tenure at Amazon?
18:21 How does Bezos' ability to turn Amazon around in the eyes of public investors relate to Uber, Lyft and other large & unprofitable companies? How does Bezos inspire so much loyalty?
26:08 How did Dan wind up at Facebook as employee ~130? 
32:13 Who created the original Facebook News Feed?
42:50 Where do Elon, Bezos & Zuckerberg rank in the Pantheon of Entrepreneurs?
44:06 How did the billion-dollar acquisition offer from Yahoo! fall apart?
48:30 Insights on the Instagram deal
51:00 How Facebook bounced back from the stock dropping from $31 to $17 shortly after IPO & how Dan's experience at Amazon helped him rally the troops?
1:03:01 How did Dan wind up at Coatue Management leading a $700M early-stage fund?
1:08:01 What is Coatue's strategy around data science?

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