Nas’s debut album “Illmatic” is widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all times.
I’d like to share a bit about what he’s been up to outside of the music industry though.
Ben Horowitz from Andreessen Horowitz encouraged Nas to open his own VC firm. As a result, in 2014 Nas becomes a founding member of QueensBridge Venture Partners, a tech venture capital fund.
Some of their early investments:
– Bevel (sold to P&G)
– Ring (sold to Amazon for $1.1B)
– PillPack (sold to Walmart for ~$1B)
– HouseParty (sold to Epic)
– LANDR (a startup that uses big data and artificial intelligence to produce music)
Nas’ investment philosophy?
“People. That is the absolute No. 1. I love to bet on great people that inspire me and make me think or see things differently.”
🎵 If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)…