Delian Asparouhov

About Me

I'm currently a Partner at Founders Fund. Before this I was a Principal at Khosla Ventures, the head of growth at Teespring, and the founder of a healthcare company called Nightingale. I'm Bulgarian, I like to ski, and I'm better with computers than people.

Here's what I've worked on as an investor so far, i.e. my portfolio

Here's what I like to read so far, i.e. my bookshelf (coming soon)

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Blog posts


Thirty Observations at Thirty


Lessons from Keith Rabois Essay 5: How to Become a Magnet for Talent and Assess Talent

Sword Health Investment Memo

Lessons from Keith Rabois Essay 4: How to run an Effective Board Meeting and make an Effective Board Deck

Lessons from Keith Rabois Essay 3: How to be an Effective Executive

Lessons from Keith Rabois Essay 2: How to Interview an Executive

Lessons from Keith Rabois Essay 1: How to become a Venture Capitalist


How to Raise Money before Launch


How Square taught me to be an entrepreneur


I was an intern at Square and going through my freshman/sophmore year at MIT. These first couple essays actually got onto the top of hacker news and are what originally made me think I might actually like writing

Why I Joined RoughDraft

Coffee and Shoestrings (HN submission)

Everyone Poops (HN submission)

Interface Design with a Homeless Person (HN submission)