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Chamillionaire is a now a very successful entrepreneur, serving as a consultant for several tech start-ups. The rapper, most known for “Ridin” aligned himself with powerhouse Mark Suster’s Los Angeles-based investment firm Upfront Ventures and has been appointed an official entrepreneur-in-residence. Watch Chamillionaire flex his expertise on the industry in a lengthy video above and check out a quote form Suster’s official announcement below.
After seeing Chamillionaire interact with several entrepreneurs both at events and as an investor I started introducing him to startups in an advisory capacity. It always started the same way a founder would ask for an intro because they figured he could help with promotion. And after one meeting they started asking for his advice about marketing, customer engagement, product design, monetization whatever.
Chamillionaire has a way more refined sense of what customer behavior is like than most ivy league graduates with nice Powerpoint slides that I meet. If you want to get schooled by a guy whos done it all I suggest watching this video interview I did with him that has already been watched 55,000 times or if you prefer a summary version in writing its here. A while back Chamillionaire started telling me he wanted to immerse himself even more in the tech world learning to build products, studying different business models and committing himself to being a true tech entrepreneur. He attends many of the high-profile tech conferences and has been hanging out with a few partners at Y Combinator and such.