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Founders Fund's Singerman: Larry Page Is One Of The Best CEOs Ever

Founders Fund's Singerman: Larry Page Is One Of The Best CEOs Ever

Brian Singerman, a general partner at Founders Fund, was ranked fifth on the Forbes annual Midas List, which is a ranking of the top venture capitalists. Among some of the fund's holdings include Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) and privately held Spotify, Lyft, Airbnb, SpaceX and Palantir.

Speaking as a guest on CNBC's "Squawk Alley" segment, Singerman offered his thoughts on Facebook's management team. First, he recalled his early-stage investment in Facebook, noting that a main consideration was the "fantastic" leadership team.

Singerman went on to talk about the time he worked at Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) as an employee and found Larry Page to be one of the best CEOs ever because of his ability to think "very, very, very, long term" and create an appropriate long-term strategy to "get where he wants to go."

What About Musk?

Singerman is also very familiar with Elon Musk's leadership style as his fund owns a stake in Musk's SpaceX company.

Musk also serves as the CEO of Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) and running the two companies makes Musk "very much a visionary" and also "someone who gets it done."

"The combination of vision plus the ability to execute is always what we are looking for in a 'founder,'" he said. "Those are in my mind the top two traits of a fantastic founding CEO."

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Image Credit: "Charlie Rose interviewing Larry Page at TED2014" By Steve Jurvetson -, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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