How Rap Genius Raised $1.8M Without Knowing What They Were Doing

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Tom Lehman is co-­founder and CEO of Genius. Originally from Miami, Florida, Lehman attended Yale University, where he majored in Ethics, Politics, and Economics, as well as Mathematics and Philosophy. Before founding Genius, he worked as a programmer at the hedge fund D.E. Shaw.

It’s August 25th 2011 – three days after demo day and 115 days after May 2, 2011, the day Osama died and Rap Genius got into Y Combinator.

Ilan and I are at the San Francisco Four Seasons for our first meeting with an actual real investor and the setup is perfect. It’s this baller-ass Russian dude – perfect level of stubble, the supplest Diesel jeans, suede loafers, no socks whatsoever.

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