How Native Grew From $0 to a $100m Acquisition in Two years

The famous startup investor Paul Graham once said he could tell who was a winner with one simple question: Could you describe the person as an animal?

Graham looks for people who maybe take their work a little too seriously — someone, as he says, “who does what they do so well that they pass right through professional and cross over into obsessive.”

Moiz Ali fits this definition more so than anyone I know. He’s instinctive, blunt, and ruthless. We first met in 2014 at The Founder’s Dojo, the legendary free San Francisco business incubator started by Dave Grossblatt, and we have since become friends.