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Ep102 – Pedram Mokrian (Investor) on the 6 T’s of investment

My guest for Episode 102 of The Startup Playbook Podcast is Investor and Stanford Professor, Pedram Mokrian.

Pedram started his career as an Engineer and commodities trader before moving into the world of Venture Capital. He joined as the Principal of the Mayfield Fund, a global Venture Capital Fund with $1.8Bn under management, investing in seed through to Series B funding.

He now spends his time working with companies ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 50 companies and even The World Bank.

He is also the adjunct Professor at Stanford University where he teaches and advises entrepreneurs and global companies on entrepreneurship, business model disruption and technology innovation.

In this interview we discussed:

  • How to find the right opportunities and skills to acquire
  • Understanding your work vs personal risk personality
  • The 6 T’s of investment
  • How VCs filter through ideas
  • The future of corporate innovation

Show notes:

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