Pedram Mokrian is Adjunct Professor at Stanford University and a lecturer at the Haas School of business at UC Berkeley where he teaches and advises entrepreneurs and global 1000 companies alike on entrepreneurship, business model disruption, and technology innovation strategy. He was previously a Principal at Mayfield, one of Silicon Valley’s most storied venture capital firms, where he was part of the investment team with over $3.5B assets under management. Mokrian is a founding Partner of the Ratio Academy, New Line Ventures, and an Entrepreneur in Residence at General Electric. He also serves as a mentor or advisor to a number of start-ups, innovation incubators, including the Texas Medical Center Innovation Center and Innovation Labs, and serves on the advisory board of Phillips66.
Pedram partners with people and organizations to help them better understand, invest in, and apply emerging technologies and business models to accelerate and materialize new ventures. Whether they are early-stage start-ups to the Fortune 50 and the World Bank, Pedram shares his expertise from collaborating with hundreds of business leaders and entrepreneurs across five continents.
Pedram holds a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, and a Master and Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Windsor.