Bio


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. He also serves as a mentor or advisor to a number of start-ups, innovation incubators, including Global Innovation Catalyst, the Texas Medical Center Innovation Center, Innovation Labs, MISO, and Moog, and serves on the advisory board of Phillips66.

Academic Appointments


  • Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., Stanford University, Management Science and Engineering (2009)
  • MSc, University of Windsor, Electrical and Computer Engineering (2003)
  • BSc, University of Windsor, Electrical Engineering (2001)