Pursuing Your Dreams With Investor Petra Griffith

Oct 16, 2020

Do you have a goal or lifelong dream that you’ve never shared with anyone because you are afraid of being judged? Do you worry about not knowing enough or not having the right skills or perhaps questioning whether it’s the right time?

In this episode, we’re speaking with Petra Griffith, Tech Executive and Investor, who says if you want to pursue your dream, you have to start by vocalizing it.

Petra Griffith launched Wedbush Ventures to foster the next generation of technology companies solving big market problems. Having built many firsts -the first online printing software, first fitness wearable, first native ads -and even having ushered a bank into the age of technology, Petra truly understands the mindset necessary to achieve product market fit. Her leadership roles at organizations such as Netflix, Yahoo!, and 24 Hour Fitness makes Petra a coveted ally to entrepreneurs ready to scale innovation.

Highlights:

[02:29] Petra’s journey
[09:29] Switching lanes and following your dreams
[13:18] Position yourself for opportunity
[15:00] What Petra is doing today – Wedbush Ventures
[20:51] Advice on seeking venture capital
[24:36] Common traits of successful leaders
[26:39] Daily success habit
[27:52] What Petra wishes she had known earlier in her career 

Quotes:

“If you’re honest with yourself about what you want to do and you think about what you're good at, what kind of environment you want to be in, that’s when you’ll find the right match and it's magic.” – Petra Griffith

“It's critical to take the time to figure out what your superpower is and what is the right environment for you to be successful.” – Petra Griffith

“Be able to verbalize your goals because people can't help you unless you tell them where you want to go.” - Petra Griffith 

About Petra Griffith:

Petra Griffith launched Wedbush Ventures to foster the next generation of technology companies solving big market problems. Having built many firsts - the first online printing software, first fitness wearable, first native ads - and ushered a bank into the age of technology, Petra understands the strategic and creative mindset necessary to narrow in on a product’s core features for successful market fit. Her past leadership to product, strategy, marketing, and operations teams at established and startup organizations like Netflix, Yahoo!, and 24 Hour Fitness makes Petra a coveted product strategy ally to entrepreneurs ready to scale innovation. 

Links:

Website: https://www.wedbushventures.com/

LinkedIn: petragriffith

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