#049 – Luke Graham – Pi Labs – Venture Capital, Research, Dry Powder And Social Science In Construction – Lessons From A Researcher Turned VC


In this episode of Bricks & Bytes we have Luke Graham – Head of Research at Pi Labs to discuss venture capital, research, social science and psychology and many more.

Tune in to find out about:

  • The purpose of research in VC

  • The origin of venture capital 

  • Role of social science and psychology in venture capital and construction tech

  • The benefits of partnering with a VC aside from the cash

  • Thoughts on trends like AR, VR, Metaverse and AI 

  • Whether you should get an MBA

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Luke Graham  | Head of Research at Pi Labs 🔍 | Venture Capital Researcher | ConTech


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(0:00:00-0:05:05) – Intro

(0:05:05-0:07:42) – Role of a Head of Research at a Venture Firm 

(0:07:42-0:17:00) – How to identify if a product is viable or not for any business  

(0:17:00-0:18:50) – How does venture capital work 

(0:18:50-0:21:10) – Why do we need venture capital

(0:21:10-0:26:00) – What impact does social science have on the venture capital world?

(0:26:00-0:27:35) – Thoughts on psychological theory 

(0:27:35-0:37:20) – Is there still dry power in venture capital 

(0:37:20-0:57:15) – Thoughts on AI, VR, AR and Metaverse hype

(0:57:15-0:59:05) – Outro

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