40 Minute Mentor

Episode 11

November 27, 2019

How I Ended Up In VC with Pippa Lamb

Today’s episode of the 40 Minute Mentor is another bonus episode which was recorded live at our JBM drinks event in September. 

Our special guest on the night and your 40 Minute Mentor today is the brilliant Pippa Lamb, Partner at Sweet Capital.

Pippa has had a fascinating career so far. After graduating from the University of Oxford, she joined the Global Equity Strategy Team at J.P. Morgan where she spent 5 years before leaving to pursue her MBA at Harvard Business School as a Fulbright scholar. Following her MBA experience, she decided to take a different course and moved into the VC world, joining Sweet Capital – the investment fund established by the founders of King.com. She climbed quickly and earlier this year was promoted to Partner across their London and LA offices.

“I think that inherently it just requires you to be an optimist…there are always 1,000s of reasons why you won’t invest in something but it’s finding that one reason that you are willing to take the risk on an outlier.”

Pippa Lamb

Tune in to discover

30 second CV [02:37]
Transferrable skills from banking [06:28]
Deciding on an MBA [07:35]
Moving into VC [14:52]
More about Sweet Capital [16:19]
Characteristics to look for in Founders [18:16]
Being a woman in VC [20:57]
Mentorship & getting into VC [22:53]
Audience question: Biggest challenge to date [25:13]
Audience question: Investing with purpose [26:26]
Audience question: Gamification & Government [29:30]

Listen on

Helpful links

➡️ If you want to find out more about Pippa you can check out her LinkedIn profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/pippalamb/

➡️ If you want to find out more about Sweet Capital you can have a look at their website – https://sweetcapital.com/

💙 We’re always keen to get feedback so if you have any thoughts once you’ve listened to this interview, just drop me an email at ku.oc.cmbj@semaj

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