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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Per Welinder. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Per Welinder, often where they are interviewed.

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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Per Welinder. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Per Welinder, often where they are interviewed.

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Per Welinder ('99) & Dinesh Moorjani Reflect on the Global Economy's Impact on Entrepreneurship

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Episode 5: Per Welinder ('99) & Dinesh MoorjaniHosted by Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Rod Kurz What does a global pandemic mean for a global economy? The world is more interconnected than ever, and under normal circumstances, that can be a good thing for entrepreneurs—global customers, global talent, global supply chain. But the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench in that and left us with a lot of questions. Our next two guests are the perfect people to answer them.Dinesh Moorjani is a serial tech entrepreneur, CEO, and investor. He was the founder and CEO of Hatch Labs, co-founder of Tinder, served as an advisor to the global private equity firm Warburg Pincus, and has held leadership roles at IAC and Samsung, in both the U.S. and Asia. We’re also proud to have him as a member of UCLA Anderson faculty.A native of Sweden, Per Welinder came to the U.S. at the age of 18, as a professional skateboarder—in fact, a two-time World Champion in freestyle. After managing his own career, he approached fellow skate legend Tony Hawk with a business plan, and the rest is history. The two of them went on to found Birdhouse Skateboards, which would become the industry leader. He’s co-founded a number of other lifestyle brands over the years, and today he serves as General Partner for Welinder Shi Capital, a speciality fund focused on lifestyle, tech, and culture. He’s also a proud Anderson alum and is active in the Venture Accelerator at Anderson.Learn more about the Venture Accelerator at UCLA Anderson: https://bit.ly/34FSMtU

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Sep 25 2020 · 1hr 11mins
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Per Welinder - Partner at Welinder Shi Capital

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Per is General Partner at Welinder Shi Capital, an investor in lifestyle, culture and technologies around it.  Why, might you ask, would Per be good at finding and seeing opportunities there?  We’ll talk more about it in a bit, but if you’ve been around awhile and followed action sports, his name might be familiar.  In a prior era, he was a really good skateboarder, a key part of the Powell Peralta skate team.

Per has been a prolific entrepreneur and executive as well, as an action sports entrepreneur – he was CEO of Blitz Distribution, in the heart of lifestyle brands, for over 25 years, and he’s an active mentor, advisor and investor in startups.

Per is also a fellow UCLA MBA, Go Bruins!

Sep 09 2020 · 39mins

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Skateboarding legend Per Welinder talks about his journey from skateboarder to VC

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Per Welinder, freestyle skateboard legend, actor (you can find him in Back to the Future), serial entrepreneur and founder of iconic skateboard brands such as Birdhouse, and now Venture Capitalist and co-founder of WelinderShi Capital to talk about his journey and his focus on helping young active lifestyle and consumer-facing brands turn into successful iconic brands.
May 19 2020 · 33mins
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Skateboarding legend Per Welinder talks about his journey from skateboarder to VC

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Per Welinder, freestyle skateboard legend, actor (you can find him in Back to the Future), serial entrepreneur and founder of iconic skateboard brands such as Birdhouse, and now Venture Capitalist and co-founder of WelinderShi Capital to talk about his journey and his focus on helping young active lifestyle and consumer-facing brands turn into successful iconic brands.

May 19 2020 · 33mins