Your Dream Job is a Cold Email Away | Arteen Arabshahi | TEDxCSUN

  • Опубликовано: 19 июн 2017
  • Venture capitalist and poet Arteen Arabshahi of Fika Ventures details his untraditional path to venture capital and describes what he calls a "confidence distortion field”- believing in yourself more than may feel comfortable- and how to leverage that practice into your first professional step.
    Arteen is obsessed with efficiency. He was first drawn to tech after seeing the profound and widespread impact one could make by streamlining antiquated industries and now loves working with founders who are taking innovative approaches to solving large problems. Arteen is currently a venture capitalist at Fika Ventures, a boutique seed fund in LA he helped form. Before Fika, he was #2 at Karlin Ventures, an LA-based early stage venture fund. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Arteen launched and worked at Techstars Chicago, one of the places where he now mentors.

    Beyond startups, Arteen explores much of what LA has to offer. On a typical weekend, he’ll either be on a hike, at a concert, or at an open mic poetry slam. He is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a board member for multiple TEDx communities, and an active supporter of TWLOHA, a non-profit raising awareness for those struggling with mental health.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Комментарии • 16

  • Praise Worship
    Praise Worship Месяц назад +2

    If you are doing pre-med and you want to do something else so that you can spend more time starting a family don't go in to tech as the speaker did. Tech is just as demanding.

  • D Singh
    D Singh Месяц назад +1

    dude so will you say cold email are equally if not more important than applications?
    i often apply for a job, then linkedin message+ add a contact. would you advise i reverse that order?

  • dossube
    dossube 2 месяца назад +1

    ...And it ended even more beautifully...BRILLIANT!

  • sam a
    sam a 2 месяца назад +1

    too much blabbing

  • Eric Lee
    Eric Lee 2 месяца назад

    great talk. as a graduate student I'm really impressed

  • alexp247365
    alexp247365 5 месяцев назад

    After 12 years of hustle learning a unicorn technical skillset in the financial sector, I've finally attained.....mediocrity!

    • sonja k
      sonja k 4 месяца назад

      that is all that the financial sector deserve. find an interest outside your work, and devote your free time and passion to that interest.

  • ki5ngau
    ki5ngau 5 месяцев назад +4

    I am 49 years old and today I just learned something new ans inspirational. Learn something new everyday.

  • Timi Boose
    Timi Boose 7 месяцев назад +4

    wow - great job holding it together when you forgot the next line of the poem! Impressive .

  • Marina Sanchez
    Marina Sanchez 10 месяцев назад +1

    loved this talk!

  • Ella Zhao
    Ella Zhao 11 месяцев назад +28

    "if you are qualified, then you are not reaching high enough" wow well said

    • Eric Lee
      Eric Lee 2 месяца назад


  • Jeff Sartain
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  • effective comments
    effective comments Год назад +2

    the truth expressed in simplicity

  • Lauren Wong
    Lauren Wong Год назад +5

    Super inspiring. I love making my own luck. Great job Arteen!

    • A K
      A K Месяц назад

      Lauren Wong hi