Hesam Motlagh is Chief of Staff at Khosla Ventures. He is passionate about translating basic science discoveries into products that have a significant impact on society. He works with Vinod Khosla on strategic projects for the firm and advises portfolio companies on fundraising, product, business development, marketing, and general strategy.
Currently, Hesam is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Structural Biology at Stanford Medicine and a Fellow in The Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise where he is editor of the Studies in Applied Finance. Previously, he worked on financial and corporate strategy at Seer Biosciences and was a Pear Fellow at Pear VC. Before Seer, he was a quant at an investment management firm after being a molecular and computational biophysicist for almost a decade.
Hesam has many peer-reviewed publications including a review article that was highlighted on the cover of Nature. He completed his MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business, obtained his PhD from the Program in Molecular Biophysics at The Johns Hopkins University under the supervision of Vincent Hilser, and obtained his undergraduate degrees from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.