Greatness Machine Ep. #140- with Jeffrey Schox and Darius Mirshahzadeh

So hyped to have my friend Jeffrey Schox! Thanks for a great time on The Greatness Machine Live, brother! Always fun to have you here.


In this episode, Jeffrey and I talked about:

How Jeff started his patent firm
Helping others and getting help in return
Importance of timing in investing
📌Meet Jeffrey:

Jeffrey Schox is the founder of Schox Patent Group, a boutique patent firm focused on startups, and a general partner at Trucks Venture Capital, which funds the entrepreneurs building the future of transportation. Previously, Jeff worked as an engineer on the original electric vehicle at General Motors and as a patent attorney for two of the largest patent law firms before starting his own law firm. 

Schox Patent Group has prepared and filed 1000+ patent applications and has guided 500+ startups through the due diligence process (resulting in $5B+ raised from venture capital). Trucks Venture Capital, which is now on their second fund, has made 30+ investments, including nuTonomy (acquired), Nauto, Zendrive, Starsky Robotics, May Mobility, SkyRyse and Joby. Jeff has made 100+ angel investments in startups, including Twilio (first investor, IPO) and Cruise (early investor, acquired by GM for a reported $1B). As a Lecturer for Stanford University, Jeff teaches the course “Patent Law and Strategy for Innovators and Entrepreneurs.” He is also the Advisory Board Chair for the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan.


📌Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine LIVE. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at


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