DiscoverStethoscopes & Rugby BallsS2: Episode 4 - Bhairav Patel, Atom CTO
S2: Episode 4 - Bhairav Patel, Atom CTO

S2: Episode 4 - Bhairav Patel, Atom CTO

Update: 2022-02-10


In this episode I chat with Bhairav Patel, Managing Director of Atom CTO (, about how Atom helps start-ups and other small businesses with board level advice about technology strategy, their approach to investing in some of the businesses they work with and how, more recently, they have been building MVPs for their clients.

We cover everything from Bhairav's investment criteria to to the key characteristics he sees in the businesses they help who go on to be successful, touching along the way on one of Bhairav's latest ventures, DeFactor, who are working to enable businesses across the globe to access decentralised finance ("DeFi").

Bhairav has been in the tech industry for over 20 years and has worked as a CTO for a number of companies across the globe, including one that hit the Forbes FinTech 50 list. He currently acts as a startup advisor and virtual CTO working with businesses in the Blockchain, AgeTech, FinTech, EdTech and Mobility sectors.

You can reach out to Bhairav at:
Or via these other channels ...
Twitter: @b1rav 

Your host, Stephen Carter, is Founder of The Intellectual Property Works ( and a patent attorney by trade.

Over the last 25 years Stephen has worked with some amazing businesses, including writing the patent applications for the Speedo swimsuit that helped Michael Phelps to his record breaking 8 gold medal haul at the Beijing Olympics and Second Sight, a West Coast US startup who make a retinal implant to restore sight to the blind.

Stephen is now recognised by IAM Strategy 300 as one of the world's leading IP strategists and is on a mission to help innovative businesses succeed by protecting their most valuable asset, their innovation, so they can make a positive impact in the world.

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S2: Episode 4 - Bhairav Patel, Atom CTO

S2: Episode 4 - Bhairav Patel, Atom CTO

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