Josh Lerner is the chair of the Entrepreneurial Management unit and Jacob H. Schiff Professor at Harvard Business School, and Managing Partner of Bella Research Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Harvard's Economics Department. 

Much of his research focuses on the structure and role of venture capital and private equity organizations.  He also examines policies on innovation and how they impact firm strategies. He co-directs the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Program and serves as co-editor of their publication, Innovation Policy and the Economy. He founded and runs the Private Capital Research Institute, a nonprofit devoted to encouraging access to data and research about venture capital and private equity.

In the 1993-1994 academic year, he introduced an elective course for second-year MBAs, which has consistently been one of the largest elective courses at Harvard Business School. In addition, Josh teaches a doctoral course on entrepreneurship, finance classes in the Owners-Presidents-Managers Program, and executive courses on private equity.  He has written extensively on private equity, venture capital, and innovation methods and policies, producing a number of books, cases, and academic articles.

Among other recognitions, he is the winner of the Swedish government’s 2010 Global Entrepreneurship Research Award. He has recently been named one of the 100 most influential people in private equity over the past decade by Private Equity International magazine and one of the ten most influential academics in the institutional investing world by Asset International's Chief Investment Officer magazine. He currently serves as vice chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Investing.

 

 

Our Team

 
Britt Danneman  Investing & Research

Britt Danneman Investing & Research

Robey Miller  Investing & Research

Robey Miller Investing & Research

Joe Sanberg  Investing & Research

Joe Sanberg Investing & Research

Fen Zhao  Data Science & Research

Fen Zhao Data Science & Research

Jolie Martin  Behavioral Science & Research

Jolie Martin Behavioral Science & Research

SC Stuart  Forensics & Writing

SC Stuart Forensics & Writing

 
Nick Grouf  Managing Partner

Nick Grouf Managing Partner

Nate Redmond  Managing Partner

Nate Redmond Managing Partner

Steve Horowitz  Partner

Steve Horowitz Partner

Jill O'Neal  Controller

Jill O'Neal Controller

Nico Bossi  Capital Formation

Nico Bossi Capital Formation

Alexis Diaz  Community Building

Alexis Diaz Community Building

 
Angela Sun  Chief Operating Officer & Partner

Angela Sun Chief Operating Officer & Partner

Dayo Fashoro  Operations Lead

Dayo Fashoro Operations Lead

Loui Smith  Platform Development

Loui Smith Platform Development

Veronika Graves  Team Coordinator

Veronika Graves Team Coordinator

Corey Jentry  Executive Assistant

Corey Jentry Executive Assistant

 

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