Venture Capital Initiative

The Venture Capital Initiative brings together faculty, staff, students, and practitioners to advance and promote research and teaching on innovation and venture capital.

Our goal is to advance understanding of venture capital and innovation ecosystem through conducting research, collecting high quality data, and developing teaching methodology. We aim to bring together leading academics and practitioners to help solve the problems that are highly relevant to entrepreneurs, financiers, policymakers, and researchers worldwide.

Featured Event

As the inaugural event of the Stanford GSB Venture Capital Initiative, the Stanford Financing of Innovation Summit, brought together leading researchers and practitioners to discuss the direction of research in the field of innovation and venture capital and to exchange ideas and share expertise.

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Past VCI Events

Faculty Director

The David S. Lobel Professor of Private Equity