Dave Lerner is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, blogger and host of Venture Studio, where he engages with entrepreneurs, investors, founders and other members of New York's flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem and beyond. One of his latest projects is the Startup Genome. In partnership with the Kauffman Foundation and Endeavor Global, he is mapping the entire world’s early-stage investment and entrepreneurial ecosystems in a visually pleasing user-friendly format.
He also serves as the Director of Entrepreneurship at Columbia University, as well as adjunct professor of Entrepreneurship at Columbia Business School. He is on the board of New York Tech Meetup and was director of Columbia’s Venture Lab for seven years where he spun-out 70+ technology start-ups based on university research.