Interview with Josh Lerner

By TAP Staff Blogger

Posted on December 10, 2009

Josh is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in both the Finance and Entrepreneurial Management Units.  He is also a founding member of the Toulouse Network for Information Technology which is focused on stimulating world-class research on topics such as the economics of information technology and intellectual property.  Josh has published extensively in the areas of intellectual property – with a focus on patents, open source software and standards setting organizations – and venture capital.
This interview with Josh focuses on how the venture capital market will evolve in the future, what makes a great venture capitalist, and how to solve some of the current problems in the market caused by the financial crisis, focusing on the right role for government intervention.