Virtual Session with HBS Professor Josh Lerner: The Venture Capital “Big Bang” and Its  Aftermath 


The HBS Club of Singapore is pleased to invite you to a virtual session with HBS Professor Josh Lerner about The Venture Capital “Big Bang” and Its Aftermath: Supernova or Black Hole? .  Professor Lerner will talk about the reasons behind the dramatic surge in venture capital  activity worldwide in 2021, which far eclipsed 2000 and earlier venture peaks. He will also talk  about how this will affect the nature of entrepreneurship in the years to come and what  should venture and angel investors anticipate in the future. 

Time & Location 

Date: Wednesday, July 13th 2022  

Time: 7:00pm – 8:15pm (Singapore Time)  5:00pm - 6:15pm (AEST)

Format: Prof Lerner will join us (live) from Boston virtually via Zoom. This session will  not be recorded. 

Cost: Free 

Please use this link to register: The Zoom link will be sent by email closer to the event date  

About Professor Josh Lerner 

Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School. He graduated from Yale College with a special divisional major that combined physics with the  history of technology. He worked for several years on issues concerning technological innovation and public policy at the Brookings Institution, for a public -private task force in Chicago, and on Capitol Hill. He then earned a Ph.D. from Harvard's Economics Department. 

Much of his research focuses on venture capital and private equity organizations. This research is summarized in Boulevard of Broken Dreams, The Money of Invention, Patent  Capital, and The Venture Capital Cycle. 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 non-profit devoted to encouraging access to data and research, and has  been a frequent leader of and participant in the World Economic Forum projects and events. 

Among other recognitions, he is the winner of the Swedish government’s Global Entrepreneurship Research Award and Cheng Siwei Award for Venture Capital Research.