Yael V. Hochberg, Ph.D., is the Ralph S. O’Connor Professor of Entrepreneurship at Rice University and academic director for the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship. She is also a Baker Institute Rice faculty scholar in the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Hochberg holds a research affiliate position at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is also the managing director of the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, which publishes the annual ranking of accelerator programs in the United States. Hochberg’s research and teaching interests are focused on entrepreneurship, innovation and the financing of entrepreneurial activity. Her research has been published in top tier journals, including Science Magazine, The Journal of Finance, The Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Accounting Research and the Journal of Financial Economics, and has been presented at numerous universities and governmental bodies around the world. She previously served as an associate editor at The Review of Finance.
Prior to her appointment at Rice, Hochberg was on the faculty at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Samuel Curtis Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. Most recently, she was a visiting faculty member at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Previously, she was employed in the technology industry in both larger and startup companies. She serves on the advisory board and board of directors for a number of early stage startups. In 2015, she was named one of the world’s “40 Under 40 Best Business School Professors” by Poets and Quants.
She holds a B.Sc. in industrial engineering and management from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and an A.M. in economics and a doctorate in finance from Stanford University.