Entrepreneurship • Private equity • Innovation

About Me

I am an assistant professor at the London School of Economics (LSE). My research focuses on entrepreneurship, private equity and innovation. My work spans different countries including Chile, Colombia, UK and USA.

What I do

Academic research

Academic research

The last 5 years I have studied entrepreneurial finance. I am interested in how Venture Capital firms, Business Accelerators and public policy can help mitigate frictions in entrepreneurial markets.

Industry Research

Industry Research

I have worked with corporations, development banks and governments evaluating entrepreneurship- and innovation-related practices and policies.



I teach Corporate Finance course for master students at the LSE. I also teach executive-level courses on Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship and Private Equity.


Dissecting the Effect of Financial Constraints on Small Firms (joint with Su Wang)

Identifying and Impacting “Gazelles”: Evidence from a Business Accelerator

New Evidence on Venture Debt (joint with William Mann)

The Effects of Business Accelerators on Venture Performance: Evidence from Start-up Chile (joint with Michael Leatherbee)

CEO Contract Horizon and Innovation (joint with Moqi Groen-Xu)

How Sensitive is Young Firm Investment to the Cost of Outside Equity? Evidence from a UK Tax Relief (joint with Daniel Paravisini)

Exchanges of Innovation Resources Inside Venture Capital Portfolios


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