Michael Ewens is a David L. and Elsie M. Dodd Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, Associate Editor at the Review of Financial Studies, Associate Editor at the Journal of Corporate Finance, and co-editor of the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy. He received a PhD in from the University of California, San Diego. Since 2006 he has served as a quantitative advisor for Correlation Ventures, a quantitative-focused venture capital firm. His research has appeared in the Economist, Bloomberg, and the New York Times. Prof. Ewens has taught venture capital and private equity finance at California Institute of Technology, Wharton School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University and University of California San Diego. From 2010 to 2014, he was on the faculty at Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and from 2014 to 2022, he was on the faculty at the California Institute of Technology. He co-organizes the Columbia Private Equity Conference and the virtual Workshop on Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation.