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Yael V. Hochberg


Ralph S. O’Connor Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

Associate Prof. of Finance and Entrepreneurship

Academic Director - Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship

Jones Graduate School of Business

Rice University

6100 Main Street, MS-531

Houston, TX 77005


Research Affiliate

Sloan School of Management

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA 02142


Faculty Research Fellow

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Cambridge, MA


Managing Director

Seed Accelerator Rankings Project

Cambridge, MA



Contact Information

Email: hochberg at mit dot edu

Twitter: @yaelhochberg


“If history teaches us anything, it is that man, in his quest for knowledge and progress, is determined and cannot be deterred.”      John F. Kennedy


Professor Hochberg's research and teaching interests are focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, and the financing of entrepreneurial activity. Her research focuses on the venture capital industry, accelerators, networks and corporate governance and compensation policies. In addition to her doctorate in finance from Stanford, she holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and an A.M. in Economics from Stanford University.


Professor Hochberg’s research has been published in top tier journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Accounting Research, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 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. Prof. Hochberg is also Managing Director of the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, which publishes the annual ranking of accelerator programs in the U.S.  


Professor Hochberg was previously on the (tenure track) faculty at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University and most recently was a visiting faculty member at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she retains a research affiliation. Previously, she was employed in the technology industry in both larger and startup companies.