Columbia University

Technology Ventures

Orin Herskowitz

Orin Herskowitz, Executive Director, Columbia Technology Ventures

Orin Herskowitz, VP of Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer for Columbia University and Executive Director of Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV), is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia’s Business and Engineering Schools. He has been a Board Member or Advisor to a number of innovation and entrepreneurship-focused initiatives in NYC, including the NYC Media Lab, the Columbia-Coulter Translational Research Partnership and PowerBridgeNY. Orin received his BA from Yale and his MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Prior to joining Columbia in 2006, Orin spent 7 years at the Boston Consulting Group's New York office as a strategy consultant, and was previously an entrepreneur and a consultant to start-ups.

Columbia Technology Ventures is the tech transfer office of Columbia University. Our core objective is to facilitate the transfer of inventions from academic research to outside organizations for the benefit of society on a local, national and global basis. Each year, CTV manages more than 350 invention disclosures from faculty, 100 license deals and over 20 new start-ups. CTV currently has over 1200 patent assets available for licensing, across research fields such as bio, IT, cleantech, devices, nanotechnology, and materials science.

Columbia Technology Ventures has a particular focus on start-up companies. Over the years, CTV has been involved with launching over 180 companies based on Columbia's technologies. Of these companies, over 40 have received VC funding, with over 25 successful acquisitions or IPOs to date.

For more information, please visit www.techventures.columbia.edu.