Geraldine Wu teaches the Introduction to Venturing course in the MBA and EMBA programs. Before joining Columbia, she taught entrepreneurship and strategy at NYU Stern for ten years. She also teaches international entrepreneurship at Yale. Professor Wu’s research interests include entrepreneurship, technological innovation, startup financing, and knowledge transfer. She is currently exploring when and how startups and growing ventures should pivot. Her past work has focused on financing and innovation in healthcare and technology startups. She has also examined how career backgrounds of entrepreneurs relate to venture performance. Her research has been published in journals including Management Science and Organization Science. Professor Wu holds a PhD from Columbia Business School and a BS in Computer Science, BA in Economics, and MA in International Policy Studies from Stanford University. She is senior adviser to Banyan Partners, an investment management firm in Shanghai, and also advises growing ventures. Prior to her academic career, she worked at Time Inc. and JP Morgan.