Noam Wasserman

Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship and Founding Director, Founder Central

PhD, MA, Harvard University; MBA, Harvard Business School; BSE, Penn Engineering; BS, Wharton School of Finance

Noam Wasserman is founding director of USC’s Founder Central initiative. Before returning home to L.A., he was a professor at Harvard Business School for 13 years. His book, The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup, was an Amazon #1 bestseller in Management and won the Academy of Management’s Impact on Practice award. Noam created HBS’s most popular entrepreneurship elective, “Founder’s Dilemmas,” for which he won the Faculty Teaching Award. He also taught the course at Stanford Engineering, where he received a perfect teaching rating. Noam’s research has been published in top academic journals and national periodicals.

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Hellmann, T. and Wasserman, N. () "The First Deal: The Division of Founder Equity in New Ventures ", Management Science.
Wasserman, N. () "The Throne vs. the Kingdom: Founder Control and Value Creation in Startups ", Strategic Management Journal.