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Orin  Herskowitz

Orin Herskowitz

Columbia Technology Ventures
Executive Director and VP of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer
New York, NY, USA

Orin Herskowitz is the VP of Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer for Columbia University, as well as Executive Director of Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV). Orin received his BA from Yale and his MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Prior to joining Columbia, 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.

CTV's 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.  CTV at Columbia University is considered one of the leading technology transfer offices in the world, with more than 330 invention disclosures from faculty, 70 license deals and 15 new start-ups each year, as well as approximately 45 multi-disciplinary, full-time staff across Columbia's two campuses. CTV currently has over 1200 patent assets available for licensing, across research fields such as bio, IT, cleantech, devices, nanotechnology, and material science.

Columbia Technology Ventures has a particular focus on start-up companies. Over the years, CTV has launched over 140  companies based on Columbia's technologies, 90 of which are still active today. Of these companies, 33 were venture-backed, 9 have gone public, and 13 have been acquired.


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