Matthew Rhodes-Kropf, senior advisor, is a professor in the Entrepreneurial Unit at Harvard Business School specializing in venture capital and private equity. Matt is a highly respected expert on venture capital financing, and is an award winning teacher of on venture capital and private equity and entrepreneurial finance. Matt founded the RK Ventures group in 2000 to make investments in promising early-stage companies, and has been actively involved in each company funded by the RK group. Matt served as the CFO of Avid Radiopharmaceuticals (sold to Lilly) and was a member of the board of directors since Avid's founding. Professor Rhodes-Kropf also helped start and advises Ada Investment Management, a an emerging investment management company that employs original research in the fields of corporate finance, behavioral finance and sustainability in the pursuit of alpha. Matt also serves as a director for Credit Where Credit Is Due a nonprofit credit union and financial education program focused on low income individuals. Matt is also a member of the Board of Advisors of Correlation Ventures, a quantitatively-based venture fund. In his academic work, he has published widely in the top finance journals, particularly on alternative investment, governance and Mergers and Acquisitions. Matt was previously a professor of finance at Columbia University. He received his undergraduate degree in computer science, M.A. and PhD from Duke University in economics.