Marco Da Rin is a leading scholar and teacher in the field of entrepreneurial finance. He is currently Associate Professor in finance in the Department of Finance at Tilburg University, a Research Fellow at CentER , and a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University and his B.A. in economics at Bocconi University. He held positions at IGIER (Bocconi University), at the London School of Economics, and at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. His articles have been published in top scholarly journals like the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Public Economics, and Economic Policy, and he has contributed chapters to books published by the major Presses. In 2006 Marco won the NASDAQ Award for the best paper on capital formation presented at the annual Meetings of the Western Finance Association. In 2002 he won the Best Paper Prize for the most significant paper published in the Journal of Financial Intermediation. Marco’s research is focused on entrepreneurial finance, venture capital and private equity, and on public policy for entrepreneurship. Some of this research has been featured in The Economist, the Industry Standard,, venture capital and private equity online magazines, and national business papers. He has been teaching entrepreneurial finance at MBA, EMBA, and MSc level at leading universities in several countries. He has presented at several industry conferences. Marco is the co-author, with Thomas Hellmann (Said Business School, Oxcford University), of the textbook ‘Fundamentals of Entrepreneurial Finance,’ Oxford University Press (2020).