Biography

Andy Wu is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit of the Harvard Business School. He studies organizational structure as a capability for the acquisition and utilization of human, financial, and social capital in technology-focused entrepreneurial ventures, through the lenses of organizational economics and strategic management. His current research looks at organizational decision-making in venture capital, diversity in R&D production team composition, corporate board committees, skilled immigration, and other topics. Professor Wu received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Applied Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his S.B. in Economics and in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was also a Burchard Scholar. He is a recipient of the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship.

Professor Wu teaches Strategy in the Required Curriculum at HBS. For his prior teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, he was recognized as one of the top 10 graduate teachers; he was part of the teaching staff for Entrepreneurship, Managing the Emerging Enterprise, Formation and Implementation of Entrepreneurial Ventures, Healthcare Entrepreneurship, and other courses across the MBA, Executive MBA, and undergraduate programs.

He is passionate about linking theory with the practice of technology commercialization entrepreneurship. He advises and invests in new high technology businesses in both an informal capacity and as a board member on topics ranging from closing financing rounds to IP strategy. He is a founder and investor in Identified Technologies, a Pittsburgh-based firm that delivers cloud-hosted aerial data collected via proprietary UAVs and dock stations to the upstream energy industry. He has 11 patents granted or pending across rapid prototyping, medical imaging, robotics, and e-commerce.