Columbia University

A leading academic and research university, Columbia continually seeks to advance the frontiers of knowledge and to foster a campus community deeply engaged in understanding and addressing the complex global issues of our time. Columbia’s extensive public service initiatives, cultural collaborations, and community partnerships help define the University’s underlying values and mission to educate students to be both leading scholars and informed, engaged citizens. Founded in 1754 as King’s College, Columbia University in the City of New York is the fifth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. For more information, visit

Columbia Technology Ventures manages more than 300 invention disclosures from faculty; 50 license deals, and more than 12 new start-up companies each year. Since its founding in 1983, Columbia has managed over 3500 inventions, 2000 patents, and has been among the top university generators of licensing revenue in the world. The office is staffed by over 50 technology transfer specialists, including 15 technology licensing officers with academic & industry experience and 5 in-house attorneys. In addition, Columbia Technology Ventures has a particular focus on start-up companies. Over the years, CTV has launched more than 115 companies based on Columbia’s technologies, 74 of which are still active today. Of these 115+ companies, 33 were venture-backed, 9 have gone public, and 13 have been acquired.

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Columbia Technology Ventures
80 Claremont Avenue
4th Floor
New York, NY 10027

Phone: (212) 854-8444