My research interest is corporate finance with specific interests in private equity, venture capital, IPO, merger and acquisition, and other financial issues related to start-ups, high growth, and newly public companies. My work has published in A*-ranked finance journals such as the Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Journal of Business Finance, and Accounting, and my research findings have been featured in media outlets such as Coller Capital, Private Equity Findings. I have successfully obtained a number of prestigious research grants, including Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research for Early-Career Scientists and Scientists-C, and has taught corporate finance, (investment) finance, entrepreneurial finance, and financial data analytics.

Curriculum Vitae (August 2023)

Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Venture Capital, IPO, Merger and Acquisition

Working Papers

Floods and Loan Reallocation: New Evidence with Yoshiaki Ogura and Hannah Nguyen. Working paper, 2022 Link

  • RIETI*, the Research Institute of Capital Formation at the Development Bank of Japan*, the Regional Finance Conference 2022* and the 6th International Conference on Corporate Finance* 2023, Hitotsubashi University*

Law Firm Expertise and Global Venture Capital Investments. Working paper, 2023. 

  • The Law and Finance of Private Equity and Venture Capital Workshop, Oxford University, 2023. ECGI working paper series Link

The Impact of Natural Disasters on Venture Capital Activity, Success, and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems with Alexander Groh and Hannah Nguyen. Working paper, 2023.

  • The Entrepreneurial Finance Association 2023 Annual Meeting*.

Social Networks and Venture Capital Investment Around the World w/ Hannah Nguyen. Working paper, 2022. Link

  •  City University of Hong Kong 2022, AFBC2022*, Hitotsubashi University 2022, French Inter-Business School Workshop in Finance 2023, emlyon business school 2023, FMA Europe 2023.

Social Connectedness in Mergers and Acquisitions w/Hannah Nguyen and Harry Pham. Working paper, 2023. Link

  • Monash University 2021*, MFA Chicago 2022, Queen Mary University of London 2022.


Selected Publications

2023: Navigating Investment Decisions with Social Connectedness: Implications for Venture Capital, Journal of Banking & Finance, Forthcoming. Link

  •   FIRN Corporate Finance 2021*, New Zealand Finance Meeting 2021*, 2021 RMIT Finance Brownbag*, Waseda Organizational and Financial Economics 2021, Emlyon Research Day in Corporate Finance 2023. 

2023: Venture Capital and Method of Payment in Mergers and Acquisitions, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Forthcoming. Link

  •  Waseda University 2020, FMA Europe 2021.

2022: Product Market Competition, Venture Capital, and the Success of Entrepreneurial Firms, Journal of Banking & Finance, 144, 105561. Link

2021: Asset Liquidity and Venture Capital Investment, Journal of Corporate Finance, 69, 101963. Link

2020: Does Venture Capital Syndication affect Mergers and Acquisitions, Journal of Corporate Finance, 67, 101851. Link

2019: Does Seller Status Matter in Inter-corporate Asset Sales, Journal of Banking & Finance, 100, pp. 97-110. Link