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Bernthal, Brad Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Brad's research examines startups and the organization of innovation. His current research examines financial instruments used in entrepreneurship. Past work studied investment accelerators, an entity that supports entrepreneurs and startups, with an emphasis on mentorship. Prior to that, Brad examined the organization of the Federal Communications Commission.


  • financial instruments, accelerator, investment accelerators, relationship between organizational forms and innovation, entrepreneurial law, venture capital, emerging contractual forms, angel investment, entrepreneurial finance, network governance, structures for collaboration, transactional law, administrative process, revenue based financing


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courses taught

  • CYBR 5830 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Current topics in Telecommunications. Formerly TLEN 5830.
  • LAWS 7271 - Venture Capital and Private Equity
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Provides overview of the legal and financial principles to represent privately held companies, their founders and managers and their investors. Emphasizes transaction structuring rather than judicial opinions. Includes the organization and financing of start-ups, structuring buyout transactions, exit strategies, legal organization of investment funds and other financial intermediaries. Discusses the relevant regulatory landscape, including securities law, bankruptcy, ERISA and tax law.


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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