Steven Kaplan

Entrepreneurship and Finance

Baltimore, MD

Steven teaches advanced MBA and executive courses in entrepreneurial finance and private equity, corporate finance, corporate governance, and wealth management.

Business Week named him one of the top 12 business school teachers in the country. Professor Kaplan co-founded the entrepreneurship program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Booth).  Over the years, the NVC has spawned over one hundred companies that have raised over $600 million and created over $9 billion in value, including GrubHub and Braintree/Venmo. He ranks among the top 60 in paper downloads and in paper citations (out of over 280,000 authors) on SSRN (Social Science Research Network). He is the co-creator of the Kaplan-Schoar PME (Public Market Equivalent) private equity bench marking approach. A Fortune Magazine article referred to him as “probably the foremost private equity scholar in the galaxy.” Kaplan serves on the boards of Morningstar, Zayo Group, and the Illinois Venture Capital Association.