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Philip J. Ferneau D’84, T’96

Adjunct Professor of Business Administration






MBA, Tuck School of Business, 1996; JD, University of Virginia, 1987; AB, Dartmouth College, 1984

Areas of Expertise

Venture capital, entrepreneurship


Field Studies in Venture Capital

Current Research Topics

  • Venture capital best practices
  • Technology commercialization

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 1999–present
  • Advisory Director, 2001–present, Founding Executive Director, 1999–2001, Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, Tuck School

Nonacademic positions

  • Founder and Managing Director, Borealis Ventures, 2001–present
  • Senior management positions, High Performance Systems, Inc., 1996–99
  • Attorney, Miller & Chevalier, 1987–94


  • Borealis Ventures

Board memberships

  • Orbit Discovery Ltd., 2018—present
  • Compass Therapeutics, 2015—present
  • Avitide, 2013—present
  • Vets First Choice, 2010—present
  • Avedro, Inc., 2003—present
  • Medical Metrx Solutions, Inc., 2003—05

Selected Publications

  • Balancing the Corporate Scorecard: An Interactive Simulation, Harvard Business School Publishing, 1998