Matt Marx


Matt Marx

Professor @ Cornell University

Matt Marx is the Bruce F. Failing, Sr. Chair and Faculty Director of Entrepreneurship at Cornell University, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Marx studies barriers to the commercialization of science and technology, curating large-scale, open datasets (, which have been downloaded more than 37,000 times. Prior to his academic career, he was a software engineer and executive at two speech-recognition startups that created a billion dollars in enterprise value. He holds six patents as well as degrees from Stanford, MIT, and Harvard.

“I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.”
-Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)


  • Bocconi University


  • Intesa Sanpaolo
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