Ian Hathaway is a technology and startup analyst, strategic advisor, and investor. He has published for prominent research institutions, universities, businesses, and periodicals, and is the co-author of The Startup Community Way (with Brad Feld), a book on entrepreneurial ecosystems set to publish in 2020.
Ian’s work and views are regularly cited in leading press outlets, including The New York Times, The Economist, Financial Times, and many others. He is a frequent contributor for outlets such as the Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal. Ian advises leading organizations in the technology and media, startup and venture capital, financial and professional services, and non-profit and public policy sectors on a range of strategic, analytic, and content-related matters.
His clients include large multinationals, high-growth startups, leading investors and service providers, prominent foundations and universities, and influential advocacy organizations, among others. Aside from his startup activities, He leads research at the Center for American Entrepreneurship, is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a research fellow at Boston University, and an adjunct professor at New York University.
Previously, Ian was an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank and World Trade Organization, lead corporate innovation initiatives at Bloomberg and Frontier Economics, has been involved as an advisor or employee in startup exits (and failures), and founded (and sold) a consulting business. Ian is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he studied economics and political economy.