Does Yale Take A Seat On The Company Board?

On occasion, Yale takes an active role in providing direct ongoing support to the company the by serving on the Board of Directors or as an Observer to the Board of Directors. Faculty are generally not permitted to serve on the Board of Directors of their own startups or other corporations, although on rare occasions exceptions have been made by the Provost of the University.  In the absence of such permission, Yale’s involvement on the Board of a startup can help ensure, in part, the opinions and concerns of faculty founders are fully and properly represented.

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