Dan Wadhwani


Dan Wadhwani is a Venture Partner at Impact where he moderates the Entrepreneur’s Showcase accelerator modules and provides expertise, insight and coaching to participating companies. He helped launch the Showcase program in 2010.

In addition to his work at Impact, Dan is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of the Pacific and Visiting Professor, Copenhagen Business School. His research, which has won awards in the fields of entrepreneurship and business history, uses historical methods to study innovation, management, and disruptive change in industries over time. He is, most recently, co-editor of Organizations in Time: History, Theory Methods, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. He has also won multiple awards for this teaching at Pacific.

Prior to Impact, Dan served as Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer at the Harvard Business School. He has served on the Board of Trustees, Business History Conference, 2008-11; and is currently Associate Editor, Management & Organizational History.

Dan earned his BA from Yale University and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.