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From Scientist to Venture Capital Investor: Meet Jorge M. Torres

Learn how Academy Member Jorge M. Torres used his scientific background to help launch a career as a venture capital investor.

Published March 23, 2015

From Scientist to Venture Capital Investor: Meet Jorge M. Torres

How does a bright young scientist become an entrepreneur and venture capital investor? Scientists follow a number of career paths after school. Through our Science Alliance program we encounter undergraduates, graduates, and postdocs who are exploring a variety of career options that leverage their scientific experience across sectors.

Earlier this year, we sat down with Jorge M. Torres, venture capital investor, Academy Member, and graduate of our Idea to IPO course. We wanted to learn more how he made use of his background in the sciences to launch a career as a venture capital investor in New York City. In the short video you'll meet Jorge and hear about his earliest experiences at the Academy as a young high school student, as well as his more recent experience with our Science Alliance program.

In this second video, you’ll learn in more detail how Jorge moved from the sciences into law, and then into venture capital investing, maintaining his interest and passion for the sciences throughout. Jorge also talks about the role our Idea to IPO course played in his latest career transition.

To learn more about the Academy's Science Alliance program and how it helps young scientists explore possible career paths, click here.