Sandy Yu

Sandy Yu

Assistant Professor
Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship


3-247 Carlson School


  • PhD
    Economics New York University
  • MS
    Electrical Engineering Stanford University
  • BS
    Electrical Engineering Stanford University


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology & Innovation


Sandy Yu is an Assistant Professor in the Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship department at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Her research examines key strategic concerns of entrepreneurs: fundraising and growth. Her current work focuses on the impact of start-up financing from sources such as venture capital, accelerators, and crowdfunding. Her work is supported by the Kauffman Foundation and the National Science Foundation.

Sandy holds a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Prior to academia, she worked at Microsoft, Toshiba, and Ooma. 

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