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Venture Capital Reputation, Post-IPO Performance and Corporate Governance


C. N. V. Krishnan


Case Western Reserve University - Department of Banking & Finance

Vladimir I. Ivanov


US Securities & Exchange Commission

Ronald W. Masulis


University of New South Wales - Australian School of Business; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI); Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Ajai K. Singh


Lehigh University - College of Business & Economics

December 1, 2009

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Forthcoming
ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 265/2009

Abstract:     
We examine the association of a venture capital (VC) firm’s reputation with the post-IPO long-run performance of its portfolio firms. We find that VC reputation, measured by the past market share of VC-backed IPOs, has significant positive associations with long-run firm performance measures. While more reputable VCs initially select better quality firms, more reputable VCs continue to be associated with superior long-run performance, even after controlling for VC selectivity. We find more reputable VCs exhibit more active post-IPO involvement in the corporate governance of their portfolio firms and this continued VC involvement positively influences post-IPO firm performance.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 56

Keywords: Venture capital, Reputation, Initial Public Offerings, Post-IPO long-run performance, Post-IPO VC shareholdings and directorships, Corporate governance

JEL Classification: G24, G34, L33, M13

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Date posted: June 22, 2006 ; Last revised: September 8, 2011

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Krishnan, C. N. V. and Ivanov, Vladimir I. and Masulis, Ronald W. and Singh, Ajai K., Venture Capital Reputation, Post-IPO Performance and Corporate Governance (December 1, 2009). Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Forthcoming; ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 265/2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=910982

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C. N. V. Krishnan
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Banking & Finance ( email )
10900 Euclid Ave.
PBL 363
Cleveland, OH 44106-7235
United States
216-368-2116 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://faculty.weatherhead.case.edu/cnvkrishnan/
Vladimir Ivanov
US Securities & Exchange Commission ( email )
Washington, DC
United States
202-551-5307 (Phone)
Ronald W. Masulis (Contact Author)
University of New South Wales - Australian School of Business ( email )
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia
612-9385-5860 (Phone)
612-9385-6347 (Fax)

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) ( email )
c/o ECARES ULB CP 114
B-1050 Brussels
Belgium
Financial Research Network (FIRN)
C/- University of Queensland Business School
St Lucia, 4071 Brisbane
Queensland
Australia
HOME PAGE: http://www.firn.org.au

Ajai K. Singh
Lehigh University - College of Business & Economics ( email )
Bethlehem, PA 18015
United States
216-368-0802 (Phone)
216-368-6249 (Fax)
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