A Survey of Venture Capital Research

TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2011-044

CentER Discussion Paper Series No. 2011-111

136 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2011  

Marco Da Rin

Tilburg University, Department of Finance; Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Thomas F. Hellmann

University of Oxford - Said Business School; University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business; University of Oxford - Said Business School

Manju Puri

Duke University - Fuqua School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

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Date Written: October 12, 2011

Abstract

This survey reviews the growing body of academic work on venture capital. It lays out the major data sources used. It examines the work on venture capital investments in companies, looking at issues of selection, contracting, post-investment services and exits. The survey considers recent work on organizational structures of venture capital firms, and the relationship between general and limited partners. It discusses the work on the returns to venture capital investments. It also examines public policies, and the role of venture capital in the economy at large.

Keywords: Venture capital, private equity, alternative assets, IPOs, acquisitions, corporate venture capital, public policy, limited partners, institutional investors, syndication, innovation, venture capital returns

JEL Classification: G24, G21, G23

Suggested Citation

Da Rin, Marco and Hellmann, Thomas F. and Puri, Manju, A Survey of Venture Capital Research (October 12, 2011). TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2011-044. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1942821 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1942821

Marco Da Rin (Contact Author)

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Manju Puri

Duke University - Fuqua School of Business ( email )

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