Seed and Venture Capital

Concise Guide to Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation. Audretsch DB, Hayter CS, Link AN. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015, 175-179.

3 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2016

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Sophie Manigart

Vlerick Business School; Ghent University

Thomas Standaert

Ghent University - Univ Lille 2

Tom R. Vanacker

Ghent University; University of Exeter Business School

Date Written: March 17, 2015

Abstract

Financing innovative, high-growth ventures are difficult given their reliance on intangible knowledge-based assets, high probabilities of failure and asymmetries between entrepreneurs and financiers. Venture capitalists have developed systems over time to cope with this uncertainty and asymmetries in pursuit of high returns with other investors following suit. Unfortunately, returns on very early-stage investments to not seem to provide compensation for the commensurate risk taken and thus creative policy or industry-wide solutions are needed.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, technology, innovation

Suggested Citation

Manigart, Sophie and Standaert, Thomas and Vanacker, Tom R., Seed and Venture Capital (March 17, 2015). Concise Guide to Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation. Audretsch DB, Hayter CS, Link AN. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015, 175-179.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2749122

Sophie Manigart (Contact Author)

Vlerick Business School ( email )

Reep 1
Ghent, BE-9000
Belgium

Ghent University ( email )

Sint-Pietersplein 7
Gent, 9000
Belgium

Thomas Standaert

Ghent University - Univ Lille 2 ( email )

Sint-Pietersplein 7
Ghent, 9000
Belgium

Tom R. Vanacker

Ghent University ( email )

Sint-Pietersplein 7
Gent, 9000
Belgium

University of Exeter Business School ( email )

Streatham Court
Exeter, EX4 4JH
United Kingdom

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