Venture Capital Data: Opportunities and Challenges

26 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2016

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Steven N. Kaplan

University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI); University of Chicago - Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship

Josh Lerner

Harvard Business School - Finance Unit; Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: August 2016

Abstract

This paper describes the available data and research on venture capital investments and performance. We comment on the challenges inherent in those data and research as well as possible opportunities to do better.

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Kaplan, Steven Neil and Lerner, Josh, Venture Capital Data: Opportunities and Challenges (August 2016). NBER Working Paper No. w22500. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2823308

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