New Technology Assessment in Entrepreneurial Financing - Can Crowdfunding Predict Venture Capital Investments?

Kaminski, J., C. Hopp und T. Tykvová (2019), New Technology Assessment in Entrepreneurial Financing – Does Crowdfunding Predict Venture Capital Investments? Technological Forecasting and Social Change 139, 287-302.

23 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2016 Last revised: 4 Jun 2019

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Jermain Kaminski

Maastricht University

Christian Hopp

RWTH Aachen University

Tereza Tykvova

University of Hohenheim - Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

Recent years have seen an upsurge of novel sources of new venture financing through crowdfunding (CF). We draw on 54,943 successfully crowdfunded projects and 3,313 venture capital (VC) investments throughout the period 04/2012-06/2015 to investigate, on the aggregate level, how crowdfunding is related to a more traditional source of entrepreneurial finance, venture capital. Granger causality tests support the view that VC investments follow crowdfunding investments. Cointegration tests also suggest a long-run relationship between crowdfunding and VC investments, while impulse response functions (IRF) indicate a positive effect running from CF to VC within two to six months. Crowdfunding seems to help VC investors in assessing future trends rather than crowding them out of the market.

Keywords: crowdfunding, venture capital, Granger causality, crowding out

JEL Classification: G30, G24, O3

Suggested Citation

Kaminski, Jermain and Hopp, Christian and Tykvova, Tereza, New Technology Assessment in Entrepreneurial Financing - Can Crowdfunding Predict Venture Capital Investments? (2019). Kaminski, J., C. Hopp und T. Tykvová (2019), New Technology Assessment in Entrepreneurial Financing – Does Crowdfunding Predict Venture Capital Investments? Technological Forecasting and Social Change 139, 287-302. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2829777 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2829777

Jermain Kaminski (Contact Author)

Maastricht University ( email )

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Maastricht, LM 6211
Netherlands

Christian Hopp

RWTH Aachen University ( email )

Templergraben 55
52056 Aachen, 52056
Germany

Tereza Tykvova

University of Hohenheim - Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences

Germany

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