From Start-Up to Scale-Up: Examining Public Policies for the Financing of High-Growth Ventures

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Gilles Duruflé

Quebec City Conference

Thomas F. Hellmann

University of Oxford - Said Business School; University of Oxford - Said Business School; European Corporate Governance Initiative

Karen E. Wilson

GV Partners; Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

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Date Written: September 1, 2016

Abstract

This paper examines the challenge of entrepreneurial companies to go beyond the start-up phase and grow into large successful companies. We examine the long-term financing of these so-called scale-up companies, focusing on the US, Europe and Canada. The paper first provides a conceptual framework for understanding the challenges of financing scale-ups. It then shows some data about the various aspects of financing scale-ups in the US, Europe and Canada. Finally the paper raises the question of long-term public policies for supporting the creation of a better scale-up environment.

Suggested Citation

Duruflé, Gilles and Hellmann, Thomas F. and Wilson, Karen E., From Start-Up to Scale-Up: Examining Public Policies for the Financing of High-Growth Ventures (September 1, 2016). Saïd Business School WP 2017-05, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2913512 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2913512

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