The Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital

Hardcover | April 18, 2012

EditorDouglas Cumming

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Venture capital (VC) refers to investments provided to early-stage, innovative, and high growth start-up companies. A common characteristic of all venture capital investments is that investee companies do not have cash flows to pay interest on debt or dividends on equity. Rather, investmentsare made with a view towards capital gain on exit. The most sought-after exit routes are an initial public offering (IPO), where a company lists on a stock exchange for the first time, and an acquisition exit (trade sale), where the company is sold in entirety to another company. However, VCs mayexit by secondary sales, where the entrepreneur retains his or her share but the VC sells to another company or another investor, buybacks, where the entrepreneur repurchases the VC`s interest, and write-offs or liquidations. The Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital provides a comprehensive picture of all of the issues dealing with the structure, governance, and performance of venture capital. It comprises contributions from 55 authors currently based in 12 different countries.

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Venture capital (VC) refers to investments provided to early-stage, innovative, and high growth start-up companies. A common characteristic of all venture capital investments is that investee companies do not have cash flows to pay interest on debt or dividends on equity. Rather, investmentsare made with a view towards capital gain on ...

Douglas Cumming is Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship and the Ontario Research Chair at the Schulich School of Business, York University. His research is primarily focused on venture capital, private equity, IPOs, law and finance, market surveillance and hedge funds. He has published over 70 refereed papers in leading journals,...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:672 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:April 18, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I. Introduction1. Douglas Cumming: "Introduction to the Handbook of Venture Capital"Part II. The Structure of Venture Capital2. Alexander Groh: "The Capital Flow from Institutional Investors to Entrepreneurs"3. Joern Block, Geertjan De Vires and Philipp Sandner: "Venture Capital and the Financial Crisis: An Empirical Study Across Industries and Countries"4. C.N.V. Krishnan and Ronald Masulis: "Venture Capital Reputation"5. Jennifer Walske and Andrew Zacharakis: "Keys to Fundraising Success in Nascent Venture Capital Firms"6. Gary Dushnitsky: "Corporate Venture Capital in the 21st Century: An Integral Part of Firms' Innovation Toolkit"7. Joseph A. McCahery: "Corporate Venture Capital: From Venturing to Partnering"8. Susan Chaplinsky and David Haushalter: "VIPE Financing: Venture (Capital) Investments in Public Equity"9. Maria Rosa Scarlata and Luisa Alemany: "Philanthropic Venture Capital from a Global Perspective: Definition and Investment Strategy"10. Chris Yung: "Venture Capital before the First Dollar: Deal Origination, Screening and Evaluation"11. Marina Balboa, Jose Marti and Alvaro Tresierra: "Capital Structure Determinants in Growth Firms Accessing Venture Funding"12. Yong Li,: "Venture Capital Staging: Domestic versus Foreign VC-Led Investments"13. Tom Vanacker, Arnout Seghers and Sophie Manigart: "Follow-on Financing of Venture Capital-Backed Companies"14. Denis Trapido: "Performance Implications of Venture Capital Syndication Networks"Part IV. Venture Capital Valuation and Financial Contracting15. Dietmar Leisen: "Valuing and Preferred Shares in Venture Capital Financings"16. Richard Smith: "Required Rates of Return and Financial Contracting for Entrepreneurial Ventures"17. Ola Bengtsson: "Financial Contracting in U.S. Venture Capital: Overview and Empirical Evidence"18. Manuel A. Utset: "Time-Inconsistent Preferences and Venture Capital Contracting"19. Azin Sharifzadeh and Uwe Walz: "Syndication of VC Investments, Governance and Contract Design"20. Ron Christia Antonczyk, Wolgang Breuer and Malte Brettel: "Venture Capital in Germany: The Role of Venture Capital Firms' Experience, Ownership Structure and of Agency Problems"21. Paul Vronsky: "Venture Capital Law Firms: An Analysis of Equity Investments and Networks"Part V. Venture Capital Value Added and Performance22. Wolfgang Bessler, Julian Holler, Martin Seim and Jan Zimmermann: "From Ideas to Product: Financing Innovation and Getting Access to Innovation"23. Roberta Dessi and Nina Yin: "The Impact of Venture Capital on Innovation"24. John Hand: "What Drives the Top Line? Determinants of Sales Revenue in Private Venture-Backed Firms"25. Jess Chua and Zhenyu Wu: "Value Added by Angel Investors through Post-Investment Involvement: Exploratory Evidence and Ownership Implications"26. Jaeho Lee: "The Impact of Venture Capital Participation and Its Affiliation with Financial Institutions on the Long-term Performance of IPO Firms: Evidence from Korea in Hot and Cold Market Periods"Part VI. Regional Perspectives on Venture Capital27. Sampsa Samila: "Regional Impact of Venture Capital"28. Ravi Madhaven and Akie Iriyama: "Spread, Scope and Scale in Venture Capital Globalization: A Clustered Globalization Model"29. Stefano Bonini: "The Development of Venture Capital: Macroeconomic, Political and Legal Determinants"30. Roman Kraeussl and Stefan Krause: "A Comparative Analysis of Venture Capital Investment in the U.S. and Europe"31. Douglas Cumming and Na Dai: "The Role of Geographic Proximity in Venture Capital"32. Emanuel Shachmurove and Yochanan Shachmurove: "Geography and Venture Capital Investment in the United States 1995-2009"33. Darek Klonowski: "The Role of Government, Venture Capital, and Banks in Closing Liquidity Gaps in the SME Sector of an Emerging Market"