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Signaling in Equity Crowdfunding
This paper presents a first–ever empirical examination of the effectiveness of signals that entrepreneurs use to induce (small) investors to commit financial resources in an equity crowdfundingExpand
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Contracts and Exits in Venture Capital Finance
In a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, a semiconductor substrate having device regions and an isolation region for separating the device region is provided. Then, a trench is formed inExpand
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The Determinants of Venture Capital Portfolio Size: Empirical Evidence
This paper explores factors that affect portfolio size among a sample of venture capital financing data from 214 Canadian funds. Four categories of factors affect portfolio size: (1) the ventureExpand
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The legislative road to Silicon Valley
Must policymakers seeking to replicate the success of Silicon Valley's venture capital market first copy other US institutions, such as deep and liquid stock markets? Or can legislative reforms aloneExpand
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Bankruptcy Law and Entrepreneurship
Recent initiatives in a number of countries have sought to promote entrepreneurship through relaxing the legal consequences of personal bankruptcy. Whilst there is an intuitive link, relativelyExpand
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Government Policy Towards Entrepreneurial Finance: Innovation Investment Funds
This paper analyses 280 Australian venture capital and private equity funds and their investments in 845 entrepreneurial firms over the period 1982-2005. I focus the analysis on the InnovationExpand
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Local Bias in Venture Capital Investments
This paper examines local bias in the context of venture capital (VC) investments. Based on a sample of U.S. VC investments between 1980 and June 2009, we find more reputable VCs (older, larger, moreExpand
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Legality and Venture Capital Exits
This paper introduces an analysis of the impact of Legality on the exiting of venture capital investments. We consider a sample of 468 venture-backed companies from 12 Asia-Pacific countries, andExpand
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Private Equity, Leveraged Buyouts and Governance
This paper provides an overview of the literature on private equity and leveraged buyouts, focusing on global evidence related to both governance and returns to private equity and leveraged buyouts.Expand
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Private equity returns and disclosure around the world
To obtain more funds from the institutional investors, private equity (PE) fund managers may report inflated valuations of private investee companies that are not yet sold. However, suchExpand
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