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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 crowdfunding
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 in
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 venture
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 alone
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, relatively
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, more
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, and
Crowding Out Private Equity: Canadian Evidence
In this paper, we examine a Canadian tax-driven vehicle known as the Labour Sponsored Venture Capital Corporation (LSVCC). As a theoretical matter, we suggest that the LSVCCs can be expected to have
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