Entrepreneurial Success: Differing Perceptions of Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists

  title={Entrepreneurial Success: Differing Perceptions of Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists},
  author={Ervin L. Black and F. Greg Burton and David A. Wood and Aaron F. Zimbelman},
  journal={The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation},
  pages={189 - 198}
The recent credit crisis has made it more difficult for entrepreneurs to find funding. It is increasingly important for entrepreneurs to know what is important to venture capitalists (VCs) when they make their funding decisions. The authors interviewed entrepreneurs and VCs to determine the traits these groups perceive as necessary for entrepreneurial success. They find that entrepreneurs cite traits inherent in their nature significantly more than VCs. Additionally, entrepreneurs who do not… 
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