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Venture capital and the financial crisis: an empirical study across industries and countries

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  • Block, Joern
  • Sandner, Philipp
  • De Vries, Geertjan

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This study analyzes the effect of the 2008 financial crisis on the venture capital market. We show that the crisis is associated with a decrease in the number of initial funding rounds as well as with a decrease in the amount of funds raised in later funding rounds. The effects of the crisis differed across industries and were stronger in the US than in other countries. We suggest that the crisis has led to a severe ‘funding gap’ in the financing of technological development and innovation

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 20287.

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Keywords: Venture capital; financial crisis; innovation finance; entrepreneurial finance; recession;

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