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Financing High Technology Startups in Belgium: An Explorative Study

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  • Manigart, Sophie
  • Struyf, Carol

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The results of an explorative study on the financing of 18 high technology Belgian startups are reported. On a counts basis, the most important sources of financing at the startup are the entrepreneurs and the banks, but the sources that provide the largest amounts of funds are the venture capital companies and private investors. Private investors and venture capitalists have a complementary role, with the former investing mostly at the startup and the latter financing the early growth. The role of the government, universities and other companies is limited. Copyright 1997 by Kluwer Academic Publishers

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  • Manigart, Sophie & Struyf, Carol, 1997. "Financing High Technology Startups in Belgium: An Explorative Study," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 9(2), pages 125-135, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:9:y:1997:i:2:p:125-35
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