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New Venture Valuation by Venture Capitalists: An Integrative Approach

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  • Ge, Dingkun

    (San Francisco State U)

  • Mahoney, James M.

    (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

  • Mahoney, Joseph T.

    (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Abstract

How to valuate accurately a new venture is a critical and under-researched question in entrepreneurial financing. Leveraging established theories in strategic management, this research study develops an integrative theoretical framework to examine whether venture capitalists' valuation of a new venture can be explained by variables identified in the strategy literature as important to predicting firm-level economic performance. A systematic linkage between well-developed theories in strategy and venture capital valuation practice are corroborated empirically. This research study proposes a complementary method to extant valuation methods to valuate a new venture.

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  • Ge, Dingkun & Mahoney, James M. & Mahoney, Joseph T., 2005. "New Venture Valuation by Venture Capitalists: An Integrative Approach," Working Papers 05-0124, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Business.
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