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Start-up Investment With Scarce Venture Capital Support

  • Kanniainen, V.
  • Keuschnigg, C.

Start-up entrepreneurs are often commercially inexperienced. In giving managerial advice, venture capitalists can importantly enhance the success of innovative but highly risky ventures. The supply of experienced venture capitalists is not eas-ily increased, however, when the rate of business formation accelerates. As the entrepreneurial sector expands, the incumbent venture capitalists tend to include more firms in their portfolio which dilutes the quality of advice, making project risks excessively high in the short-run.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics in its series University of Helsinki, Department of Economics with number 503.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:fth:helsec:503
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