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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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  • Block, Joern & Sandner, Philipp & De Vries, Geertjan, 2010. "Venture capital and the financial crisis: an empirical study across industries and countries," MPRA Paper 20287, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Suret, Jean-Marc, 2010. "Le financement des entreprises en démarrage et en croissance : le point de la situation," L'Actualité Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, vol. 86(3), pages 385-411, septembre.

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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups
    • G24 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights

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