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Sources of Funds and Investment Activities of Venture Capital Funds: Evidence from Germany, Israel, Japan and the UK.

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We compare sources of funds and investment activities of venture capital (VC) funds in Germany, Israel, Japan and the UK using a newly constructed data set. The data provide a rare opportunity to evaluate relations between funds' sources of finance and activities. We find that sources of VC funds differ significantly across countries, e.g. banks are particularly important in Germany, corporations in Israel, insurance companies in Japan, and pension funds in the UK. VC investment patterns also...

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Publisher:
National Bureau of Economic Research
Series:
Sources of Funds and Investment Activities of Venture Capital Funds: Evidence from Germany, Israel, Japan and the UK.
Place of publication:
Inc, NBER Working Papers
Publication date:
2003-01-01
Language:
English
UUID:
uuid:c41d4615-086b-4b00-a927-e5a852e1c83b
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:12040
Deposit date:
2011-08-16

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