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

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We compare the investment activities and sources of finance of venture capital (VC) funds in Germany, Israel, Japan and the United Kingdom. VC investments differ across countries in terms of their stage, sector and geographical focus. Sources of VC funds also differ across countries; for example, banks are particularly important in Germany and Japan, corporations in Israel, and pension funds in the United Kingdom. Although the differences in investments are related to funding sources—for exam...

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Colin Mayer More by this author
Koen Schoors More by this author
Yishay Yafeh More by this author
Publication date:
2005
URN:
uuid:fea86f20-0640-4c33-94ae-5d5f3586c5fc
Local pid:
oai:eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk:572

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