In this paper from the NBER, the authors survey 885 institutional VCs to learn how they make decisions across eight areas: deal sourcing; investment selection; valuation; deal structure; post-investment value-added; exits; internal firm organization; and relationships with limited partners.
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In this report from Cambridge Associates, they examine the flawed theory that LPs seeking compelling venture capital returns should only commit to a handful of franchise managers.
This working paper from the Stanford Business School explores how venture capital has become a dominant force in the financing of innovative American companies over the last 30 years.
The research readings listed here revolve around one of Venture Forward’s four mission pillars: Research – conducting and sharing meaningful research on VC trends and impact. In curating these materials, we prioritize readings that provide industry insights with data and analysis or durable information, as opposed to opinion pieces or non-data-driven commentary.
This is not an exhaustive list of readings or research resources available, but rather, one focused on providing meaningful, long-term value.
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