Part I. Introduction
"Introduction to the Handbook of Venture Capital"
Douglas Cumming, York University Schulich School of Business
Part II. The Structure of Venture Capital
"The Capital Flow from Institutional Investors to Entrepreneurs"
Alexander Groh, EM Lyon Business School
"Venture Capital and the Financial Crisis: An Empirical Study Across Industries and Countries"
Joern Block, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Geertjan De Vires, Department of Applied Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Philipp Sandner, EXIST Founders' Grant Munich
"Venture Capital Reputation"
C.N.V. Krishnan, Case Western Reserve University, and Ronald Masulis, University of New South Wales and Vanderbilt University
"Keys to Fundraising Success in Nascent Venture Capital Firms"
Jennifer Walske, Haas Business School, University of California Berkeley, and Andrew Zacharakis, Babson College
"Corporate Venture Capital in the 21st Century: An Integral Part of Firms' Innovation Toolkit"
Gary Dushnitsky, London Business School
"Corporate Venture Capital: From Venturing to Partnering"
Joseph A. McCahery, Tilburg University, Erik P.M. Vermeulen, Tilburg University, and Andrew M. Banks, Tilburg University
"VIPE Financing: Venture (Capital) Investments in Public Equity"
Susan Chaplinsky, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia, and David Haushalter, Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University
"Philanthropic Venture Capital from a Global Perspective: Definition and Investment Strategy"
Maria Rosa Scarlata, ESADE, and Luisa Alemany, ESADE
Part III. Venture Capital Screening, Staging and Syndication
"Venture Capital before the First Dollar: Deal Origination, Screening and Evaluation"
Chris Yung, McIntyre School of Commerce, University of Virginia
"Capital Structure Determinants in Growth Firms Accessing Venture Funding"
Marina Balboa, University of Alicante - Department of Financial Economics, José Martí, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and Álvaro Tresierra, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
"Venture Capital Staging: Domestic versus Foreign VC-Led Investments"
Yong Li, SUNY Buffalo
"Follow-on Financing of Venture Capital-Backed Companies"
Tom Vanacker, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Arnout Seghers, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, and Sophie Manigart, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School
"Performance Implications of Venture Capital Syndication Networks"
Denis Trapido, University of California, Irvine
Part IV. Venture Capital Valuation and Financial Contracting
"Valuing and Preferred Shares in Venture Capital Financings"
Dietmar Leisen, University of Mainz
"Required Rates of Return and Financial Contracting for Entrepreneurial Ventures"
Richard Smith, A Gary Andersen Graduate School of Management, University of California Riverside
"Financial Contracting in U.S. Venture Capital: Overview and Empirical Evidence"
Ola Bengtsson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Time-Inconsistent Preferences and Venture Capital Contracting"
Manuel A. Utset, Florida State University School of Law
"Syndication of VC Investments, Governance and Contract Design"
Azin Sharifzadeh, Goethe University Frankfurt and Uwe Walz, Goethe University Frankfurt
"Venture Capital in Germany: The Role of Venture Capital Firms' Experience, Ownership Structure and of Agency Problems"
Ron Christian Antonczyk, KPMG Corporate Finance Singapore, Wolgang Breuer, RWTH Aachen University and Malte Brettel, RWTH Aachen University
"Venture Capital Law Firms: An Analysis of Equity Investments and Networks"
Paul Vronsky, Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP, San Francisco
Part V. Venture Capital Value Added and Performance
"From Ideas to Product: Financing Innovation and Getting Access to Innovation"
Wolfgang Bessler, Center for Finance and Banking, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen,Julian Holler, Institute of Finance, University of Hamburg, Germany, Martin Seim, Center for Finance and Banking, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, and Jan Zimmermann, Center for Finance and Banking, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
"The Impact of Venture Capital on Innovation"
Roberta Dessi, Toulouse School of Economics, and Nina Yin, Toulouse School of Economics
"What Drives the Top Line? Determinants of Sales Revenue in Private Venture-Backed Firms"
John Hand, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
"Value Added by Angel Investors through Post-Investment Involvement: Exploratory Evidence and Ownership Implications"
Jess Chua, University of Calgary, and Zhenyu Wu, University of Saskatchewan
"The Impact of Venture Capital Participation and Its Affiliation with Financial Institutions on the Long-term Performance of IPO Firms: Evidence from Korea in Hot and Cold Market Periods"
Jaeho Lee, Pophang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
Part VI. Regional Perspectives on Venture Capital
"Regional Impact of Venture Capital"
Sampsa Samila, National University of Singapore and Brock University
"Spread, Scope and Scale in Venture Capital Globalization: A Clustered Globalization Model"
Ravi Madhaven, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, and Akie Iriyama, SUNY Buffalo
"The Development of Venture Capital: Macroeconomic, Political and Legal Determinants"
Stefano Bonini, Bocconi University and New York University
"A Comparative Analysis of Venture Capital Investment in the U.S. and Europe"
Roman Kraeussl, VU University Amsterdam, and Stefan Krause, Banque de France
"The Role of Geographic Proximity in Venture Capital"
Douglas Cumming, Schulich School of Business, York University, and Na Dai, SUNY Albany
"Geography and Venture Capital Investment in the United States 1995-2009"
Emanuel Shachmurove, Esq., Independent, and Yochanan Shachmurove, The City College of the City University of New York, and Department of Economics University of Pennsylvania
"The Role of Government, Venture Capital, and Banks in Closing Liquidity Gaps in the SME Sector of an Emerging Market"
Darek Klonowski, Brandon University
Venture capital (VC) refers to investments provided to early-stage, innovative, and high growth start-up companies. A common characteristic of all venture capital investments is that investee companies do not have cash flows to pay interest on debt or dividends on equity. Rather, investments are made with a view towards capital gain on exit. The most sought after exit routes are an initial public offering (IPO), where a company lists on a stock exchange for the first time, and an acquisition exit (trade sale), where the company is sold in entirety to another company. However, VCs often exit their investments by secondary sales, wherein the entrepreneur retains his or her share but the VC sells to another company or investor buybacks, where the entrepreneur repurchases the VC`s interest and write-offs (liquidations).
The Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital provides a comprehensive picture of all the issues dealing with the structure, governance, and performance of venture capital from a global perspective. The handbook comprises contributions from 55 authors currently based in 12 different countries.