Douglas Cumming

in The Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780195391596
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks


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This article begins with definitions of the terms “venture capital” and “private equity.” It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to provide a comprehensive picture of all of the issues dealing with the structure, governance, and performance of venture capital. It presents data to Q3 2010 from Pitchbook that shows the current state of the venture capital industry in the United States, in order to demonstrate the massive boom and bust in recent times.

Keywords: venture capital industry; private equity; investments; United States

Article.  4309 words. 

Subjects: Economics ; Financial Markets

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