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Philanthropic Venture Capital From A Global Perspective: Definition and Investment Strategy

Mariarosa Scarlata and Luisa Alemany

in The Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780195391596
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195391596.013.0009

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Philanthropic Venture Capital From A Global Perspective: Definition and Investment Strategy

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The aim of this article is threefold. First, it provides a definition of the philanthropic venture capital concept and presents different typologies of philanthropic venture capitalists in terms of the social enterprises they support and the outcomes to which they tend to give rise. Second, it describes the investment model adopted by philanthropic venture capitalists. And third, it presents the investment policy that characterizes the emerging philanthropic venture capital industry, with a special focus on the composition of its portfolio.

Keywords: philanthropic venture capital industry; social enterprises; investment model; investment policy; investment portfolio

Article.  8592 words. 

Subjects: Economics ; Financial Markets

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