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Venture Capital Before The First Dollar: Deal Origination, Screening, and Evaluation

Chris Yung

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/9780195391596.013.0010

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Venture Capital Before The First Dollar: Deal Origination, Screening, and Evaluation

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This article reviews the activities undertaken by venture capitalists before the first dollar is invested. The unifying theme is information acquisition. Specifically, it reviews how venture capitalists elicit or produce information about the new venture, using their due diligence activities, network of professional contacts, and financial contracting choices.

Keywords: venture capitalists; information acquisition; information sharing; due diligence; financial contracting

Article.  10665 words. 

Subjects: Economics ; Financial Markets

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